Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill

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Learn how the early settlers lived at Pioneer Settlement, a replica of a riverside town. Step aboard the restored paddle steamer Gem and watch shows at Kaiser Stereoscopic Panorama Theatre, one of only three anywhere in the world. Hop on a horse-drawn coach to explore the village made up of 50 cottages and heritage buildings. Steel wheel tractors are the only examples still existing anywhere in the world. The youngest visitors will be delighted at the opportunity to dress up in old-time clothes and taste treats at the candy shop. During the day, relax on the Mighty Murray River with a cruise aboard the PS Pyar. In the evening, a modern sound-and-light show will ensure your journey back in time is a memorable experience. Use our Swan Hill road trip planning tool to visit Pioneer Settlement on your trip to Swan Hill, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • 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. Th...  more »
  • 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 stat...  more »
  • 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. Woul...  more »
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  • A must visit when you're in Swan Hill. We had a wonderful experience, walking around the well kept settlement, run majority by volunteers. We even dressed up and took some memorable pictures, all for only an additional $5. The laser show at night is simple amazing. Such creativity with lights and the Murray River water. Would recommend this place to people of all ages.
  • Absolutely love the place, plenty of fun and hands on stuff to do to keep kids happy as well as them learning about a great time in history. Really enjoyed the light and sound show. Kids had a ball and haven't stopped talking about it. Very educational and fun at the same time. Cheers.
  • Heart of the Murray laser show was excellent. Fun place to visit if you're into history and old time stuff.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day visit and the laser light show. This has vastly improved since our last visit.
  • Lovely place , of historical value. Teach the next generation what it was like to survive in those times .

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