Fun day out for the whole family
With plenty of attractions, plan to spend the day.
As you wander through The Australiana Pioneer Village it is easy to imagine what life was like during the early years of Australia. There are plenty of activities and attractions for the family to ensure everyone has a fun day out.
Things to do
Some of the attractions available at The Village.
The Pioneer Express
Our Pioneer Express train rides operate from 10am – 3pm. Purchase your ticket from the ticket office for $5 each. Great fun for all!
The Village Express
Our Village Express miniature train rides operate between 10am to 3pm each day with tickets available for $2 each from the ticket office.
Tickets are $3 per ride, purchase from the ticket office, 10am – 3pm. Hop aboard one of our tractor and hay rides and enjoy a trip around The Village.
Butter Churning is the process of shaking up cream or whole milk to make butter via a butter churn. See how butter was made in a time before machines.
Watch a real Blacksmith at work. Feel the heat from the shed and imagine the life being lead in the scorching hot summers of the Australian outback.
Have a beautiful picnic in the spacious picnic grounds of The Village. Bring your own food or buy a meal from our shops. Onsite BBQs are available.
Nowdays fresh water is readily available from taps but it wasn’t always that easy. Come and see how people in the 1800s got their water.
Convict ID Card
A very popular attraction for the children. Come and get your historical Convict Identification Card…no Freedom Certificates though!
A very popular activity for the kids. Cows, horses, sheep, chickens, there are plenty of farm animals on display and the kids will love giving them a pat.
During the early years, people were reliant on wool for their clothing. Watch a live demonstration of fleece wool being turned into yarn.
See how to wash clothes via a washing board. The board is just like that used traditionally – it has little ridges that get rid of the dirt.
An antique tractor, farm utilities, an old fire engine and antique cars are just some of the old machinery on display throughout The Village.
Family Street Theatre*
Come and watch an entertaining and authentic Street Theatre conducted by our friendly group of Volunteers.
For a small $5 hire fee you can try on a variety of traditional colonial clothing. Have a role play with your friends and take some photos to share.
Free Village Tours
Want to hear some interesting facts and historical details as you wonder The Village? We have free guided tours each day at 10:30am.
Adult and children’s size Penny Farthings available for riding around The Village – for FREE ! Only available some days.
We have a range of free games available at The Village including giant traditional noughts and crosses and Jenga.
Hand feed The Village animals at 12 noon for $2 a bag of grain and a carrot. Purchase tickets between 10am – 12 noon from our ticket office.
* Not available all days. Dependent on Volunteer availability.