Photographs of Pioneer Settlement Museum at Swan Hill Victoria

The following photos have been kindly supplied by our roving reporter Harry Willey:

Blacksmith - Photo by Harry Willey
Blacksmith - Photo by Harry Willey

Museum Church - Photo by Harry Willey
Museum Church - Photo by Harry Willey

Movie Theatre - Photo by Harry Willey
Movie Theatre - Photo by Harry Willey

Barber Shop - Photo by Harry Willey
Barber Shop - Photo by Harry Willey

More photos of Caravan Parks in Swan Hill can be seen here.

Patrick Kelly reviews BIG4 Pioneer City Tourist Park Swan Hill Victoria.

Our roving photo journalist Patrick Kelly sent in this detailed report on BIG4 Pioneer City Tourist Park, Swan Hill Victoria:

“We had a 2 bedroom cabin the weekend before Australia Day, very reasonable at $105 a night less Big 4 discount (total $184 for 2 nights). Park is extremely green and well grassed, quite a novelty to see sprinklers going everywhere with the water restrictions in Melbourne!

Cabin was very comfortable and well equipped, full size fridge and full gas cooker. One bedroom had a double bed, the other 3 bunks. Outdoor furniture provided but it is on its last legs! And no covered verandah but plenty of room to spread out. We had the basic cabin option but there are other choices such as family and deluxe spa cabins which looked very good.

The kiosk is well equipped and licensed with beer, wine and alcopops available for reasonable prices. Don’t be concerned that it is situated on the highway the traffic noise is minimal. We were also provided with a list of businesses in town that gave discount to Big 4 members.

Kids are provided with a games room, bikes for hire, playground, tennis court (equipment available for hire) go-cart type bike track and bouncy pillow (although it was deflated when we got there – don’t know what happened!!) DVDs and board games are available to hire in the kiosk.

The only downsides we could see were that the pool was probably not big enough for a full house (park about 3/4 full when we were there), there is only a small wire fence between the park and the motel next door, and there is not a lot of shade around the powered sites, some tents were there and we wondered how they would go in the 37 degree weather we had! Also there is no boom gate security, but as the park is on the edge of town it didn’t seem to be an issue, but still unusual to see things so open to the highway.

Make sure you go to the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement, amazing collection of period items, and a paddleboat cruise available too on PS Pyap with good commentary and on-board bar. The Swan Hill Tourism website also has a district and city self-drive tour which is really interesting, and the tour at the pheasant farm is definitely worth doing, thanks Kevin and Neville!

Overall however a very well run park and would definitely return.”