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Greater Shepparton We invite you to explore the Many Great Things Greater Shepparton offers. Indulge, experience, discover and enjoy our region offering a diversity of attractions, cultures and events which will surprise and delight. Experience our cafes and restaurants whilst savouring the many great flavours of fresh produce, delectable treats and stay in our beautiful accommodation. Discover the many great sights to see and things to do for a family friendly break or delve into the many arts and cultural experiences on offer. We have many great events to thrill, why not bring your next conference or event to Greater Shepparton? We offer a range of services, attractions and facilities that will be sure to leave you with many great memories. Greater Shepparton offers something for everyone. We hope this guide inspires you to discover some of the unique delights to be found. We encourage you to explore our region’s many great attributes including our rich agriculture, history and heritage, arts and culture and many family friendly activities and attractions. Greater Shepparton is about experiencing and soaking up our diversity and discovering all the region has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you to our region. Enjoy!
OUR ATTRACTIONS FLAVOURS TO TASTE
STORIES TO TELL
ARTS AND CULTURE TO CELEBRATE
SIGHTS TO SEE
PLACES TO EXPLORE
EVENTS TO THRILL
SHOPPING TO EXPERIENCE
OUR TOWNS SHEPPARTON 17 MOOROOPNA 18 DOOKIE 19 TATURA 20 MURCHISON 21
OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES HISTORY AND HERITAGE
ARTS AND CULTURE
ATTRACTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT
FOOD AND DINING
WINE 49 SHOPPING 50 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We, the Greater Shepparton City Council, acknowledge the Yorta Yorta Peoples of the land which now comprises Greater Shepparton. We pay respect to their tribal Elders, we celebrate their continuing culture and we acknowledge the memory of their ancestors.
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DISCLAIMER: Greater Shepparton City Council including their officers, agents and contractors have made every endeavour to ensure the details appearing in this publication are correct at the time of printing, but accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy or misdescription, whether by inclusion or omission. The publisher does not accept any responsibility for subsequent change or withdrawal of prices, details or services shown and these are subject to alteration without notice. Any standard of accommodation and / or services contained in this publication are indicative only of a certain class and are based upon information provided to the publisher. Accordingly, the publisher makes no representation or guarantee in relation to the standard, class, or fitness for purpose of the accommodation or service. COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: Our businesses and community are eager to host you, but things are not like they have ever been – as we all adapt to changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we thank our visitors for your understanding and patience as we endeavour to deliver a memorable experience within the current health guidelines and restrictions. Some businesses/attractions are operating different hours and services that may not be reflected in this publication. Contact the businesses/attractions direct (or check their recent social media updates), otherwise the Visitor Centre staff would be happy to assist. Please enjoy your visit, stay safe, stay well. Published January 2019 (reprint 2021)
Flavours to Taste
Many Great Flavours to taste Known affectionately as the Food Bowl of Australia, Greater Shepparton is home to an amazing array of wonderful food and fresh produce. There are many great flavours to taste with our considerable variety of stone fruit, apples, pears, cherries, olives, grapes, tomatoes and meat and dairy products. With so much on offer, there is something to please everyone. Why not visit the producers who grow the grapes and create the amazing wines on offer? Enjoy a regional platter with a local wine, take in the breathtaking views, and for the designated drivers, sit back and enjoy a coffee. Check out Bunbartha Beef & Fine Produce and delve into a wide range of produce you can expect to find in any funky metropolitan region. The seasons of the year bring many changes with Spring bringing a scattering of orchard blossoms throughout the district just tempting you with what is to come. In Summer, fresh fruit is in abundance with orchards providing sales direct from the farm. Fruit is also available via SPC Factory sales, a warehouse full of produce just waiting for you. Our local produce is readily available in the many restaurants and cafes, whether you are enjoying a seasonal dish or a local wine or cider, the many great tastes of the region are there to enjoy. Eateries offer something for everyone, with restaurants, breweries, cafes, bistros and bakeries, you will be spoilt for choice. Local produce is also available at our regular farmers markets throughout the wider region and our many wines are celebrated at the annual Dookie Wine Show. The locals and staff of the Visitor Centre can give you the inside story on the many tastes that are available from their own backyard. For market dates, further details and the inside scoop from a local, be sure to contact our Visitor Centre on 1800 808 839.
Stories to Tell
Many Great Stories to be told If the buildings and landscapes could talk, what a story would be told. Greater Shepparton has an amazing depth of history full of intrigue, bravery, survival and charm. Heritage Centres located in Shepparton, Mooroopna, Murchison, Tatura and Merrigum are filled with priceless gems, from the history of the World War internment camps scattered throughout the Murchison and Tatura regions, the history of irrigation, farming and medical procedures of the past. Our museums will engage, charm and enlighten you. The site of the historic river crossing of McGuires Punt over the Goulburn is the location of the Shepparton Heritage Museum. Also home to the Shepparton family history group and the “Lost Shepparton” shop, the museum gives an insight into how Shepparton used to be and the importance of rivers to our local towns. Tatura was home of the Victoria Cross recipient Private Robert Mactier and the memorial gardens honouring him. Private Mactier won the only Victoria Cross for his battalion but made the ultimate sacrifice on 1 September 1918 at Mont St Quentin, France. Not only does Tatura have a depth of history from World War I but a museum filled with artefacts pertinent to World War II and the internment camps that housed German and Italian internees throughout the area. The museum hosts an amazing array of memorabilia showing what life was like in the camps. The Merrigum museum is open by appointment and also hosts an annual open day with demonstrations of working farm machinery and household appliances — come along and make your own butter and don’t forget to try some of the amazing damper straight out of the camp fire. Delicious! The famous Murchison Meteorite fell out of the skies over the region in September 1969. Known and treasured internationally, the meteorite has over 70 amino acids of which only 19 have been identified as visitshepparton.com.au
Stories to Tell
known on earth, so the question truly is — where did it come from? Murchison Heritage Centre holds many stories of the meteorite along with the history of the Aboriginal Protectorate, to early settlement and river history. The Greater Shepparton region has a rich and diverse Aboriginal history including the first purpose-built Aboriginal Cultural Keeping Place, the Bangerang Cultural Centre, where visitors can learn about Aboriginal culture and history. Or why not take a walk along “The Flats” between Shepparton and Mooroopna where the history of the local Yorta Yorta people can be experienced with interpretive signage. The Shepparton Motor Museum is under construction and will reopen in 2021 as MOVE
(Museum of Vehicle Evolution) MOVE will be one to put on your itinerary, it celebrates the history of trucking in the Goulburn Valley region, it showcases vehicles in all forms along with the Furphy museum and Farren Bicycle collection. MOVE is not just a museum it is an events hub and perfect for your next major event. You will find historic monuments throughout the region including the Furphy statue in Shepparton. Joseph Furphy worked at the Furphy Foundry but was also an author who wrote under the pen name of Tom Collins and wrote such classics as “Such Is Life”. For further information on our history and museums, or to book a guided history tour, contact the Visitor Centre on 1800 808 839. visitshepparton.com.au
Arts and culture to celebrate
