To the south, the imposing Mount Samaria reflects in the waters of Lake Nillahcootie. To the west are the Strathbogie Ranges with numerous recreational driving and walking tracks. Bird watchers will be amazed at the variety of bird life that abounds in the district and the surrounding mountain ranges. All types of recreational boating can be enjoyed on Lake Nillahcootie. Fishing can be enjoyed on the lake, or in the Broken River and surrounding creeks.
Being in North East Victoria all of the food and wine trails, and snow fields are easily accessed from the Swanpool area. The multiple valleys of the North East offer motorists and motor cyclists some of the country's most spectacular cruising opportunities. For those who like to view the scenery at a slower pace there are numerous walking tracks throughout the ranges and cyclists can tour the Murray to the Mountains, or the Goulburn River High Country trails. These combined with the recently completed High Country Rail Trail, offer over 250 kilometres of safe off-road tracks across the High Country. For those bicycle riders who are a little more competitive, there are a number of events in the North East including the Alpine Classic and the 7 Peaks Alpine Challenge that will test your skills.
Our other sporting devotees are not forgotten. Football, netball, tennis, table tennis and bowls clubs are all available in Swanpool for those who enjoy sport, either as a participant, or spectator.
Swanpool is the home of the famous Swanpool Cinema. This is one of the few original memorial hall cinema facilities still operating in Australia. The cinema is a community owned and operated facility, run by volunteers and profits are reinvested in improvements and maintenance of the hall and surrounds.
This site is hosted by the Swanpool & District Community Development Association Inc. ABN 97 085 382 409.
PO Box 208, Benalla. Vic. 3671.
Chairman Peter Finney 0412 035 082
Secretary Ros McQueen 0417 462 011
Treasurer David Beer 0422 811 637
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SWANPOOL AND THE CINEMA
Nestled in the fertile Broken River Valley, Swanpool is conveniently located on the Midland Highway (B300), just 25kms south of Benalla, and 38kms north of Mansfield. Being in the foothills of the Victorian High Country the area abounds with natural beauty and there are many naturally beautiful, and spectacular areas to visit.