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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.

 

LAKE BOGA FLYING BOAT MUSEUM

Hidden under the canopy of a modern hangar, you will experience an insight into what the imperial enemy couldn’t find: the secret No.1 Flying Boat Repair Depot in Australia, used during the Second World War, and right here on Lake Boga!

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PIONEER SETTLEMENT

Interested in Australia's colonial history? Pack your camera and set aside a day to explore the unique Pioneer Settlement, where the good old days come to life right in front of your eyes. It's perfect for all ages.

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PS PYAP

No visit to the Swan Hill region is complete without a cruise aboard the PS Pyap as it winds its way along the mighty Murray River. Paddlesteamers were the workhorses of the river, and a ride is a glimpse into days gone by.

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OTHER HISTORY & HERITAGE ATTRACTIONS

Learn more about our Aboriginal culture or take a self-drive discovery tour with commentary.

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   Must Experience

Take a river cruise on the historic turn-of-the-century PS Pyap and feel the nostalgia.
 
Visit the township of Nyah West and discover their heritage-listed main street, just as it was in the 1920s.
 
Self Drive Tours: Drop into the Swan Hill Region Information Centre and grab your $2 copy of the Swan Hill Discovery Drive CD.

     Hidden​ Gems         

Discover the Moreton Bay Fig Tree – widely known as the Burke & Wills tree, and more than 150 years old situated on Curlewis Road.
 
Visit the historic station homestead and wool shed at Yanga National Park.
 
Discover the plaque near the bridge which acknowledges the location were Burke and Wills crossed the Murray River on their ill-fated journey in 1860.