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Swan Hill - Cities, Towns and Localities
Named Swan Hill and discovered in 1836 this colonial style river town was created by explorer Major Thomas Mitchell. He named the town so for the huge numbers of Swans and water fowls in a nearby billabong from where he camped.

It was not until about 1846 that the first European style property was established in the area named 'Tyntynder' Australia's first brick veneer homestead. Set in amongst wonderful old world gardens surrounded with a unique collection of Aboriginal artefacts found on the property. The original inhabitants of the area were known as the Wemba Wemba people.

The town grew in importance and became Australia's first inland port. Trade declined with the introduction of railways, the city turned to agriculture and irrigation. Today the city of approximately 10,000 people live an envious life style in a Mediterranean climate growing some of the finest fruit, vegetables and agriculture produce found in Australia.

There are plenty of attractions in this historic city. The Red Gum Festival held each March, Italian Fiesta, Swan Hill Agricultural Show, Swan Hill Racing Cup Carnival, and the Inland Irrigated Wine Show to name a few of the attractions.

Murray River House Boat

Check out our listing of Swan Hill accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Swan Hill Information Centre
306 Campbell St
Ph: 03 5032 3033
Toll-free 1800 625 373

Swan Hill Attractions

Lake Boga
• Ideal for all water sports covering some 809 hectares. Skiing, yachting, and swimming are confined to designated areas around the lake, with four boat ramps and a caravan and camping ground that extends around part of the lake.
Murray Downs Homestead
• Located just over the bridge in New South Wales is Murray Downs Homestead a magnificent Victorian mansion (circa 1866). With original antiques and furnishings it is a must see. Whilst on this side of the river you should also visit the Murray Downs Resort see next listing.
Murray Downs Resort
• Only 3 1/2 hours drive from Melbourne you can experience golfing paradise both on and off the fairways. Described by many as an inland oasis, Murray Downs Resort presents a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere (be it golf related or not) in a warm Mediterranean like climate!
Nyah and Vinfera State Forests • Adjacent to the Murray River are magnificent Red Gum forests, very popular with the locals, for picnics, swimming and fishing are all available in these tranquil forests.
Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement LogoSwan Hill Pioneer Settlement
• Take the time for an adventure into our pioneering past and step inside 7 acres of native bushland and farming enterprise. Through activated and static displays, the Pioneer Settlement Museum recreates life in the Murray-Mallee area from the period of 1830-1930. Over fifty historic buildings and other major exhibits have been saved and faithfully restored to create a unique total experience that will fascinate and entertain visitors of all ages.
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
• Presents a dynamic exhibition program in a superb gallery setting. Located in Swan Hills cultural precinct on the banks of the Murray River.
Tyntyndyer Homestead
• Built in 1846 is Australia's first brick veneer homestead. Set in delightful old world gardens and featuring a number of Aboriginal artefacts found on the property.
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Swan Hill Distance

Distance to Swan Hill
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Swan Hill:
• Albury, NSW 376
• Bendigo 187
• Echuca 153
• Kerang 59
• Melbourne 344
• Mildura 222
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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