Swan Hill Holidays & Travel Guide

Located approximately 4 hours northwest of Melbourne, Swan Hill is situated on the banks of the Murray River. Situated in the heart of fertile fruit and veg growing land, the region is known as the ‘food bowl’ of Victoria. A picturesque town steeped in pioneer history, Swan Hill is also known for its fantastic food and wine as well as its excellent fishing and boating opportunities. Home to beautiful state forests and parklands, Swan Hill also offers plenty to excite the nature lovers, not to mention some unique ways to experience the river, including by houseboat.


Swan Hill accommodation offers something for everyone with options to suit all travellers and budgets. Overnight stays are available in everything from cosy motels, comfortable hotels, self-catering apartments, spacious resorts, historic properties, rural experiences and even houseboats on the Murray River. With plenty of unique ways to experience this friendly town, Swan Hill accommodation offers a welcoming range of options for backpackers, couples, families and groups. Ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars, you’re sure to find a range of Swan Hill accommodation to suit you.

Swan Hill Holiday Packages

Swan Hill holiday packages are an excellent way to enjoy the charm and beauty of this friendly Murray River town. A great way to save time and money, these Swan Hill holiday packages are an affordable and easy way to plan and book your holiday, offering the ultimate value for money. Allowing you to make the most of your time in Swan Hill, these holiday packages combine everything you need into one discounted package. Offering significant savings, these Swan Hill holiday packages bundle together everything from flights or car hire to accommodation, transfers, tours, meals, travel insurance and much more. You’ll also enjoy access to a range of benefits such as free nights, complimentary room upgrades, breakfast daily and more.


Situated on the banks of the Murray River, the iconic fruit and veg crops of Swan Hill are fed by the river and have made it famous as the ‘food bowl’ of Victoria. Although the region is known for its fantastic food and wine, there’s much more to Swan Hill than eating and drinking. Steeped in pioneer history, one of the most popular Swan Hill attractions is The Pioneer Settlement. The first open-air museum in Australia, The Pioneer Settlement offers an insight into the life of an early settler including an entertaining ride on PS Pyap, a paddle steamer. Visitors can also enjoy a sound and light show highlighting stories from the past or get dressed up for a pioneer-style photo. However it’s not just history buffs who are well looked after in Swan Hill, nature lovers will be delighted with the stunning natural attractions including some rugged and largely unspoilt sections of the Murray River as well as 10km of state parklands, the beautiful Nyah Vinifera State Forest and Pental Island.

Getting to Swan Hill

Situated on the borders of New South Wales and Victoria, getting to Swan Hill is easy from a number of departure points. Located just over 4 hours northwest of Melbourne, a number of main highways intersect in Swan Hill. The Murray Valley Highway travels from Melbourne via Echuca and Mildura while the Calder and Sunraysia Highways travel from Melbourne via Ballarat. Swan Hill is also well serviced by buses and trains. A local bus services operates within the town and its surrounds six days a week while there are also two daily bus and train services between Melbourne and Swan Hill and a daily bus and/or train service between Swan Hill, Bendigo, Sydney and Adelaide.