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Pioneer Settlement

Monash Drive, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
+61 3 5036 2410
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Well worth a visit

Really enjoyed our visit even though it was a cold and wet day. Most things are undercover so no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adelaide, Australia
Love these villages

We’ve seen a few on our travels in oz this was was pretty good! Bonus free drive in an old car... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine A
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Monash Drive, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
+61 3 5036 2410
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit even though it was a cold and wet day. Most things are undercover so no problem - still plenty to see. Enjoyable ride on the paddle steamer PYAP. Unfortunately our timing didn't allow us to see the light show in the...More

Thank Cheezels57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve seen a few on our travels in oz this was was pretty good! Bonus free drive in an old car. Loved the old houses 🏠 and gardens stopped for lunch too not the cafe near enterance we went to the cafe called spoons!!!!! Omg...More

Thank Christine A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally got to the Settlement after 40 Year’s . My generation would have more of an appreciation of what there is at this establishment than the young ones. The Settlement has captured what it was to grow up in olden times. On display are buildings,...More

Thank Gretchen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great show. It’s amazing how they even do it. Our 5 year old loved it. It’s magical from the minute you start walking to the show inside the grounds. If you have little kids sit on the far right side near the front...More

Thank Taniabusby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this pioneer settlement to research early authentic Australian building methods and interiors for my upcoming renovation of 1855 Caroline Chisholm House at 174 Mollison Street, Kyneton. I liked this visit a lot and came away with many photos and inspiration. Great place to experience...More

Thank Robyn W
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Ok guys don’t get me wrong I loved this place. But feel it could be soooo much better. Visited on Melbourne cup day 2017 The Heart Beat of the Murray is a must see. It was the highlight of my trip. The paddle boat Pyap...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Great chronology of the evolution of technology in Australia on the farm, in the factory and in the home. At the theatre they have an original Kaiserpanorama, a rounded type room where at several stations you can look into binocular type set ups and view...More

Thank Tolevinstoy
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Great stop off in Swan Hill. Very informative above the pioneer history. Staff and volunteers are doing a great job of keeping the large collection. Good cafe, enjoyed the horse and old car ride. Would have liked more info in indigenous area. Recommended.

Thank Emfc
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and interesting sights. Went back in time with the authentic costumes Loved the day

Thank Tessa A
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We went mid week, so it was nice and quiet but can imagine it would be quite busy on the weekend or holidays etc. Nice cafe, serving really good coffee. Friendly people, very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Free horse and cart or...More

Thank kazzb2016
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Diane B
2 August 2017|
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Response from Tony L | Reviewed this property |
I think they have but give them a call
Christine W
30 September 2016|
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Response from MrsBenHam | Reviewed this property |
No you are not allowed to take pets into the settlement.
4 September 2016|
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Response from fional943 | Reviewed this property |
Have a look on their website for the 3 in one deal. That's where I found it. Off the top of my head I can't remember. Plud their information will be up to date. I think it was about $50 or 60 for the 3 in one deal, but may... More