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Pioneer Settlement

Monash Drive, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
+61 3 5036 2410
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good experience

Very interesting to see the old way of life and have a horse coach ride. Very old machinery and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Garry M
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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
You must visit the heart of the Murray show at least the once!

You will need to rug up as it is outside, but we had a lovely balmy night. The show was all about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stutz28
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Cockatoo, Australia
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  • Average7%
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“murray river” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Monash Drive, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
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+61 3 5036 2410
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting to see the old way of life and have a horse coach ride. Very old machinery and buildings reminded us of the little house on the prairie TV series. Really enjoyed the morning here. Coffee and scones were great.

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will need to rug up as it is outside, but we had a lovely balmy night. The show was all about the history to the present day of the Murray all done with laser light onto the water.

Thank Stutz28
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see when in Swan Hill,, The lazier light show ,great for all ages ,,It's as good as the one in Warrnambool. Did the meal down by the river for tea then of to the show .

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of the Pioneer Settlement is the Heartbeat of the Murray laser light show. It's well worth the visit. The seating is fabulous and the show is informative, entertaining and really clever! The overall experience is a great day out - there is also...More

Thank Lea J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there last week to the Pioneer Settlement & though its smaller than Sovereign Hill I still enjoyed it. Staff were helpful & friendly especially as they are volunteers. we also went to the Laser Show at night it was really good but it...More

Thank christinedrossinis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow we went two days in a row. This village is so beautifully set up & well run by lovely volunteers mostly. The information boards about every item were so useful. Many people compare this place to the one in Ballarat. There is no comparison....More

Thank Jomarah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the pioneer settlement. I have spent time here religiously since I was a child. I have wonderful memories from when my parents would take me at a young age and have new memories of the re-vamped settlement as of 2017. What would make...More

Thank tamara_hula
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth going to, we had an all day ticket for the village, a river cruise and the water/laser show. The staff/volunteers were amazing, such genuine passion and dedication which transfers to everyone they talk to, what great service this all makes for a memorable...More

1  Thank Gail T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth every cent. Not overly expensive anyway but definitely a must do in Swan Hill. They do supply a rug in the cold evenings (thank you). Most enjoyable and very informative history of the Murray

Thank kazzap45
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The children and I had a fantastic time walking around and exploring the past, we had a river cruise the time went so quickly the kids loved every min, after a great day we came back for the light show it was a great story...More

1  Thank 1MadMax75
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Diane B
2 August 2017|
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I think they have but give them a call
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Christine W
30 September 2016|
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No you are not allowed to take pets into the settlement.
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mira47
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
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