Shepparton and surrounds
Shepparton is a place of many great things. A short two-hour drive from Melbourne, it promises the best of metropolitan and regional lifestyles. Known as the Food Bowl of Australia, Shepparton offers fresh locally grown fruit, wine and cider. Tallis Wine overlooking the picturesque Dookie Hills, Longleat Estate in the historic riverbank town of Murchison, and the Cheeky Grog Co Cidery and cellar door on the outskirts of Shepparton are havens to enjoy wine, cider and local food. Indulge yourself with something sweet at the Chocolate Apple Factory – featuring several varieties of chocolate covered apples, juices, fruit liqueurs and more, this farm shop offers produce fresh off the tree ready for your enjoyment.
Shepparton has a vibrant mix of local Indigenous art and culture including Kaiela Arts and the Aboriginal Street Art Murals. Shepparton Art Museum boasts an impressive collection of Australian historical and contemporary ceramics, while also hosting a distinct program of temporary exhibitions. Shepparton’s rich and diverse Aboriginal history can be experienced through ‘The Flats’ walk, where you can learn some of the history of the Yorta Yorta people.
Shepparton and its surrounding small towns offer museums that will enlighten and educate, highlighting the history of farming, irrigation and medical procedures of the past. Tatura Museum is one of the most significant museums in Victoria showcasing the history of the German and Italian internment camps in the area during World War II.
The region’s temperate climate means families can get outdoors and enjoy the many family friendly activities the area has to offer. SPC KidsTown is Australia’s largest adventure playground, where kids can explore the fruit bin maze, giant slides and more. The young and young at heart will love the colourful and unique ‘Moooving Art’ cows around the area, renowned for their colourful, quirky personas.
Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre, 33 Nixon Street, Shepparton 3630
Tel: +1800 808 839
Images Courtesy of Greater Shepparton