Discover Many Great Things in Shepparton Victoria

 

Greater Shepparton boasts a diversity of cultural, outdoor and sporting activities seldom found anywhere else. Located only two hours north of Melbourne, the area features magnificent food and wine, glorious weather and all the attractions and activities you could imagine in a regional city.

 

Great food, wine, waterways and weather.

Part of the Goulburn region, Greater Shepparton is the fifth-largest city in regional Victoria and is located approximately 180km north of Melbourne positioning the city as a major service centre for the Goulburn Valley and southern riverine area of New South Wales. A vibrant town in Australia's food bowl, Shepparton is a fantastic place to visit all year round.

Traverse the scenic surroundings along the many cycle paths – perfect for leisurely rides and mountain bike adventures alike. Continue your travels to where the Goulburn and Broken rivers meet. Walk the nature trails beneath giant river red gums, climb into a canoe and explore the waterways, or hit the greens at the Shepparton Golf Club.

Dotted through the region are a number of fruit farms and orchards with sumptuous berries, apples, grapes, avocados and more. Visit Shepparton's vineyards, dairies and orchards for some of the best olives, fruit and wines in Victoria. Drive around the Goulburn Valley on a self-guided farm gate tour and stock the boot for the journey home.

Shepparton is synonymous with great food, wine, waterways and weather. The region has an international reputation for quality fruit and dairy products, and is also home to some of Victoria’s oldest and best wineries.

With a temperate climate and diverse community, plenty of outdoor activities and a wealth of fine food and wine, this country haven on the banks of the Goulburn River is a destination the whole family can enjoy.

 
 

Shepparton Attractions

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VICTORIA PARK LAKE

Victoria Park Lake, located in the heart of the city of Shepparton is a tranquil, picturesque area, popular with visitors and locals for walking, cycling, picnics, fishing, bird watching, and outdoor games. Covering an area of 43 hectares, it is also home to the Shepparton S-Cape skate park, extremely popular with the kids and those young at heart. The lake also plays host to numerous events throughout the year and the weekly Shepparton Park Run on a Saturday morning.

 
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WINE, FOOD & FARM TRAIL

Greater Shepparton, in the heart of the Goulburn Valley, has long been synonymous with food and fresh produce. Home to an amazing array of home-grown goods including stone fruit, cherries, apples, pears, grapes, olives, and tomatoes, it is little wonder the region is considered the food bowl of Australia. Tantalise your senses with the taste of wine from Goulburn Valley grown grapes. Boutique wineries dotted throughout the Greater Shepparton region may be small in number, but big on variety, producing quality, award-winning wines from the finest grapes. With the huge amount of pears and apples grown in the Goulburn Valley, cider from the region is also establishing quite a reputation. Drive around the Goulburn Valley on a self-guided farm gate tour and stock the boot for the journey home.

 
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SHEPPARTON ART MUSEUM (SAM)

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) has one of Australia's most important collections of historical and contemporary ceramics, along with significant holdings of Australian art in all media. In 2011 it was redeveloped with the support of Regional Development Victoria. The latest upgrade included the construction of a dedicated street entrance, six new galleries, two new art storerooms, and the installation of LED lighting and climate control. As part of this most recent redevelopment, the Shepparton Art Gallery was renamed the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).

 
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CYCLING & WALKING

Greater Shepparton offers cycling enthusiasts and pedestrians a variety of paths and routes to explore. The pathways run through areas of natural beauty, including forest and river environments, and is connected in places by on road access links. Whether you are seeking a leisurely ride for the family, a scenic bush walk or the ultimate off road experience, Greater Shepparton has it all.

 
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MOOVING ART

Moooving Art is a unique and ever-changing public art revolution. Scattered across Greater Shepparton's parks, gardens, riverbanks and public spaces are an array of colourful, ever-changing fibreglass cows that make up the Moooving Art herd. This exhibition of life-sized 3D fibreglass cows brings a whole new meaning to street art. Greater Shepparton produces a large percentage of Australia's dairy exports, making the bovine a natural choice for this unusual attraction. There are over 90 cows in the Moooving Art herd and they are displayed outside businesses, in gardens, on poles and in buildings including the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre.

 
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AQUAMOVES LAKESIDE SHEPPARTON

The ultimate in fun and fitness, Aquamoves is the Goulburn Valley's premier fitness and leisure centre located behind the picturesque Victoria Park Lake precinct in Shepparton. Whether you are a serious sportsperson or just needing to relax and entertain the family, their facilities are perfect for you. Aquamoves has a variety of heated indoor aquatic facilities, including an eight-lane 25-metre pool which facilitates lap and recreational swimming, leisure pool, hydrotherapy pool, spas (warm and cold) and sauna. The indoor water features which include the action packed water slide, rapid-river and Tarzan rope are very popular with the kids. Outdoors, come and enjoy Aquamoves' 50 metre Olympic pool, leisure pool, interactive Splash Park, sandy beach areas and free barbecue facilities.

 
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AUSTRALIAN BOTANIC GARDENS SHEPPARTON

The Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton uses Australian native plants in themed gardens designed to represent the cultural, environmental, historical and agricultural characteristics of Greater Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley. The garden designs depict the story of change. The garden themes follow a timeline and are revealed to visitors as they walk along the pathways. The site consists of native grassy bushland, wetlands, and a 7 hectare, 30 metre-high reclaimed landfill area with a lookout on top. This provides an expansive view of the local landscape and forms a significant landmark on the outskirts of the city, adjacent to the Goulburn and Broken Rivers.

 
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SHEPPARTON MOTOR MUSEUM AND COLLECTABLES

The Shepparton Motor Museum and Collectibles features a constantly changing display of cars, motor bikes, pedal cars and memorabilia. A leading tourist attraction for the region, the Museum is set amongst the beautiful grounds of Emerald Bank Leisure Land. There is something to interest the whole family at Shepparton Motor Museum and Collectables.

 
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SHEPPARTON ABORIGINAL STREET ART PROJECT

The Shepparton Aboriginal Street Art Project Murals were painted by well known artist Adnate, and depict the late William Cooper and the late Pastor Sir Douglas Nicholls KCVO OBE MBE, leaders who made major contributions to not just the region but Australia as a whole; and two significant past local elders Aunty Margaret Tucker (MBE), one of Australia's first female Aboriginal rights activists, and Nora "Nanny" Charles, one of the earliest and best known local Aboriginal midwives. The Aboriginal Street Art Project has been named by locals as 'Dana Djirrungana Dunguludja Yenbena-l' which means 'Proud, Strong Aboriginal People' in Yorta Yorta language. This Project is in partnership with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Rumbalara Cooperative and is aimed at celebrating and recognising the local Aboriginal history.

 
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SPC KIDS TOWN

KidsTown is a world-class children's adventure playground located an easy two-hour drive from Melbourne on the Midland Highway between Shepparton and Mooroopna in Victoria. Spread over five acres, KidsTown features fully-fenced play spaces, giant slides, train rides, mazes and more! Surrounded by picturesque natural bushland, KidsTown enjoys plenty of shaded and undercover areas for play, picnics, and barbecues. Designed to entertain, stimulate and educate children through play, children and parents alike will delight at the creative, imaginative and, most of all, safe play available to children of all ages and all abilities. The playground includes some wheelchair accessible equipment.