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Swan Reach

The area around Swan Reach is renowned for its towering cliffs, including Big Bend – which boasts the tallest cliffs along the entire length of the Murray River. Rich in fossils, flora and fauna, Big Bend is believed to be up to 20 million years old.

Swan Reach boasts an excellent hotel with river views and a nine hole golf course. The town also has a 24 hour ferry, general store and boat ramp.

The Aboriginal name for this area is Kongorong, which refers to the large number of black swans that live in the area. White settlement was established in 1899 when Swan Reach Station owner Paul Hasse subdivided a portion of his land. Perched on the banks of the Murray, the first half of the twentieth century saw the river fight a constant battle with flood, culminating in the massive washouts of 1917, 1931 and 1956. The most devastating was in 1956, when most of the businesses in the main street were washed away. More than 200 historic photographs from the flood can be seen in the Swan Reach Museum, located in the original school building, circa 1917.

Activites and Experiences at Swan Reach

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Barbecue
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Farm/Station activity
  • Flora
  • Gambling
  • Golfing
  • Skiing – Water
  • Spotlighting
  • Swimming
  • Bush Tucker
  • Animal Viewing
  • Walking
  • Water-based
  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Public Bar
  • Mechanical Services
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Supermarket
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Places of Worship
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Nature based
  • Pub Stay
  • Water based
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior

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