Wednesday, 4 October 2023
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Be a Hometown Hero at the Settlement

Local residents will get free Pioneer Settlement entry and discounted entry for their friends and family under the new Hometown Hero program launched today.

The program is free to join and will replace the current gold coin entry for locals. Instead it offers free entry for those who sign up to become a Hometown Hero, as well as other benefits.

  • Free entry to Pioneer Settlement by day – any time
  • 25% off any Pyap ticket you purchase – when you visit with friends and relatives
  • 25% off any Heartbeat of the Murray ticket you purchase – when you visit with friends and relatives
  • 25% off for your visiting friends and family when they visit with you – applies to day entry, Pyap cruises and Heartbeat tickets.

To celebrate the program’s launch, if you sign up as a Hometown Hero before Christmas Eve, you’ll receive a complimentary ticket to Heartbeat of the Murray or a cruise on the PS Pyap – your choice!

To become a Hometown Hero, just visit the Pioneer Settlement reception, show your driver’s licence or other photo identification, and receive your Hometown Hero card. The program is open to anyone living in our municipality and Murray Downs Estate.

Mayor Les McPhee said the program was about encouraging local people to visit the Settlement more often, and to become Settlement advocates by encouraging their visitors to see the Settlement too.

“Almost 35 per cent of overnight visitors to Swan Hill are visiting friends and family members, and we want these people to experience the Pioneer Settlement, by day, by night and by river,” Cr McPhee said.

“The Pioneer Settlement is a wonderful and unique tourist attraction, a great place to look back at our history, learn about it and for some, to reminisce,” he said.

“We want local people to be proud of it, to show it off to their friends and family, and we think the Hometown Hero program will give local people the chance to do just that.”

The Hometown Hero program is ready to go now, so come down and sign up before your friends and family visit this Christmas.

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