Photo: Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement
Step back in time to the paddle-steamer era.
Stock up on fresh produce from farm gates dotted around the town, including pistachio farms and one of Australia’s largest olive groves.
For something different, visit the Olson Pheasant Farm and check out the gourmet pheasant products or sample a fine drop from one of the cellar doors.
The Pioneer Settlement Museum is a Swan Hill highlight. The museum is a re-created port town from the paddle-steamer era and boasts a fine collection of antiques and artefacts.
The best way to enjoy the museum’s experience is to travel in their horse and cart or tour in their old Dodge car, or aboard the 105-year-old paddle-steamer Pyap. Take your camera.
At night, you can catch the spectacular sound and light show.
The main street recreates shops typical of early inland towns. The Kaiser Stereoscope Theatre, one of two remaining in the world, demonstrates an early yet advanced form of movie technology.
Another place worth seeing is the picturesque gardens at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, situated on the Marraboor River. This gallery specialises in Australian native art and supports local and other Australian Aboriginal artists.
The permanent collection of The Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery features more than three hundred works of art, including original Australian aboriginal art and works on paper and canvas.
Explore the river at your own pace and stay overnight on a houseboat or cruise to the gracious Murray Downs Homestead on the MV Kookaburra. Nearby Lake Boga is a delightful spot to enjoy a range of water sports such as parasailing, waterskiing or watching the yachts.
For Visitor Information, where to go, what to do, where to stay, tours and cruises and where to eat, be sure to take the time to stop in at the Swan Hill Region Information Centre
Cnr McCrae & Curlewis Streets
Swan Hill VIC 3585
Telephone: +61 3 5032 3033
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