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MasterChef - HESTON'S Road Trip

Swan Hill region was excited to host the first night of the Heston's Road Trip. The jam packed episode set on the banks of the Murray River in our very own Pioneer Settlement had the 12 remaining contestants pushing their limits as they aimed to impress acclaimed judge Heston Blumenthal.

Matt Preston spoke of his visit to the heart of the Murray ‘"There is amazing produce around the areas and you get a real sense of being in the food bowl of Victoria.  The Mallee is such a pristine location and you get a true sense of being in the real Australia.  We tried some great food and had some magnificent cook-ups using whatever we could get our hands on from the region."

ITINERARIES

  • CULINARY ESCAPE

    The Swan Hill region is home to an amazing range of producers, growers and wineries – all within an easy drive from each other. Now is the perfect time to discover this vibrant foodie gem via farmgate tours, interactive cooking classes and restaurants that showcase the best of this region’s seasonal produce.

  • FAMILY FUN

    Fun-filled days and endless outdoor adventures abound in Swan Hill, the perfect destination for the ultimate family getaway. Enjoy all that the heart of the Murray has to offer with this specially tailored three-day itinerary featuring outdoor trails, exciting activities and bountiful history.

  • ACTION PACKED

    With the Murray River winding through, the Swan Hill region is the ideal spot for those seeking a jam-packed weekend away. Enjoying a round of golf at one of the region's best courses, waterskiing on Lake Boga or revving up your dirt bike at Chisholm Reserve, are just some of the activities you can enjoy.

  • HISTORY, ARTS & CULTURE

    The Swan Hill region offers a rich tapestry of history, art and culture. Immerse yourself in what this vibrant pioneer city has to offer with historic walks, museum and gallery visits – don’t miss out on exploring Swan Hill’s famous Pioneer Settlement too! It’s time to visit the Swan Hill region to unlock this region’s secrets.

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THINGS TO DO

  • DINING OUT

    Don't leave the Swan Hill Region without indulging in one of the many fantastic cafes, bistros, bakeries and restaurants on offer. The hardest choice is selecting which one!

  • HISTORY & HERITAGE

    Immerse yourself in history; from Aboriginal culture to early European settlement, from bustling river port to military significance – history is all around you in the Heart of the Murray.

  • GOLF

    With more hours of sunshine than the Gold Coast, the Swan Hill region is a fabulous year-round golfing destination, with a championship golf course that will surprise and delight.

  • OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES

    With over 500 km of spectacular river frontage, amazing natural bush land and clear fresh water lakes, there is no better place to enjoy the great outdoors than in the Heart of the Murray.

Camping and other accommodation options in Swan Hill

Are you the type who prefers to wake up in a big, soft bed with breakfast not far off, or is camping in the great outdoors more your preference? Either way, the region boasts a range of eclectic and relaxing accommodation options that are bursting with personality and homey charm. With everything from self-contained units to the iconic Paddle Steamer Motel, floating proudly on the glorious Murray River, you’ll find no shortage of interesting options.

 

Experience the Murray River and Lake Boga for a range of exciting water sports & activities

There’s nothing quite like cruising across the sparkling waters of Lake Boga and drinking in the gorgeous natural sights on all sides. For those more suited to dry land, content yourself with walking along the foreshore and enjoy the crisp clean air. If you’ve come for the fishing, then you’re in for a challenge as you attempt to tackle the mighty Murray River cod. Better fisherman have tried and failed before. No pressure.

 

Looking for a big feed? We can help there too

Once you’ve finished exploring the sights and partaking in the local activities, make sure you check out some of the delicious fresh produce, local baked goods, and authentic dishes on offer throughout the area. If you’re looking for things to do in Swan Hill, then ticking some of these venues off your list is a must.