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Pioneer Settlement

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Very Interesting

What an interesting place walk walk around and take in the history of what it used to be like back... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Albion Park, Australia

The villager is a fantastic collection of yesteryear. Its a great one for kids with plenty of open... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“horse and cart”(17 reviews)
Take a step back in time, when things were a little more relaxed, when pioneering men and women of the 19th century succeeded in taming this wild Mallee landscape. Your self-guided tour among an enormous collection of working tractors and machinery...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
125 Monash Drive, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
+61 3 5036 2410
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We have visited other pioneer/historical towns in the country but this has to rate as one of the best. You can purchase either just for the town, or up to a triple combo which includes a night tour/show and a paddle steamer ride. We did...More

6  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We deliberately took a 2-night detour through Swan Hill so I could share my childhood memories (1983) with my own children. I tried my best to excite them but the place was like a ghost town. A couple of small groups wandering around, but like...More

7  Thank TheRoes
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

What an interesting place walk walk around and take in the history of what it used to be like back in the pioneer days. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The villager is a fantastic collection of yesteryear. Its a great one for kids with plenty of open areas right beside the Murray, with plenty to occupy the fertile mind. Seriously a view into the past the buildings and collections are a credit to Swan...More

Thank richard b
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Visited the pioneer settlement and were very impressed with the historical information available in the buildings that were all accessible. The omnibus ride around the village and the ride in the heritage car were an unexpected bonus. All the staff were helpful and friendly. When...More

Thank mrsincranny
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Pioneer Settlement is a step back in time to the 1800’s, featuring a village of old style buildings, a working blacksmith, machinery from the period, and a quaint little general store/candy store. Have enjoyed this place enough to warrant multiple visits! Loved exploring the old...More

Thank GrasshopperAdelaide
Reviewed 30 April 2018

What a trip down memory lane for us. But first, if you are staying locally enquire at the Park, etc., whether they are able to offer slightly cheaper tickets. We did, and found this very helpful. But the Pioneer Settlement is a must to visit....More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A wonderful time looking at all the old buildings and the lovely grounds. The music shop was a blast. Friendly helpful staff who are mostly volunteers. We had a ride in a vintage car and a horse and coach. We topped the day off with...More

1  Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 25 April 2018

All aspects are excellent, but the light show is brilliant. A little short in that it goes for around 25 minutes, but coupled with the boat ride ans the settlement it is a great experience.We brought our own food and enjoyed a picnic, but there...More

Thank Trent S
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We got the 3 in 1, 2 day pass. (Great value.) I prebooked a wheelchair by phone a month prior to our visit for my mother. We attended all of the scheduled information session except for butter making (still having our lunch). We went to...More

Thank adperrin
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

An amazing array of equipment and memorabilia. Probably suits an older crowd but the free dodge car ride and horse drawn carriage ride was a bonus.

Thank bronwen1965
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great time at the Pioneer Settlement. Recommend you get the 2 day entry with the river cruise. Its cheaper than the 1 day entry with the cruise. And you will want to go back a second time. Allow at least 2hrs per visit, also the...More

1  Thank Les T
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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 8dannyl | Reviewed this property |
I think so but give them a call