Many Great Cultures to celebrate and Arts to inspire From street art paying homage to our esteemed Indigenous elders, to our Moooving Art cows that bring much laughter and joy, a live performance on stage, an exhibition in a hall or a festival, Greater Shepparton has a depth of arts and culture like no other. A multicultural melting pot, our peoples’ cultural diversity and nationalities bring an exciting element to everyday life and our many festivals and events. Our calendar bursts with exciting festivals including the Shepparton Festival, Converge on the Goulburn Festival, St Georges Road Food Festival and Fryers Street Food Festival, allowing patrons to delve into the tastes and cultures of our varied and vibrant communities. Our Aboriginal Street Art mural depicting Pastor Sir Douglas Nicholls and Uncle William Cooper, is the first of these installations and adds to the depth of Indigenous artwork available in Greater Shepparton. Kaiela Arts provides space for Indigenous artists and the community to connect with art and culture and three of our newest Moooving Art cows also link with our local Indigenous culture. Greater Shepparton is home to the Shepparton Art Museum, affectionately known as SAM. SAM boasts an impressive collection of Australian historical and contemporary ceramics whilst also hosting a distinct program of temporary exhibitions. SAM is also home to the renowned Sam Jinks sculpture “Woman and Child”. The region has also become known as the “town with the cows”. Moooving Art is an ever changing public art exhibition of life sized 3D cows. With over 90 cows in the herd, they pay homage to the strength of our dairy industry. The Moooving Art exhibition is a unique and innovative way of increasing our dairy profile, whilst also promoting public art in the region. To keep up to date with the “many great things” including our festivals, events, upcoming exhibitions and the locations of the cows, contact the Visitor Centre on 1800 808 839 or visit www.visitshepparton.com.au. visitshepparton.com.au
sights to see
Many great sights to see There are so Many Great Things in Greater Shepparton, whether you are looking for a relaxing family holiday or an adventure packed escape, you will find the region offers plenty to do all year round. Home to Australia’s largest adventure playground, KidsTown offers an adventure for all, from giant slides, to fruit bin mazes and accessible play equipment, the playground allows parents to relax whilst the kids go crazy! Designed to entertain, stimulate and educate children through play, children and parents will delight at the creative, imaginative and safe play available to all ages and all abilities. The playground includes some wheelchair accessible equipment. For older children and the young at heart, activities abound with the skate parks in the region. Bring your swimmers and head to Aquamoves. Whether swimming in the fully equipped indoor and outdoor pools or enjoying the water slide and splash park, there is something for the whole family. Visit the Emerald Bank precinct, or just relax with a coffee or visit the Chocolate Apple Factory. A round of mini golf with the family is available at the Riverside Gardens Garden Centre, or find your next treasure from the antique store. Golfing culture is big in Greater Shepparton, with the Shepparton Golf Course rated in Australia’s top 100. Mooroopna Golf Course is known as the “friendly club” and also offers a restaurant on site. The Shepparton Art Museum, library and shopping precincts host a number of workshops and holiday programs for children. The annual Moooving Art roundup (yeeehaah!) takes place during the September school holidays. Find the many cows scattered throughout the region, discover how individual and unique they are and be sure to #mooovingart on Instagram to share your fun. Fish, boat or canoe Victoria Park Lake or the Goulburn and Broken Rivers. These amazing waterways will let you discover our local flora and fauna and get you closer to nature. The open spaces and towering river red gums visitshepparton.com.au
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allow you to really appreciate the natural beauty of the area, next to Shepparton’s CBD. The Australian Botanical Gardens is a testimony of how an old refuse site can be rejuvenated to become an iconic attraction, laden with native vegetation and a natural lagoon, it is popular amongst bird watchers as well as local exercise enthusiasts! Greater Shepparton is also home to the Lower Goulburn National Park and the Shepparton Regional Park, where you can
discover the story of the Yorta Yorta people via the history walk and learn of their move the “Flats”. Be sure to drop into the Visitor Centre to let the friendly staff give you their local knowledge on what to see and do or grab a copy of our latest calendar of events, or visit www.visitshepparton.com.au
Places to explore
Many Great Places to explore The city of Shepparton sits at the heart of the municipality of Greater Shepparton, where there are many wonderful towns and communities that contribute to the region’s reputation for fresh produce, events, diversity and culture. The diverse landscapes from the rolling hills of Dookie to the Goulburn River which winds its way through our region, our scenery is beautiful, unique and varied. The orchards scattered throughout the region burst into life with blossom during Spring with a promise of the fruits to come. The green of the wheat and the yellow of the canola crops explode with colour and when Summer arrives, you can taste a range of stone fruit fresh from the farm, the varietal grapes ripen for wine making and the hundreds of rolls of hay lie in the distant paddocks. The colours and contrasts of the differing seasons are all part of our fabulous landscapes and our surrounding towns. Encompassing Mooroopna, Murchison, Tatura, Dookie, Toolamba, Tallygaroopna and Katandra, our towns are filled with character, intrigue, history, charm and individuality. There are historic buildings, beautiful gardens and street scapes scattered throughout our smaller towns, filled with friendly locals just waiting to welcome you into the community. Why not stop in and experience our country hospitality and one of the many local delights on offer? The Visitor Centre has extensive touring routes and itineraries to ensure you don’t miss any of our local attractions and treasures. Visit www.visitshepparton.com.au to find out more or call 1800 808 839.
Events to thrill
Many Great Events to thrill The air fills with excitement throughout the year with the array of amazing events hosted in Greater Shepparton. Diversity of cultures brings food and wine festivals to the fore, the tastes and aromas will tantalise and satisfy, whilst the thrill of a live performance will keep you on the edge of your seat. Greater Shepparton is home to many unique events, from festivals and exhibitions, national sporting events and car shows, you really need to dive in and experience it all. Our calendar is continuously changing with so many events, be sure to keep up to date by visiting www.visitshepparton.com.au or follow Visit Shepparton on Facebook and Instagram. visitshepparton.com.au
Annual Events in Greater Shepparton January • Goulburn Valley Junior Tennis Tournament • Australian Speedway Solo Titles • International Dairy Week • Australia Day Celebrations • Gold Cup - Shepparton Harness Racing Club
February • Badminton Masters • Summer City Market (Shepparton) • Summer Sizzler Show (horse event) • Zaidee’s Mad Cow Mud Run • Shepparton Festival
March • Converge on the Goulburn Festival • Albanian Harvest Festival • TatFest • Welsh Nationals • Shepparton Collectable Antiques & Militaria Expo • Tatura Lawn Tennis Club Labour Day Classic • Rotary Motor Show and Market • Shepparton Heritage Open Day • Victorian Appaloosa Championships
Easter • KidsTown Easter Egg-stravaganza • Easter Shepparton Lawn Tennis Tournament
Events to thrill April
• Merrigum Museum Annual Heritage Day • ANZAC Day Celebrations • Shepparton Italian Festa • Bowls Victoria Sides Championships • Challenge Shepparton triathlon
• Shepparton Agricultural Show • Dookie Agricultural Show • Dookie Military Vehicle Rally • Victorian Arabian Horse Championships • Woodworking, Woodturning, Craft and Furniture Show • Pink Ribbon Brunch Breast Cancer Fundraiser • Seniors Week Festival • St Georges Road Food Festival • GV Rail exhibition (Model trains) bi-annual • Australian Football Skools Shepparton Cup
May • Shepparton Custom Bike, Car and Tattoo Show • GV Reining Horse Buckle Up and Slide
June • Tatura Rotary Community Art Show
July • Nerdmania
August • GV Show Jumping Indoor Classic • Winter City Market (Shepparton) • Shepparton Running Festival • Biggest Blokes Lunch – Prostate Cancer Fundraiser • Shepparton Squash International
September • Shepparton Swap Meet • Mammoth Scale Fly In • GVFL Football / Netball Finals • Emerald Bank Heritage Rally and Market Day • NCHA Futurity Championships – Cutting Horses • Great Outdoor Expo • Dookie Annual Wine Show Dinner
November • Northern Victorian Show Jumping World Cup Qualifying Festival • Spring Car Nationals • Tatura 200 Charity Bike Ride • Victorian Open Bowls Championships • Land of Plenty Music Festival
December • Toolamba Bush Christmas Festival • Creators Market • Carols by Candlelight Celebrations • Rotary New Year’s Eve Festival, Mooroopna • Greater Shepparton Basketball Association Annual Junior Tournament For a complete listing of Greater Shepparton’s events, visit www.visitshepparton.com.au or contact the friendly staff at the Visitor Centre on 1800 808 839.
COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: Our businesses and community are eager to host you, but things are not like they have ever been – as we all adapt to changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we thank our visitors for your understanding and patience as we endeavour to deliver a memorable experience within the current health guidelines and restrictions. Some event details may have changed since this publication. The Visitor Centre staff would be happy to assist you with any enquiries. Please note: All events details including dates and times are correct and up-to-date at the time of publishing. Please be sure to confirm latest details with event organisers.
Shopping to experience
Many Great Shopping experiences From factory outlets to major retail chains and eclectic stores where you will find the perfect gift, or a treat to spoil yourself, Greater Shepparton offers something for everyone. Browse at your leisure through the many specialty shops with a subtle mix of older style stores scattered throughout the area, or venture into the larger shopping complexes that cater for the discerning shopper. You will be sure to achieve all the retail therapy you could need in Greater Shepparton. Amidst the thriving hub of production and processing is the opportunity to purchase bargains direct from the factory. Some of the world’s largest food processors are based in Greater Shepparton exporting all over the world, with some offering sales outlets where you can buy products at reduced prices. From canned products to fresh seasonal produce including stone fruit, apples, pears, tomatoes, avocados, nuts and legumes, or visit one of our many markets throughout the region. If it is an investment in a large ticket item you are after, Greater Shepparton can deliver on your dream house, boat, caravan or new fridge! Browse through the many businesses that are here to help you make the right decision with a plethora of choice. Let Shepparton show you what we have on offer. visitshepparton.com.au
Shepparton Shepparton is the heart of the municipality, located on the junction of the Goulburn and Broken Rivers. The city is a hub of activity attracting visitors, event attendees and shoppers with a depth of diversity and culture just waiting for you to discover. Diversity is evident in our public art which includes the Aboriginal Street Art project, paying homage to our Indigenous ancestors and leaders. Home to the award winning Shepparton Art Museum, affectionately known as SAM, the museum holds a significant collection of ceramics, historical paintings and contemporary art in all media as well as hosting numerous touring exhibitions. Not only does Shepparton host exhibitions, we have a calendar jam packed with live theatre, festivals, sporting events and more! We truly have something for everyone. The Victoria Park Lake precinct is a community icon attracting locals and visitors alike to pack a picnic and relax by the waterfront. Why not throw in a line and try to catch “the one” at the lake or in the Goulburn River? Or just enjoy walking or riding your bike on the many paths that meander around the lake or follow the rivers on the Yanha Gurtji Shared Path Network. The name means “Come walk with me friend” and the precinct is perfect to spend time with family and friends. Foodies will love many great flavours available, from delectable cafes, restaurants, pubs, bakeries and farm gate sales, you will be sure to enjoy the seasonal produce grown locally. You will truly appreciate the Greater Shepparton region and all we have to offer. Our rivers, our people, our history and more, are just some of the many great things waiting for you to discover in Shepparton.
Mooroopna With wide open, shady spaces, Mooroopna is located only minutes from Shepparton, and offers an eclectic mix of retail stores, award winning bakeries, cafes and dining establishments. You will be sure to find “many great things” to suit your holiday needs. Mooroopna is the hometown of Cyril John “Jack” Findlay, one of Australia’s best professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racers, immortalised forever in the main street with a bronze statue in his honour. At night the water tower located in the centre of town comes to life with a colourful light show, adding to the vibrancy of our small town with big features. Live theatre and music are regular features at the Riverlinks WestSide Performing Arts Centre, from national acts to school productions, you will be sure to love the many performances on offer. You can immerse yourself in the town’s history and local exhibitions at the Mooroopna Museum focussing on medical history — be thankful we don’t have to endure the dentists of the past! Wander down to The Flats, a walk which will give you an insight into our local Aboriginal history and the story behind the community. Visit Gemmill swamp, a wildlife reserve that encompasses 170 hectares of red gum floodplain and wetlands, where it is not uncommon to see an array of flora and fauna in a unique and diverse environment. Or why not go for a round of golf? Mooroopna Golf Course will challenge the most seasoned golfer and offers some great refreshments on the 19th hole. For a full program of Mooroopna events and shows featuring at Riverlinks WestSide, visit www.visitshepparton.com.au.
Dookie The rolling hills of the Dookie district and the vibrant township are home to landscapes of rich red Dookie soils and an air of diversity with seasonal colours from Spring time golden yellow of canola, the luminous green of legumes and wheat crops flourishing. Summer brings the harvest of wheat and hundreds of rolls of hay and Autumn leads back into the spectacular views of the red volcanic sands and sheep and cattle grazing. The Dookie Rail Trail is the region’s original rail trail. Cycle or walk the nine kilometre return trip, whilst enjoying the amazing views of the region including Mount Major, Mount Saddleback, Gentle Annie and the historic St Mary’s church, built in 1898. The newly opened Mulana nin iyoga walking trail up Mt Major offers stunning views and a 4.6 km return walk to the summit. Dookie is home to the award winning Tallis Wines. The depth of their wines is from the fertile red Dookie soils. From rich, bold reds, or delightful viogniers, relax in their beautiful cellar door with amazing views, whilst tasting a platter of local produce. Take a stroll on the Rock Correa Interpretive Walking Track with interpretive signage of our proud Indigenous history throughout the region.
Tatura An energetic township known worldwide as the home of International Dairy Week, Tatura thrives on hosting the largest dairy show in the southern hemisphere at Tatura Park Complex along with numerous national and state equine events. Part of “water wheel country” Tatura is steeped in history. From the grand architecture found in the main street including the beautiful Court House and the old convent building, to the history and ruins from World War II of the seven Prisoner of War camps that operated in the district, Tatura will entice you to delve into days long ago to find out more. The Tatura Museum provides an amazing array of artefacts, stories and photographs, giving you a real sense of the region’s wartime history. Visit the German War Cemetery where the graves of 250 German Servicemen and civilian internees lie. Tatura was also home to the Victoria Cross recipient Private Robert Mactier, you will find a statue in the park named in his honour. Tatura is also home to Cussen Park, a natural wetland environment which comes to life with an array of native animals and birds. A self-guided tour is available of these wetlands with a recently developed Soundwalk. Grab an award winning pie or vanilla slice from Tatura Hot Bread and enjoy the beauty of the street art in Stuart Mock Place, where the town and its people are depicted in a beautiful mosaic artwork. To find out more about Tatura and the upcoming events at Tatura Park visit www.visitshepparton.com.au.
Murchison Known affectionately as the River Bank Garden Town, Murchison is internationally known for the Murchison Meteorite that fell over the township in September 1969. Located on the banks of the Goulburn River, the wide streetscapes provide a relaxed atmosphere, with a beauty and depth of history just waiting to be discovered. Murchison was host to a number of paddle steamers prior to 1887 that would steam their way from the mighty Murray River along the Goulburn River. Meander beside the river gardens and marvel at how the township looked in days’ past with the many information lecterns along the extensive boardwalks and viewing platforms over the serene river. World War II history is remembered in Murchison with the wartime internments camps and the Italian Ossario, a mausoleum constructed in remembrance of Italian prisoners of war and internees who died in Australian wartime camps. The Murchison Rail Trail follows the original rail line constructed in the 1880’s which connected Rushworth and Murchison to Melbourne. It passes through the significant river red gum wetlands, Doctors Swamp and is a 15.2 km return trip. Or stay in town and enjoy the many self-guided walking options that are available, bringing you to historic locations as the beautiful Thornebridge, built in 1868, and shaded by the state’s fourth largest London Plane tree planted in 1913. Murchison is also home to Longleat Wines. The cellar door and café are nestled in the Longleat Vineyard where visitors can taste the wine with the winemaker and enjoy platters of local, seasonal produce. The culture and diversity of Murchison is represented in the buildings scattered through the township. The old and the new gives this river bank garden town a character all its own.
