Swan Hill

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Swan Hill featuring a river or creek and a sunset

Outstanding local wines, pioneer heritage, beautiful red river gumtrees and the lush banks of the Murray River make long, sunny days in this city even better.

Situated on the south bank of the mighty Murray River, Swan Hill is a relaxed regional city bathed in sunshine and surrounded by picturesque citrus farms and vineyards. Incorporating Robinvale, Beverford, Nyah, Piangil, Lake Boga and Ultima, the Swan Hill vicinity offers fascinating pioneer history, beautiful river views, delicious local produce, regional wines and a thriving arts community.

Explore Swan Hill’s city centre to discover a strip of interesting boutique shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants serving fine local produce and wines. Check out the clock tower, the stately town hall and the bridge that crosses the river over the New South Wales border, dating back to 1896. In front of the Swan Hill railway station, you can’t miss the giant statue of a Murray cod. Stop by the Burke and Wills Tree, a huge Moreton Bay fig tree that commemorates the lives of the two outback explorers.

Go to the Pioneer Settlement to experience a piece of pioneering history on the banks of the Murray River. River cruises operate on the P.S. Pyap, a late 19th-century paddle steamer. The Riverside Park is a lovely green area with picnic spots, barbecue facilities and a playground. Stroll through the Nyah Vinifera State Forest to appreciate the lush eucalyptus forests of this region.

Experience some of the local cultural community with a visit to the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery and Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum. Nearby Lake Boga offers family-friendly camping and swimming spots.

Balmy nights in Swan Hill are perfect for taking a seat at the outdoor terrace of a local restaurant and experiencing some of the region’s excellent produce and wines. Swan Hill’s Mediterranean climate and mighty river make for ideal conditions to produce rich and full-flavoured wines.

Swan Hill is just over 3.5-hours’ drive northwest from Melbourne. Reach Swan Hill on Victoria’s V/Line railway service or fly to Swan Hill Airport.

Visit the region during the Swan Hill Region Food and Wine Festival, occurring annually in March, to experience a showcase of fantastic local produce and wines.

Paddle Steamer Motel
Paddle Steamer Motel
3 out of 5
5563 Murray Valley Highway, Swan Hill, VIC
Fully refundable
The price is AU$92 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
Situated near the airport, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pioneer Settlement Museum, Swan Hill Racecourse Bowls Club and Swan Hill Clock Tower. Swan Hill ...
4.4/5Excellent! (464 reviews)
"Not pricey, clean and cheerful. Does the job for an overnight road trip stop."

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2021

Paddle Steamer Motel
Swan Hill Resort
Swan Hill Resort
4.5 out of 5
405-415 Campbell Street, Swan Hill, VIC
The price is AU$152 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
3.9/5Good! (677 reviews)
"The property was very clean and the gardens were beautiful"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2021

Swan Hill Resort
Big4 Swan Hill - Caravan Park
Big4 Swan Hill - Caravan Park
3.5 out of 5
186 Murray Valley Highway, Swan Hill, VIC
This family-friendly Swan Hill holiday park is within 2 mi (3 km) of Swan Hill Clock Tower, Swan Hill River Park and The Giant Murray Cod. Swan Hill Racecourse ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (43 reviews)
"Very clean. Good for families with plenty of activities for children"

Reviewed on 26 Apr. 2017

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Big4 Swan Hill - Caravan Park
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Lake Boga Caravan Park
Lake Boga Caravan Park
2 out of 5
153 Murray Valley Hwy, Lake Boga, VIC
The price is AU$122 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Situated in Lake Boga, this campsite is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tresco West Bushland Reserve and Flying Boat Museum. Lake Mannaor Wildlife Reserve is 2.4 mi ...
4.4/5Excellent! (15 reviews)
"The cabin was located right by the lake shore, couldn’t have been better view. Staff were helpful & friendly."

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2021

Lake Boga Caravan Park
Jacaranda Motel & Holiday Units
Jacaranda Motel & Holiday Units
3 out of 5
179 Curlewis Street, Swan Hill, VIC
Situated in Swan Hill, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of The Giant Murray Cod, Swan Hill Racecourse Bowls Club and Pioneer Settlement Museum. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (96 reviews)
"Property with comforts of home. Close to everything. Very comfortable"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2020

Jacaranda Motel & Holiday Units
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