Swifts Creek is on the Great Alpine Road
about 30kms from Omeo. Sited in the Tambo Valley
and alongside the Tambo River the town enjoys
great weather and scenery.
With around 300 people it is second in size
in the region to Omeo (about 600).
The timber mill has been a feature in the town
since the end of
WW2. It is, at present, a pallet
Cattle and sheep grazing
are the principal land use.
The districts Secondary College is
located here along with a
Primary School. Dept Sustainability and Environment has a
major depot here that includes Vic Forests and DPI.
Look out for the Great Alpine Gallery.
The Community Centre is open weekdays and
provides internet access for the public.
The High Country Bakery and Creekers Cafe
food and refreshment.
A beautiful and interesting drive is from
Omeo along the
Great Alpine Road to Swifts Creek
and returning via the Cassilis Road, which is
fully sealed. Or vica versa.
The Cassilis Road has three tourist information boards which provide a
good idea of what has taken place since European settlement. They are
located at Swifts Creek, Tongio West and Cassilis.