History and heritage
The Greater Shepparton region offers an amazing range of museums and landmarks which provide insight into our rich and colourful stories. From our Aboriginal history to our link to World War II and the Furphy legend, our region has grown and flourished on the depth of our roots and ancestors. Our history and stories are sure to engage you and inspire you to discover more. You can discover so much at our local museums, or why not participate in one of our guided walking tours? Regular walking tours are conducted by accredited guides from the Visitor Centre, book your group in by contacting the friendly team on 1800 808 839.
TATURA IRRIGATION & WARTIME CAMPS MUSEUM Experience the fascinating history of the seven POW and internment camps in this area during WWII, with unique materials on display, artwork, photos and research as well as local history and the history of irrigation in the Goulburn Valley. Open 1 – 3 pm weekdays, 2 – 4 pm weekends & public holidays.
49 Hogan St, Tatura (Cnr Hogan & Ross Streets) Call: 03 5824 2111 | (AH) George 0400 947 547 email@example.com | www.taturamuseum.com
HISTORY TO DISCOVER MURCHISON HERITAGE CENTRE
The award winning Murchison Heritage Centre is home to an abundance of information and artefacts including the famous Murchison Meteorite that fell over the skies of Murchison in 1969. Open Saturday 10 am – 12.30 pm or by appointment. Groups are offered a variety of experiences. 4 Stevenson Street, Murchison T: 03 5826 2363 Janet for group bookings T: 0475 018 743 for family history and general enquiries E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.murchisonhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com
Established in 1983 with a large collection of Mooroopna and district histories on families, businesses and organisations, it also houses the largest medical collection in country Victoria. Only open by appointment — please call to arrange. 30 Park Street, Mooroopna T: 0428 252 144 E: email@example.com www.hsm.org.au
SHEPPARTON HERITAGE CENTRE
The museum is built around Shepparton’s oldest surviving building, the Forester’s Hall. Housing six galleries and the Lost Shepparton shop the centre is custodian of Shepparton’s proud past. Our specialty is our local heritage photo collection. Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm – 5pm or by appointment. 154 Welsford Street, Shepparton T: 0459 215 205 E: Geoff@myshepparton.com.au www.myshepparton.com.au
TATURA IRRIGATION & WARTIME CAMPS MUSEUM
Discover the fascinating history of the seven POW and internment camps in the area during WW2. The museum is also home to the region’s irrigation history. Open 1 pm – 3 pm weekdays, 2 pm – 4 pm weekends and public holidays. 49 Hogan Street, Tatura (corner Hogan and Ross Streets) T: 03 5824 2111, (AH) George 0400 947 547 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.taturamuseum.com
Housed in Merrigum’s original general store and residence, built in 1905, the museum shows what daily life used to be like, with a blacksmith shop, mud brick dairy and shearing shed. Each April, the museum hosts a “Heritage Day” where working demonstrations of old skills take place. Open by appointment. 111–113 Waverley Avenue, Merrigum T: 03 5855 2330 E: email@example.com
Arts and culture
cows on the mooove MooovingArt is a unique, ever changing public art display located throughout Greater Shepparton. Follow us on Instagram or visit Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton 03 5832 9330 firstname.lastname@example.org www.visitshepparton.com.au
KAIELA ARTS SHEPPARTON Connecting and Inspiring through Aboriginal stories. Established in 2006, Kaiela Arts represents over 80 local Aboriginal Artists. Come in and have a chat, be inspired, take home some quality art! Open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm Art Sales, Commissions, Cultural Arts Workshops, Educational Programs (bookings required) 530 Wyndham St (Entry from the lake side) (03)58219842 email@example.com Online sales available from kaielaarts.org.au visitshepparton.com.au
Attractions and entertainment
Many Great Sights to see There are so Many Great Things to discover in Greater Shepparton, be prepared to experience and enjoy the many attractions the region has to offer. Explore, discover, enjoy, be engaged. From the beauty of the Australian Botanic Gardens that uses native plants in themed gardens designed to represent the cultural, environmental, historical and agricultural characteristics of Greater Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley to the fun and fitness of Aquamoves located beside the picturesque Victoria Park Lake precinct; there is something for everyone. Why not catch a live production at Riverlinks, hosting a different live show every week, you will be sure to have a great night out. If you are looking to see some Australian animals, drop into the Kyabram Fauna Park or take a tour with Kingfisher Cruises, you won’t be disappointed in the amazing displays of the flora and fauna on display, or take a trail ride on horse-back at Billabong Ranch. Why not attend one of our many events? For a full listing of our events, visit www.visitshepparton.com.au.
Australian Botanic Gardens, Shepparton visitshepparton.com.au
Museum of Vehicle Evolution opening in 2021 Will be home to Trucks, Cars, Motorcycles, Vintage Bicycles, Furphy museum and collectibles plus a few hidden surprises. MOVE is also a multi-purpose function facility. With space from 10 people through to 1000. firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop by and enjoy our nursery, voted best medium garden centre of Victoria three years in succession. Admire the gift shop and wander through our beautiful plants then challenge yourself and friends to a hit of mini golf that meanders around our picturesque lake and gardens. Open 9 am – 5 pm daily. T: (03) 5823 1515
Undoubtedly the Goulburn Valley’s largest collection of antiques and collectables under one roof! At Barclay’s there are thousands of pieces of kitchenware, sought after signs, indoor and outdoor furniture, jewellery, farm machinery and plenty of history to go with it. Come in and browse; you never know what you will find. Open 10 am – 4.30 pm daily. T: 0430 977 771
The Chocolate Apple factory
Opening mid 2021 at Emerald bank.
The Chocolate Apple factory is located in Victoria’s Fruit bowl, the Goulburn Valley, and specialises in unique handmade caramel and chocolate coated apples sure to excite your taste buds. Also offering a range of rocky road, fudge, jams, chutneys and pastes, the Chocolate Apple Factory provides a distinct gourmet tourist experience. 5823 2416 • email@example.com
Emerald Bank also incorporates the Furphy Museum, Potwerx, The Woolshed
Open 7 Days
7725 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla www.emeraldbank.net.au Look for the Dutch Windmill, 7kms south of Shepparton
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Riverlinks Venues 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton VIC 3630 riverlinksvenues.com.au Box Office: 03 5832 9511 Admin: 03 5832 9865
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Fun & Fitness • GYMNASIUM Spacious and well-equipped, featuring a range of free weights, pin loaded equipment and variety of cardio machines.
• INDOOR AQUATIC 25m pool, leisure pool, hydrotherapy pool, spas (warm and cold), sauna, rapidriver, water slide and Tarzan swing.
• GROUP FITNESS Access to a suite of group fitness classes varying from the relaxation of Yoga to the excitement of RPM (cycling).
Open 6am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 6am to 8pm Fridays, 7am to 5pm Saturdays and 8.30am to 5pm Sundays. Aquamoves extends its hours during summer.
Aquamoves Aquamoves is proudly is proudly providedprovided by Greater by Greater Shepparton Shepparton City Council. City Council.
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• OUTDOOR AQUATIC 50m Olympic pool, leisure pool, interactive Splash Park, sandy beach areas and free BBQ facilities.
Aquamoves is Greater Shepparton’s hub of health and wellbeing, located behind the picturesque Victoria Park Lake precinct in Shepparton. Whether you’re the serious sportsperson or just want to relax and entertain the family, our facilities are perfect for you.
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GREATER SHEPPARTON OFFERS CYCLING ENTHUSIASTS AND WALKERS A VARIETY OF PATHS AND ROUTES TO EXPLORE. 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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DOOKIE RAIL TRAIL Dookie Rail Trail offers scenic views of rolling hills, seasonal crops, wildlife and a town with spirit. The picturesque trail is set at the base of Mt Saddleback and traverses some of the Goulburn Valley’s most fertile farmland. The sealed trail is suitable for all ages with a short, unsealed section in good condition, with gentle hill climbs, the trail is suitable for all ages and is a 9.3 km return trip. If you’re lucky you might spot local resident ‘Willy the Wombat’. For further information contact the Visitor Centre on 1800 808 839 or visit www.visitshepparton.com.au
MURCHISON RAIL TRAIL Enjoy a leisurely ride or stroll from the pretty river bank garden town of Murchison, over the historically restored timber bridge crossing the Stuart Murray Canal. Continue past the unique ecosystem of Doctor’s Swamp wildlife wetlands, which offers abundant birdlife. The trail is unsealed and ideal for the family day out and offers easy access to the Parks Victoria picnic area on the western boundary of the swamp. 7.7 km one way and a 15.4 km return trip. For more information on the rail trail, contact the Visitor Centre on 1800 808 839 or www.visitshepparton.com.au
8049 GV Highway, Shepparton, Vic 3631 Free Call: 1800 809 412 www.riversidecabinpark.com.au @RiversideCabinParkShepparton
Quality Cabin accommodation in the heart of Shepparton
Fully self contained cabins
Sleeps up to 6 people
8025 GV Highway, Shepparton, Vic 3631 www.riversideplazashepparton.com.au @RiversidePlazaShepparton
Free undercover parking and shopping with ease
Attractions and entertainment
AUSTRALIAN BOTANIC GARDENS SHEPPARTON Open all day, every day and entry is free. Explore and enjoy the evolving beauty of the Australian Botanic Gardens. Located adjacent to the Goulburn and Broken Rivers, the gardens are surrounded by native grassy bushland with wetland, providing expansive views of the local landscape and offers a range of trails suitable for walking or cycling. Themed gardens represent the cultural, environmental, historical and agricultural characteristics of Greater Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley. No dogs permitted. Botanic Gardens Avenue (formally Kialla Tip Road) Kialla. For more information contact the Visitor Centre on 1800 808 839 or visit www.visitshepparton.com.au
KYABRAM FAUNA PARK The Park is home to more than 700 native animals and birds including koalas, kangaroos, emus, wallabies, wombats, snakes, lizards, echidnas, crocodile, turtles, finches, cockatoos, owls and insect display. Enjoy a beautiful native bushland setting and extensive wetlands plus daily animal encounters. Facilities include picnic shelters, Park View Café, gift shop, children’s playground and free BBQs. Open seven days, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm (Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday) 75 Lake Road, Kyabram | Call: 03 5852 2883 www.kyabramfaunapark.com.au
Attractions and entertainment
Bushland Dingo Haven A variety of types, coming from Western Australia to Queensland. Pups might be able to be handled, but the adult dingos are timid. Dingos are kept in family groups.
Open 9 am – 5 pm | 1391 Dookie – Violet Town Rd, Earlston, VIC | P: 03 5798 1363 or 0415 471 145
More than just a golf club The Mooroopna Golf Club is situated just 4 km from Shepparton. With ﬂat terrain and native trees lining the 18 holes making the course a challenge to all golfers. The club house is fully licensed, with meals available 7 days a week. Also available, golf pro shop, golf professional and bowling greens.
Fairway Drive, Mooroopna Ph: 03 5825 4135 www.mooroopnagolfclub.com visitshepparton.com.au
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KidsTown is the largest outdoor adventure playground in Australia, open from dawn till dusk 360 days a year. KidsTown is home to the Dig In Café, healthy treats and lunches available. Open Friday’s 10.30am–1pm, and 10.30am–3pm weekends, public holidays and school holidays (except Christmas day and Boxing day). Extra attractions include miniature train rides, picnic areas, teenage play space, basket swing, giant slides, fruit box and dairy maze and much much more!
KidsTown is proudly provided by the Greater Shepparton City Council 7287 Midland Hwy, Mooroopna (on the causeway) | Ph (03) 5831 4213 | www.kidstown.org.au
PLAY WHERE CHAMPIONS LIKE TO
CARVED ALONGSIDE THE GOULBURN RIVER, THIS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED AND MANICURED COURSE IS HOME TO JARROD LYLE AND HIS REMARKABLE STORY.
Just 2 hours from Melbourne, this top 100 nationally ranked golf course is a must play for golfers of all levels who will find it both challenging and rewarding. The club boasts 12 on-course motel rooms, all with panoramic views of the course. After playing a round, be sure to enjoy a bite to eat and well earned refreshment with unrivalled views from the club’s balcony. And on Friday evenings the bistro is open for you to enjoy a meal in a relaxed country atmosphere. Bookings are essential. The course is open to social play most days of the week and is available to play on all year round. For full details simply contact the pro shop. Golfing groups are always welcome.
Shepparton GOLF CLUB
Golf Drive, Shepparton, Victoria Office / Motel: 03 5821 2717 Pro Shop: 03 5821 2531 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sheppartongolf.net.au
Food and Dining
many great flavours to taste Life is really about food and wine and our region has an abundant collection of tasty titbits, fresh food, full bodied wines, award winning produce and more. Explore the region from the farm gates, breweries and cellar doors, where you can meet the farmers, vignerons and restauranteurs who are dedicated to growing, producing and delivering the very best the Greater Shepparton region has to offer. The farm gate and factory outlet sales, cellar door options and the diverse range of seasonal produce from fruits, cherries, wines, olives, meats and cheeses are to be tasted and enjoyed, which makes Greater Shepparton internationally renowned as the Food Bowl of Australia.
Real handmade & wholesome food
DINE IN OR TAKE AWAY
Open: 8 am – 3 pm Monday to Friday 8 am – 2 pm Saturday Coffee, cake, breakfast, lunch, gluten free. Simple good food with Mahalia’s award winning coffee. Our cafe is located in a little Heritage Edwardian Cottage surrounded by trees and green lawn on Wyndham St between Balaclava & Knight Sts, Shepparton
2/47 Wyndham Street, Shepparton • P: (03) 5858 4669 • E: email@example.com • www.tlgfc.com.au visitshepparton.com.au
AUSSIE HOTEL OPEN 7 DAYS FOR LUNCH & DINNER
FREE LIVE MUSIC
EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT
SHEPPARTON’S BIGGEST CBD BEERGARDEN
5821 4011 www.aussiehotel.net.au
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Gulpa gaka anganya - Welcome friend With a proud and rich Indigenous history, we are fortunate to have dining experiences that give you an authentic experience in Greater Shepparton. Gaka yawal ngulla yenbena Yorta Yorta woka, Muma bangarra bome ina ngalan woka, Galnyan Yakurrumdja wuta nhurra nhanha. Come walk with us the people. On Yorta Yorta Country. Take pleasure in our land. Respect all you see.
COLD ROCK ICE CREAMERY Come in to Cold Rock and create your own amazing ice cream combination. Choose from 30 great flavours including Cookies & Cream, Honeycomb, Rum & Raisin plus Sorbets and then watch as staff cleverly use the coldrock to mix in your favourite chocolate, lollies, fruit and hot fudge sauces. We also have Loaded Shakes, Smoothies, Banana Splits plus other great deserts. Not to mention our Ice Cream Cakes and take home packs. Wyndham St, Shepparton, part of the KFC complex Call: (03) 5821 5444 | www.coldrock.com.au
TATURA HOT BREAD Tatura Hot Bread have one of the best Vanilla Slices in Australia, having won countless awards. Their delicious products are baked daily. Sit down or takeaway. Enjoy freshly prepared sandwiches, rolls and coffee in air-conditioned comfort. Specialising in pies, slices, donuts, iced sponges and birthday cakes. Open Monday to Friday 5.45 am – 5.30 pm, Saturday 6 am – 2 pm, Sunday 8 am – 2 pm.
130 Hogan St, Tatura | Call: 03 5824 1267 www.taturahotbread.com.au
Food and Dining THE NUT MAN The place to get all your nut and snack needs with the click of a mouse! 1 kg Almond-Australian Raw, 1 kg Oats-Rolled, 500 gm Cashew-Raw, 500 gm Macadamia-Raw Kernal, 500 gm Pumpkin Seeds-Papitas, 1 kg Sunflower Seed-Kernal, 1 kg Mixed Nuts-Salted, 500 gm Macadamia-Salted roasted, 1 kg Dates-Pitted and 1 kg Almond-Meal Nut products available online, orders can be placed by phone if so desired. 25 Clarke St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5821 8571 www.thenutman.com.au
THE CONNECTION — YURRI CATERING The Connection Shepparton is open for private functions/dinners, conferences/meetings/seminars seven days a week. Bookings are essentials. The Connection Cafe is open Saturdays and Sundays and offers an all day breakfast menu from 9 am and lunch menu from 11.30 am – 2 pm. We also specialise in: • Modern Aboriginal Bush Foods • General Catering • Special Events/Corporate/Community Events Call: 03 5821 0600 | theconnectionshepparton.com firstname.lastname@example.org
good food in good company • BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER DAILY •
...enjoy life at the Parklake CAFE
Open 7 am until late daily 481 Wyndham Street, Shepparton | Ph: (03) 5821 5822 | www.parklake.com.au visitshepparton.com.au
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Open daily with old time favourites & delicious Asian
• Beer served the way it should be • FREE live music every Friday night • Win big with our weekly raffles
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to Shepparton’s RSL Club
AFL, FOX SPORTS & FULL TAB Streamed live around the club and onto the big screen
88 Wyndham St (cnr Knight St) ph. 5820 4100 WWW.SHEPPARTONRSL.COM Free parking at rear Free courtesy bus Fri & Sat nights
Dining IN STYLE
The Carrington Restaurant is a fully licensed à la carte restaurant centrally located overlooking Victoria Park Lake. The restaurant serves buffet breakfast daily and innovative evening meals in a sophisticated setting, as the sun sets behind the Lake. The Executive Chef’s passion for local produce and authentic cuisine shines through, with an innovative à la carte menu that is insightful and ever evolving. Open for dinner six days a week, with reservations for lunch available upon request.
501 Wyndham St, Shepparton Ph: 03 58213355 • www.thecarrington.net.au
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A GREAT CAFÉ & DELI EXPERIENCE A perfect location for lunch or breakfast with a menu that is locally sourced and prepared. Joe and Anna have an amazing range of home-cooked cakes, slices, sandwiches, cheeses, deli items and a mini grocery on site.
Joe and Anna Mallamaci 37 Vaughan Street, Shepparton | P: (03) 5831 3109 Hours: Mon – Fri 7.30 am – 6.00 pm, Sat 7.30 am – 3.00 pm, Sun 8.30 am – 3.00 pm
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Bill & Beat’s is a Cafe & Restaurant using Mansfield coffee merchant beans, with a modern Australian menu featuring lots of local produce.
NEW BEER GARDEN NOW OPEN
Monday - Thursday: 7 am – 3 pm Friday: 7 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 9 pm Saturday: 8.30 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 9 pm Sunday: 8.30 am – 3 pm
(03) 5825 3695 106 McLennan St, Mooroopna VIC 3629 facebook.com/billandbeats
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MCGUIRE’S BISTRO/BAR/CAFE Enjoy dining with us… Delicious meals in a friendly & relaxed atmosphere • steak • seafood • pasta Breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days Shepparton’s Finest Quality Hotel, Convention and Entertainment Centre
109 Wyndham St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5825 6300 email@example.com | sherbournehotel.com.au
FRYERS STREET FOOD STORE Fryers Street Food Store offers a truly local experience, with house-made cakes and slices, seasonal menus showcasing the best regional produce and a stellar range of Victorian craft beer, boutique wines and gourmet pantry items. Open from 7 am weekdays and 8 am weekends the Food Store offers breakfast and lunch seven days, and wood fired pizza from 5 pm Thursday – Saturday. Winner of the 2017 Visitor Experience of the Year Award (2017 Pental-White King Business Award), make the Food Store part of your Shepparton experience. 53 Fryers St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5822 4660 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.thetellercollective.com
THE TELLER COLLECTIVE The Collective Restaurant is a perfect combination of exceptional food, first-class wines, mixed with great company. Open for lunch from 12 noon Wednesday to Saturday and dinner from 6 pm Tuesday to Saturday we proudly offer locally sourced beef, plates for sharing, and feasting menus. Group bookings and solo diners are equally welcome, with an array of private spaces available.
55 Fryers St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5822 4660 email@example.com | www.thetellercollective.com
ANGUS AND CO Welcome to Shepparton’s newest steakhouse, Angus & Co. Bar and Grill! Offering traditional steakhouse vibes with a modern twist, there’s something for everyone at Angus & Co. Angus & Co. Shepparton offers a family-friendly, relaxed atmosphere, complete with a kid-friendly menu. For the adults our menu includes all of your favourites, think premium Angus beef steaks, fish ‘n’ chips, burgers, parma’s and more! 65-67 Wyndham St, Shepparton | Call: 03 58213 088 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.angusandco.com.au
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ENTIRE MENU AVAILABLE GLUTEN FREE Open 7 Days 5.30 am – 3.30 pm 5858 4810 | 440–452 Wyndham Street, Shepparton | www.butterfactorycafe.com.au @butterfactorycafe
Weddings • Restaurant • Functions • Accommodation
The Packing Shed restaurant provides a unique dining experience offering stunning views of the majestic Murray River. Enjoy fresh seasonal produce paired with a selection of local wines. Take a tour of the original homestead and immerse yourself in the era that once was at Perricoota Station. Perricoota State Forest Rd, Moama www.perricootastation.com.au
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Many Great Wines to savour Tantalise your senses with the taste of wine from the regions grapes. Boutique wineries are dotted throughout the Greater Shepparton region may be small in number but big on variety, producing quality, award winning wines from the finest grapes.
PHILLIPS CELLARS After 40 years in the industry, the Phillips family knows their wine and firmly believes that small wineries produce the most interesting and unique varieties. Their knowledge of the local industry is second to none and they are the only retailer to represent over 50 of our local wineries. For a true appreciation of the varieties northern Victoria produce, visit this unique wine centre. Open weekdays 9 am – 6 pm and Saturdays 9 am – 4 pm.
