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Pioneer Settlement

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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an enjoyable day

When we arrived we were told there were renovations in progress and certain attractions were not... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2013
Kangaroo Flat, Australia
Fantastic time here

The amount of work done on this place it was very impressive as I had been as a kid myself it is... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2013
karren L
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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125 Monash Drive, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
+61 3 5036 2410
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

When we arrived we were told there were renovations in progress and certain attractions were not available but we were offered a 50% discount on the entry price. We decided to go in and spent the next 4+ hours there without getting bored, it was...More

1  Thank jamescheshunt
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Visited in January. Extremely hot and dusty. Once you get your ticket and move into the complex, there are several free rides around the village, one in a 1923 Dodge, and the other by horse and cart. No commentary unfortunately. We got our tickets at...More

2  Thank Ippy47
Reviewed 11 January 2013

The amount of work done on this place it was very impressive as I had been as a kid myself it is must see if you are in town

1  Thank karren L
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Excellent location by the river for Presentation Night New Years Eve. Murray Marathon culmination. Cool and relaxing. Excellent meal provided by the Pioneer Staff.

1  Thank Trudi N
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Just found that if you have been there before nothing much has changed ....was dissapointed that you could not pat the horse....but loved the animal farm....could have stayed there for the whole daywith the farm animals .....but found it to be over priced

1  Thank Judith-68
Reviewed 20 December 2012

$45 for two persons to look around is too much - it is now too difficult to even get to the Murray for a walk or take pictures

1  Thank sallyfry
Reviewed 7 December 2012

The pioneer settlement is great and good value for money. Great collection and volunteers are very friendly and have great knowledge. Would recommend a visit.

1  Thank Jackie438
Reviewed 27 November 2012

It is very interesting if you like to view the way things used to be,all the volunteers were knowledgeable and helpful.The grounds are abit dusty and can tiring when very hot.

Thank royj
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Good layout-we didn't have to walk too far to see everything.Excellent descriptions of the items on display and realistic settings for the shops,etc.

1  Thank Beverley D
Reviewed 15 November 2012

A little overpriced for what is there. Some nice buildings but they need more entertainment on the site.

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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