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.
Pioneer Settlement reviews
A lot of time and effort has gone into making this place a true gem. It is well worth the visit, especially combined with a trip on the PYAP & the night (light) show. The light show is simply... more »
Had a lovely day to head to the pioneer settlement. Plenty to see and do with a great piece of history included. Took a ride on the PS Pyap and also did the heartbeat of the Murray light show as... more »
A must visit place for all, and if you have kids between 3 - 18yrs I recon it is mandatory. We have spent almost one full day looking around lot of great historical buildings and fantastic memories. The place is well maintained. I felt I missed the great old days where there was lot of love in people. The staff is very friendly too...I will go there again ...
The light show after 7pm was just amazing. The screen was 💦 water, brilliant concept & a visual feast. Well worth the experience. The history of the Murray is a fascinating story especially told this way. The walk through the historical village before & after the screening in the night air put you right there in those times. Highly recommended!
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