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From the 1850s pioneer cottages, to Towaninnie Homestead to the Mallee Township, you can wander at leisure in a bygone world experiencing real Australian history at Pioneer Settlement.

Complimentary vintage car or horse and carriage rides are an ideal way to see the sights, passing Riversdale and Keats Cottages and the Lower Murray Inn with its welcoming atmosphere to Towaninnie Homestead; a typical 1880's Mallee homestead with Mallee root fences, mud brick kitchen and half cellar.

With arms full of old fashioned lollies from the General Store, and wanted posters from The Echo Print Shop, watch the blacksmith hard at work, wander the Golden Harvest Trail, or marvel at the array of machinery in the industrial area. Or stop for a delicious Devonshire Tea at The Paragon Café.

Add to your visit a cruise aboard the paddle steamer PS Pyap; dressing up in costume for a family photograph using your own camera or device. End your day with a night out at the spectacular evening show, the award winning laser, fire and water presentation – Heartbeat of the Murray.

There’s so much to see and do you'll be grateful that the entrance ticket has a complimentary second day’s entry included.

Content: The Pioneer Settlement

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
$22.50 - $45.00

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  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
  • Self guided
Opening hours:
  • Daily
    9:00am - 4:30pm

  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance