Located on the banks of the Murray River, downstream from its junction with the Loddon River, is the Victorian city of Swan Hill. It became a major inland river trading port in the 1850s after a wharf was built.
The city is a popular tourist destination amongst families, groups, couples and individuals who are looking to explore country life. It is also a stopover for people travelling between the states of Victoria and New South Wales.
One of the main attractions of the area is the historic paddle steamers, which guests of motel accommodation in Swan Hill are encouraged to ride. The PS Pyap is still in operation (with hour-long tours departing daily, twice on weekends, from the Pioneer Settlement’s Wharf), whilst the PS Gem is permanently docked at the Settlement for visitor’s to explore at their leisure.
Other visitors choose to enjoy the natural surrounds of budget motels in Swan Hill – you won’t find this same diversity of National Parks anywhere else in Australia! Visit the Nyah Vinifera State Forest, Mystic Park Bushland Reserve, Lake Timboram Nature Reserve and Wetuppa State Forest. Riverside Park and Barry Steggall Reserve, within the city, are ideal places for a picnic.
When it comes to choosing a hotel in Swan Hill, you will be spoilt for choice, as there is plenty of motels to choose from. Whether you are travelling with a group of people or with your significant other, there is sure to be an option for you.
We can help you find the perfect hotel in Swan Hill, ensuring that you have the most enjoyable stay possible. Whether you’re only stopping overnight or are planning to spend a few days in the region, we have accommodation to suit!
Budget Motels is a firm believer in quality, comfortable motels not needing to cost an arm and a leg. This is why we are committed to offering accommodation that is suitable for every kind of traveler at an affordable price.
The regional location of the city means that most visitors choose to arrive at hotels in Swan Hill via car. It will take you around 4 hours from Melbourne, 9 and a half hours from Sydney, and 5 and a half hours from Adelaide.
It is also possible to travel to the region via train or coach. V/Line train services operate between Melbourne and Swan Hill via Bendigo, whereas four popular V/Line coach services stop in the city along their route.
Once you have arrived, it is possible to get around the area via bus if you don’t have your own car. There are 5 local services that operate throughout the city itself, as well as travelling to surrounding towns and districts.
Choosing cheap accommodation in Swan Hill will actually put you within arms reach of many of the attractions that the region has to offer. Travelers of all ages and interests will find something to do during their stay.
Visitors are offered many opportunities to ‘step back in time’ and experience the world in which our early settlers were forced to thrive. Heritage activities include the Pioneer Settlement, Flying Boat Museum, Wentworth Gaol, the ‘Burke & Wills Tree’, and many historic walks of the area.
Many people also choose motels in Swan Hill because the region is known to produce some of the best wines in Victoria. It is known for the production of crisp whites and full-bodied reds; taste for yourself at a winery or cellar door!
Immerse yourself in the Aboriginal culture of the area, which dates back over 40,000 years ago. A number of tours operate in the area, which are designed to teach you more about the region’s Indigenous peoples, and the Nyah Vinifera State Forest is filled with burial grounds, canoe trees and middens.
If you’re trying to find something to keep the kids amused, we recommend the Lake Bolga Observatory & Planetarium, Olson Game Birds, Pioneer Animal Nursery, the Big Cod, and taking a ride on a paddle steamer.
Whilst most hotels in Swan Hill will provide some cooking facilities, being on holidays is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the delicious cuisine that the region is known for. There are a variety of restaurants and cafes in the area.