If you are looking for a great holiday experience including the best golf course on the BSH 1Murray River, fishing, paddle boat cruises, rare native forests, notable wineries, restaurants, and the enchanting living museum, Pioneer Settlement, then the Victorian town of Swan Hill should be on your bucket list.

It is here you can join in the bustling lives of our early day pioneers when you visit the Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill’s biggest tourist attraction. Every member of the family, regardless of age, will enjoy participating in the “hands-on” activities and age old crafts. Whether riding in the restored vintage Dodge or in their horse-drawn carriage; or having a break in the Tea Rooms there is so much to see and do that you will be pleased that the entry ticket is available at reception at Big4 Swan Hill and includes a complimentary second day.

When it comes to looking for great family accommodation, whether you have an RV or just driving, you should seriously consider Big4 Swan Hill. After an enjoyable stay at Big4 Riverside, I called over to this one and met up with the owners, and found that they like all BIG4 parks value their guests and provide everything you will ever need for a memorable holiday.BSH 6

Whether it is self-contained cabin accommodation or a caravan camp site, there is plenty of room to relax and unwind, and, at the same time enjoy the many amenities this park offers. The park has 62 power sites including 17 ensuite sites. There are 38 great cabins ranging from studio apartments for two and three bedroom which can accommodate up to eight people. Their ‘Superior’ cabins have every luxury you could wish for and even have Foxtel facility.

The amenities block which has been fully renovated contains all new fittings and has three new private family bathrooms as well as a disabled bathroom. There are three free barbecue areas, a well equipped camp kitchen including television, licensed kiosk, games room and laundry.

The park boasts a solar heated swimming pool as well as everyone’s favourite; a giant splash park for all ages. The zero-depth multi-level aquatic play area is ramping up the family fun-o-meter with three water slides, an 8.5m super splash tipping bucket, spray cannons, interactive ground sprays and play equipment to keep kids splashing about for hours on end. The complex has protected toddlers’ areas outside of the range of spray cannons and a soft fall surface.

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For extra fun times there is a18 hole mini golf course, playground, giant jumping pillow, a purpose-built bike track, and lots and lots of space. There are two play grounds and room to also play volley ball. Another favourite for all ages is the pedal Go Kart track, and during school holidays the park also run kid’s activities from making kites to enjoying ice creams with 20 different toppings.

If you belong to a caravan group, or organisations such as Probus, Rotary etc then you can enjoy a 10-percent off discount for your group with their TV room package and enjoy such delights as movie nights or perhaps a great pancake breakfast.

If you would like more information on Big4 Swan Hill visit their website at or give them a call on (03) 5032 1494BSH 12


By: John Westbury              Photos: John Westbury