119 Corio St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5821 2051 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.phillipscellars.com.au
LONGLEAT WINES Guido and Sandra invite you to their cellardoor and casual café which is nestled amongst the Longleat vineyard. Taste the wines with the winemaker and relax on the deck, enjoy a house-made cake and coffee overlooking the vines and the river red gums. Multiple wines available for tasting. A truly unique experience. Antipasto and cheese boards available, bookings recommended Open Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm or by appointment. 105 Old Weir Rd, Murchison | Call: 03 5826 2294 or 0421 602 520 www.murchisonwines.com.au | email@example.com
TALLIS WINE Discover our relaxed cellar door perched above an ever-changing rural landscape offering warm hospitality, guided wine tastings, handcrafted single vineyard wines and grazing platters featuring seasonal local produce. Our interpretive Rock Correa walking track (1hr return) offers a chance to spot wildlife, learn the history of Dookie and take in breathtaking 360° panoramas. For current opening hours please visit www.talliswine. com.au Follow us on Facebook to stay in touch. Bookings recommended. 195 Major Plains Rd, Dookie | Call: 0437 825 547 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.talliswine.com.au
Many Great Shops to discover Greater Shepparton offers shoppers a mecca of opportunity to purchase that special gift, indulgence item or the latest in fashion. Browse through the many specialty shops with eclectic boutiques to the major chain stores and our factory sales outlets, the region has something that you will be sure to remember your visit with. From the fairies available at the Shepparton Fairy Shop to the many white goods and home essentials at Harvey Norman, you will be sure to enjoy your shopping experience in the region.
GREATER SHEPPARTON VISITOR CENTRE GIFT SHOP Specialising in a unique range of gifts and souvenirs, the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre Gift Shop features something for everyone. Maps, postcards, Shepparton merchandise, locally produced wines, goods and arts, and an extensive range of books providing insight into the history of the Greater Shepparton region are all available. Open 9 am – 5 pm seven days (excluding Christmas Day). 530 Wyndham Street (ground floor, SAM building) Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton Call: 1800 808 839 (freecall) | email@example.com www.visitshepparton.com.au
Save on famous brands At Pental Factory Sales you'll find the big brands at better prices. We aim to make a big difference to your budget, while supporting a local producer. More than 90% of what we sell at Pental Factory Sales is made right here in Victoria with 80% made at our factory across the road! So drop in and say hello to Lorraine and the team. We look forward to serving you soon! 45 Drummond Rd, Shepparton VIC 3630 | P: (03) 5821 4398 W: pentalfactorysales.com.au | E: firstname.lastname@example.org visitshepparton.com.au
Educational Games Night Lights Sculpey Schleich Jellycat Bunnies Sensory Ravensburger Puzzles & so much more...
Star Bowl Arcade, 112-122 Fryers Street Shepparton For current opening hours please visit www.delightfulrainglow.com.au
We are sure you will find something you will love!
Open seven days until late with over 1,000 free car parking spaces!
Computers Cameras Home Appliances Audio Visual
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Bunbartha Beef & Fine Produce Whole foods, gourmet grocer & Providore
• Stocking our own grass-fed beef from our local farms, as well as our own house-made preserves and relishes • Whole and organic foods as well as those hard to find grocery lines for those that love to cook. • Large range of local products sourced from like minded artisan producers • We also stock T2, Koko black and ministry of chocolate products and other popular brands that are hard to find outside of Melbourne.
91 Benalla Rd, Shepparton Ph: 0409 561 412 Located across the road from Bunnings and behind Belcibo Café www.bunbarthabeef.com
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Many great places to stay Greater Shepparton has a range of accommodation solutions to complement your stay. Whether you are with us for just a night or taking some time to explore all that the region has to offer, you will be able to find a comfortable establishment to rest, relax and unwind. From luxurious lake view hotel suites, convenient and accessible motels, self-contained cabins, fully self-contained houses and award winning boutique properties, Greater Shepparton has a range to suit any budget or style.
• Perfect for families, couples and groups
• Nightly rates from $190 • Multi night rates
• Bridal packages a specialty • On-site parking • Breakfast baskets available
The Churches is a beautifully renovated, award winning holiday house perfect for you to settle in and enjoy the Heart of Victoria. Charming interiors, a picturesque setting and outstanding customer service is what sets The Churches apart. Five minutes from the centre of Shepparton, this four star three-bedroom, two bathroom home away from home offers privacy in a rural location but is close to local shopping and attractions. The fully self contained venue inspires privacy and relaxation with spacious living areas and gorgeous gardens with BBQ and small playground. The kitchen and bathrooms have all you need for a weekend or a week.
325 Poplar Ave, Orrvle
M: 0410 561 934
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Winner of the TripAdvisor Certiﬁcate of Excellence, the newly renovated Addison Motor Inn is conveniently located close to the CBD, Shepparton Art Museum, hospital, sporting precinct and restaurants.
OUR AWARD WINNING PROPERTY FEATURES: • Rooms Available: - 1 Bedroom Superior King - 1 Bedroom Executive Family - Executive King - Executive & Superior Queen - Executive twin rooms • Free Wi-Fi, 42” LED TVs
• Rooms with cooking facilities are available • Courtyard rooms available • Secure parking • On-site reception • Outdoor pool
P: (03) 5831 8280 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 33 Wyndham Street, Shepparton Vic 3630 www.addisonmotorinn.com.au
WYNDHAMERE MOTEL & SERVICED APARTMENTS Situated in the heart of Shepparton, our modern and spacious four-star rooms are the perfect base for your next Victoria trip. • 46 rooms ranging from standard to executive spa suites • Luxurious one-bedroom apartments feature fully equipped modern kitchens and comfortable living and dining areas • On-site restaurant and conference facilities • Swimming pool • Free Wi-Fi • Guest laundry 65 Wyndham St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5821 3088 email@example.com | www.wyndhamere.com.au
TUDOR HOUSE MOTEL The Tudor House Motel is situated in the heart of Shepparton, close to the central business district, R.S.L Club, Eastbank, hotels, shopping centres, SPC Ardmona Cannery, KidsTown and Aquamoves, ensuring that you’ll always have something to do. At the Tudor we offer to guests complimentary continental breakfasts to rooms, free Wi-Fi, ample parking, free guest laundry, fax facilities, gas BBQ, late checkouts on request and a swimming pool to make your stay a memorable one. 64 Wyndham Street, Shepparton Vic 3630 Call: 03 5821 8411 | tudorhousemotorinn.com.au
Located in the heart of the Goulburn Valley 26 ground floor units In Kialla less than 7 minutes from Shepparton’s City Centre • Quality Large Room • Serene Quiet Atmosphere • Tranquil Garden Setting and Private Lake Next door to the Emerald Bank Leisure Land: • Woolshed Function Centre • Motor Museum • Riverside Garden Nursery • Adventure Park • Windmill Chocolate Shop & Cafe
Close to: • Olive House • Strawberry Farm • Riverside Plaza • Shepparton Trotting and Greyhound Racing
It is our honour to service you and make your stay with us ENJOYABLE & MEMORABLE. 7685 Goulburn Valley Highway, Kialla Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.paradiselakes.com.au
Phone: (03) 5823 1888 Free Call: 1800 792 679
Accommodation COUNTRY HOME MOTOR INN “Your Home Away From Home.” Family owned and operated. Quiet ground floor rooms. Queen beds with electric blankets, toaster, microwave, kettle and generous bench space. All rooms have reverse cycle air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and your own Foxtel box with 55 channels to choose from free. Breakfast delivered to room. Large parking bay right in front of your room and a covered barbecue area. Conveniently located close to the city centre, RSL, hospitals, SPC Ardmona Factory Sales and Eastbank Centre. 11 Wyndham St, Shepparton | Call: 1800 654 073 (Freecall) email@example.com www.countryhomemotorinn.com.au
