The Pioneer Settlement is a recreated port town of the river trade era, complete with its own paddle steamer, the PS Pyap. Just a five minute walk from the motel, the Settlement features a historic main street comprising over fifty original local buildings. Horse drawn wagons and old vehicles cruise the street offering free rides. There is also a collection of restored carriages, old cars, trucks, tractors, stationery engines, and a steam train.
The PS Pyap cruises the bends of the Marraboor (Little Murray) and Murray rivers twice a day, departing from the Settlement wharf.
In 2017, with the help of a government grant, a brand new Laser light show was installed at the Pioneer Settlement. The Heartbeat of the Murray spectacular shows nightly, on a wall of water. It tells the story of the Murray River from its origins in the dreamtime, to the present day. It is really a state-of-the-art spectacle, and should not be missed while you are here.