SWAN REACH

Swan Reach is also another Murray River town. This time some 30ks south of Blanchetown. Swan Reach is a small resort centre that also services a relatively wealthy rural region and community.

Swan Reach was first settled in the 1850s and was originally the largest of five sheep and cattle stations in the area. The place soon became one of the first riverboat ports in South Australia and was a loading port for grain and wool.

One of the quirks of Swan Reach is the  Swan Reach Ferry which is a cable ferry crossing operated by the  government as part of the state's road network.

Swan Reach has an area school, hotel and bottle shop, general store and post office, an 'Op Shop' that opens in the Town Hall on Wednesdays and Fridays, and a 'fast food' Take-Away shop near the ferry. There is a Lutheran church, with regular services, and a Lutheran pastor in residence. Anglican and Roman Catholic services are held monthly.

The War Memorial is located near the ferry transfer area.

Swan Reach is not for most travelers a destination centre. There is a bit going for the town, but a diversion to visit is not warranted.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course