The huge Murray cod mounted near the park in Swan Hill says it all – this is cod country. Local angling stories in this part of the world revolve around cod. But the more popular fishing is for the Redfin (English Perch) and Golden Perch. The Redfin not only fights well and make excellent table fare, but it often bites better when the water warms up! And don’t forget the Yabbies and Murray Crayfish.
Daniel at BIG4 Swan Hill is relatively new to the area but has strong fishing credentials working as a pearl diver and deck hand in Karratha, North West Australia. If you need help setting up, finding information or have any general boating or fishing questions Dan is there to help you out.
Below we have summarised useful information to help plan your next fishing trip. The largest Murray cod ever caught was 1.8m and weighing 113 kg!!
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Referred to as Sky Mirror, Lake Tyrell has beautiful and unique opportunities to view and photograph the most amazing sunrises, sunsets and one of the most amazing spots in Australia to look at the stunning night sky and star gaze at the amazing milky way.
Our guests have travelled from all over the world to get the chance to see this amazing beauty and take home some stunning photographic memories!
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Everyone loves a craft market, a farmer market or a bring on everything market.
Swan Hill is in the heart of the Murray food bowl and Swan Hill’s fresh produce can be found plated up throughout the region at the many regular markets.
The markets near Swan Hill are well worth a visit!
Friday nights (November to March): Lake Boga Farmers Market
1st Saturday & Easter Saturday: Murrabit Markets
1st Sunday: Swan Hill Famers Market
2nd Saturday: Handmade on the Murray Indoor Artisan Market
2nd Saturday: Nyah District Lions Country Market
2nd Saturday: Robinvale Community Market
2nd Sunday: Kerang Antique Auction
3rd Saturday: Swan Hill Anglican Boot Sale
3rd Sunday: Swan Hill Rotary Market
4th Sunday: Cohuna Farmers & Makers Market
Last Weekend in October: Swan Hill Annual Market Day
More details and locations are below:
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Visit Swan Hill this September!
Free Mini Golf for Dads on Father Day here at BIG4 Swan Hill.
Don’t miss Australia’s most popular comedian Carl Barron – Drinking With A Fork – Swan Hill Town Hall PACC, see Selina Jenkins a multi award winning character comedian from Melbourne Beau Heartbreaker, Race the track at Swan Hill Sporting Car Club Autocross, Fairfax Youth Initiative & be inspired at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery with Julie Chislett-Duffus Purple Noon as well as school holiday programs making Weaving Images and painting outdoors!
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At BIG4 Swan Hill we love school holidays!
There is so much for the kids to do here at BIG4 Swan Hill these school holidays! Check out our activities program for these September Holidays below.
From Pedal Go-Karts for hire, Mini Golf, Games/TV room, Jumping pillow, Splash park & pool, nightly movies under the stars and of course our kids activities! Don’t forget for those teenagers we have installed free WI-FI throughout.
If you have any queries please give us a call on 1800 990 389 and we will be happy to help you out.
See you at the park!
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Swan Hill has beautiful days during August.
In Swan Hill this month there is the Winter Lights Festival, the Da Vinci Machines Exhibit and the Victorian State Ballet present Cinderella. Just nearby in Robinvale is the Mallee Almond Blossom Festival.
Winter is also the best time to visit the wonderful Lake Tyrell. To find out more, click here.
Then at the end of the day come back to the BIG4 and roast marshmallows on our firepits with our Cosy Comfort Sale now on!
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Kids bored at home??
We have that covered with Mini Golf, Splash Park (yes kids are still using it now!!), Games Room, Pedal Karts, walk to the Murray, Pioneer Settlement and the wonderful Lake Tyrell an easy drive away.
At the Park we have an activity for the kids each day – Go Kart Races, Icecream Madness, Mini Golf Competition, Junior Jumpers, Dodge Ball, Pancake Breakfast and a Scavenger Hunt.
*we also have new fire pits for hire if you are staying in a camp site*
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We were very excited to host Macca, Tanya and the rest of the team from the Channel 10 caravan and camping television show “What’s Up Downunder”
The guests staying at the park loved the opportunity to meet Macca and Tanya and everyone had a great night at the BIG4 Swan Hill Street Party.
You can read about the team’s stay on their blog below
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Jump into June at Swan Hill with one of Swan Hill’s busiest weekends – The June Racing Carnival.
If you can’t make it that weekend there is plenty of other things going on in and around Swan Hill in June including:
- Clay Target Carnival
- Monty Python’s Spamalot
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
At the Swan Hill Gallery:
- the Da Vinci Machines Exhibit
- The Yep Project
- The A’Dale and Beyond
And while you are in town don’t miss the local markets!
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May is a magnificent time to visit Swan Hill. The days are still warm and the nights are starting to cool down.
This May Swan Hill has:
- The annual Bowling Carnival
- The Swan Hill Million Paws Walk – Sunday May 21st
- At the Swan Hill Gallery is the Yep Project – 27th of April to 21st of May
- Also at the Gallery is The A’dale and Beyond by Jackie Gorring – 28th of April to the 18th of June
- And don’t forget Swan Hill and surrounds’ wonderful country markets!
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