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Pioneer Settlement

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Step back in time.

Worth a visit. Step back in time with many original displays. Value for money. Free horse and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicki F
Geelong, Australia
via mobile
Slower paced Sovereign Hill, nice country experience

Expect a slower pace than at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat. We arrived a little too late for the 10am... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen Y
Melbourne, Australia
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Monash Drive, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
+61 3 5036 2410
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Step back in time with many original displays. Value for money. Free horse and carriage ride plus free vintage car ride. Many working displays. Well set out areas.

Thank Vicki F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expect a slower pace than at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat. We arrived a little too late for the 10am school experience and the next one was at 1pm. As not many other activities scheduled in between, we debated whether to make the 1pm one but...More

Thank Karen Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place really takes you back in time and gives you an idea of how tough things would have been way back when

Thank Derrick568
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint old time village. Easy strolling around in and out of the old buildings and there are lots of old tractors and wagons for kids to climb up onto. The old paddle steamer The Gem you can go aboard and look at...More

Thank mummamiaMA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice, quiet version of Sovereign Hill, much smaller scale and not as much to do but very similar otherwise. The paddle steamer Pyap was a nice hour. Worth doing the 3 attractions in one, settlement, Pyap and Heartbeat of Murray as its...More

Thank lachkeira
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pioneer settlement was amazing and very interesting. I loved how the staff wore period costumes. It was well set up with some real shops to go and buy things in as well as ones that just had displays. We went on the paddle steamer cruise...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well put together display of heritage equipment and buildings. The staff, mostly volunteers, are friendly and knowledgeable about the settlement. We took the free rides on the vintage wagon and automobile, and had lunch in the café. The service was fantastic.

Thank Brad A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

go in mid afternoon enjoy the sights of the olden days going back in time . ride the coach or the old car give dad a thrill'

Thank Dags1954
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We stayed at The Lodges for four nights and attended the Pioneer Settlement for three days for school camp activities according to the listed three day camp. Accommodation - standard school camp dorms. 2 toilets and 3 showers per 20 students. Catering - very basic...More

Thank Tammy M
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

My husband recalls coming here as a kid and thought it would be the same exciting and interesting place to learn of the pioneer settlement. We were a little disappointed but we tried to enjoy every bit of it anyway. There is a package for...More

1  Thank Samantha L
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Monika S
2 March 2018|
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Response from Jess W | Property representative |
Yes alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages available.
Monika S
24 February 2018|
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Response from Sam4301 | Reviewed this property |
The show starts in the cafe with a slide show then a walk in the dark with dull lights leading the way. There is the theatre with seats (wooden) it holds around 100-150 people. The walk could upset someone that doesn’t like... More
Diane B
2 August 2017|
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Response from Danny L | Reviewed this property |
I think so but give them a call