A short two-hour drive from Melbourne, the Shepparton region promises the best of metropolitan and regional lifestyles. Known as the food bowl of Australia, Shepparton offers fresh grown fruit and vegetables, locally made wine and cider and more.
Venture out to Dookie and find the home of Tallis Wine, overlooking the hillside, explore Longleat Estate in the historic town of Murchison, or bask in the sun at the Cheeky Grog Co cidery’s cellar door, on the outskirts of Shepparton. Indulge yourself at the Chocolate Apple Factory, a boutique shop featuring locally grown apples covered in chocolate.
Experience Shepparton’s rich and diverse Aboriginal history through The Flats, and learn the history of the Yorta Yorta people. Discover the vibrant mix of local Indigenous art and culture at Kaiela Arts, and spot the Aboriginal street murals scattered through the CBD. The Shepparton Art Museum boasts an impressive collection of Australian historical and contemporary ceramics, and hosts a distinct program of exhibitions.
Explore the region’s small towns via museums that will enlighten and educate, showcasing the history of the region’s past. The Tatura Museum is one of the most significant museums in Victoria, detailing the history of the German and Italian internment camps in the area during World War II.
The region’s temperate climate makes it very family friendly, with a range of outdoor activities on offer. Greater Shepparton is home to Australia’s largest outdoor adventure playground – KidsTown, where kids can ride the giant slides, explore the fruit bin maze and more, across its five acres. Cool off from the summer heat at Aquamoves with indoor and outdoor pools, splash park and waterslides. The young and young at heart will love the colourful and unique Moooving Art cows around the area. Renowned for their colourful, quirky personas, you won’t be able to leave the region without snapping a photo or two.
Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre
33 Nixon Street, Shepparton 3630
Tel: +1800 808 839
Images courtesy of Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre