What's on in Swan Hill
The thriving city of Swan Hill is located on the banks of the mighty Murray River, upstream (east) from Mildura. Swan Hill lies between the river towns of Kerang and Robinvale. Swan Hill is situated about 340 km north-west of Melbourne and is situated in the heart of a rich irrigated agriculture district that is mostly focused on dried fruit, citrus and grapes. The Murray River and its floodplain is the major attraction and is the focus for most recreational and tourist activities in Swan Hill and district. More of the myriad of local activities include boating, paddle steamer cruises, lake and river fishing, kayaking, canoeing, power boats, houseboats, and many other water based activities and bushwalking. See the Pioneer Settlement, located at the junction of the Little Murray and main Murray
River channel that has been designed to have the appearance and feel of a 19th century river port town. Nearby is Lake Boga, which is ideal for canoeing, kayaking, parasailing, all types of boating, water skiing, sailing and swimming. The local Swan Hill wine region is famous for its high quality boutique wines. You can enjoy tastings and meals at the many local cellar doors for the many wineries located in the region. Some of the many events attractions, recreational and tourism activities in the Swan Hill district include: # Visiting the Tyntyndyer homestead # Cruise on the Murray River via Paddle Steamers #Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery # Observatory, Planetarium and Glass Studio # Olson Game Birds # Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement # Enjoy the water sports at Lake Boga # Bushwalking and camping
in the Vinifera and Nyah State Forests and Boundary Bend Nature Reserves # Sampling local fresh foods including: almonds, nectarines, peaches, grapes, herbs and olives. Local events include: # Australia Inland Wine Show in October # Italian Fiesta in July # Winter Racing Carnival in June # Swan Hill Agricultural and Pastoral Society Show in October # Swan Hill Food and Wine Festival # Go North Arts Festival # Pioneers Week.
What's to See and Do - Attractions, Activities