Swan Hill Town Hall - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
McCallum Street with Town Hall, Swan Hill
Swan Hill Town Hall - FURTHER INFORMATION
Swan Hill Town Hall - Swan Hill visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Swan Hill Town Hall' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Victoria.
Before European settlement the area was inahabited by by the Wemba-Wemba and Wati-Wati people. Thomas Mitchell named Swan Hill while camping beside a hill in 1839.
The area around Swan Hill thrives mainly on farming and wine growing due to irrigation from the Murray river. A giant Murray Cod outside the train station is a monument to the big cod fish that had been caught in the river before irrigation and drought affected the river.
The town is a gateway to outback New South Wales and a popular tourist spot featuring a historic Pioneer Settlement Museum. It is believed that Burke and Wills planted a Moreton Bay Fig tree in the town which is now approx. 27 metres high and over 44 metres wide.
How to get there:
Swan Hill Region Information Centre
Cnr McCrae & Curlewis Streets
Swan Hill, VIC, 3585
Telephone: +61 3 5032 3033
Facsimile: +61 3 5032 3032
Freecall (in Australia): 1800 625 373