BELL TOWER MOTOR INN Bell Tower Motor Inn is family owned and operated. Spacious ground floor suites include a kitchenette (complete with tea/ coffee making facilities, crockery, fridge and microwave) and are fully air-conditioned. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with cable channels and ironing equipment. Suites available approved by A.C.R.O.D. The property offers an outdoor pool, children’s play spot, barbecue facilities and free on-site parking. At a cost, guests can enjoy a continental/cooked breakfast in the comfort of their own rooms. 587 Wyndham St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5821 8755 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.belltowermotorinn.biz
sense of place a feeling of home, ease, warmth and connection fully self contained houses for your stay in greater shepparton welcoming groups, families and corporates e: email@example.com w: senseofplaceaccommodation.net.au t: 0415 581 135
COURTYARD MOTOR INN Located on the northern edge of the CBD with clubs, pubs and restaurants close by, the Courtyard features free Wi-Fi, pool and heated spa. Guests enjoy barbecue facilities, children’s playground and guest laundry. All airconditioned rooms offer a mini-bar, free current release movies and tea/coffee making facilities. Some rooms have spa baths. Owner operators and lifelong Shepparton residents Kerry and Brendan promise a warm welcome and plenty of advice on how best to enjoy your stay. 58 – 60 Wyndham St, Shepparton | Call: (03) 5831 2355 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.courtyardmotorinn.com.au
QUALITY HOTEL SHERBOURNE TERRACE Centrally located, just 500 m from PO and main shopping area. Accommodation options include three different room types: Spa Suites, South Courtyard and North Courtyard rooms. Whilst staying, our guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and spa, heated indoor hot tub and sauna facilities. Full conference and function facilities cater for up to 300 people. McGuire’s Bistro/Bar/Cafe open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, plus Bottle Shop, Sports Bar and TAB. 109 Wyndham St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5825 6300 email@example.com | www.sherbournehotel.com.au
SOUTHGATE Southgate has just undergone major reconstruction. We offer you ground floor units, one or two-bedroom apartments (private courtyard and kitchenette), king/queen size beds, AC/Heating, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, clock radio, D/D phone, refrigerator, tea/coffee, laundry and on-site parking. Come relax in our modern outdoor area featuring pool, toddler pool, barbecue area. Beside McDonald’s and Subway. 630 Wyndham St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5821 4833 firstname.lastname@example.org www.southgatemotorinn.com.au
BIG4 SHEPPARTON PARK LANE HOLIDAY PARK Visit us and discover true country hospitality with all the comforts and conveniences of a great holiday getaway. Let us entertain the kids with our giant jumping cushion and shaded pool. Take your family back to a relaxed time where they can ride their bikes in our park streets until sundown, creating holiday memories that will last for years to come. From family cabins to powered sites we have your accommodation solution sorted for any budget and in a great location to Shepparton. 7835 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla VIC 3631 | Call: 03 5823 1576 parklaneholidayparks.com.au | email@example.com
Accommodation BIG VALLEY MOTOR INN Located in the heart of Shepparton, just 300 m south of Victoria Park Lake. • 31 spacious ground floor units with large flat screen TVs, microwaves and all the mod/cons you’d expect. • Austar and wireless internet in each room • Pool and BBQ area for relaxing • Off-street parking 564 Wyndham St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5821 3666 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.bigvalley.com.au
QUALITY HOTEL PARKLAKE Centrally located opposite Victoria Park Lake, within a few minutes’ walk of Shepparton’s business district, the Parklake offers everything you need. With 100 modern and sophisticated rooms, the Parklake offers a superb choice of accommodation including Apartments with full cooking facilities, Suites, Spa rooms, Family and Deluxe rooms, and our brand new King Executive rooms. If you can tear yourself away from the Cafe-Bar-Restaurant and its fabulous food and coffee, you will enjoy the resort-style fun of a swimming pool, spa, sauna, gym and BBQ area. 481 Wyndham St, Shepparton (opposite the lake) Call: 03 5821 5822 | www.parklake.com.au
The Carrington is centrally located overlooking Victoria Park Lake and offer guests an experience of four-star luxury and style, close to the Shepparton CBD. The Carrington features executive suites and spa rooms offering stylish and modern accommodation that blends comfort and luxury. In addition to beautiful accommodation, the hotel also offers guests and the public alike a fine selection of food and beverage, with fine cuisine served in the restaurant.
501 Wyndham St, Shepparton Ph: 03 58213355 • www.thecarrington.net.au
ACACIA GARDEN CARAVAN PARK Located 3 km west of Mooroopna and 7 km from Shepparton towards Bendigo. Our park has a country atmosphere with deluxe three-bedroom cabins. two-bedroom cabins and standard one-bedroom cabins also available. Linen provided in all cabins. New large drive-through en-suite sites, swimming pool, café and undercover BBQs.
6705 Midland Hwy, Mooroopna | Call: 03 5825 2793 email@example.com | acaciagardenscaravanpark.com.au
QUEST SHEPPARTON — SERVICED APARTMENTS Quest Shepparton serviced apartments offer guests a relaxed and comfortable accommodation experience. Located close to the CBD and Victoria Park Lake, the well-appointed property features a combination of 69 studio, one, two and three-bedroom serviced apartments. Apartments feature a spacious living/dining area (excluding studios), controlled air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities (kitchenette in studios) and direct dial telephones with voicemail. Modern conveniences, including on-site gymnasium, Foxtel and complimentary Wi-Fi. 177–183 Welsford St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5814 4800 www.questapartments.com.au
Peaceful oasis on the outskirts of Shepparton set amongst orchards and farms. Easy access to the centre of town.
Cabins • Powered Sites • BBQ • Laundry • Basketball • Tennis Court • Pool 15 ORRVALE ROAD, SHEPPARTON EAST | 03 5829 2396 | WWW.SECURALIFESTYLE.COM.AU Book your next memorable holiday at Secura Lifestyle Shepparton East!
15 ORRVALE ROAD, SHEPPARTON EAST | 03 5829 2396 | WWW.SECURALIFESTYLE.COM.AU visitshepparton.com.au
Shepparton is: The fifth largest regional city in Victoria and centrally located 180 km north of Melbourne on the junction of the Goulburn Valley and Midland Highways and the Goulburn and Broken Rivers, Shepparton is a short two hour drive from Melbourne, and easily accessible via public transport. Greater Shepparton offers metropolitan services but with a provincial feel. Everything you could want for is available in Greater Shepparton — you just have to ask! The friendly staff at the Visitor Centre can help you with all of your queries. Visit www.visitshepparton.com.au or 1800 808 839.
BALFOURS AIRPORT DIRECT The region’s only airport shuttle service direct from Shepparton to Tullamarine Airport and return, twice a day, seven days a week. Featuring drop off and pick up points in Mooroopna, Shepparton, Kialla, Murchison East, Nagambie, Seymour, Broadford, Kilmore and Wallan. Bookings essential to secure your seat. Charter buses, self drive buses and coaches are available to any destination of your choice, be it for corporate, social or educational purposes. Departing from various locations seven days a week. 11 Huggard Dr, Mooroopna | Call: 03 5825 3861 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.airportdirect.com.au
FORDS SHEPPARTON BUS SERVICE The staff and management at Fords Bus Service have a lot of experience in the bus industry. At Fords they pride themselves on operating a large modern well presented and safe bus fleet. The fleet has grown over the years to now include luxury touring coaches, 57 seatbelt school bus charter vehicles, hire and drive buses, modern school bus fleet and low floor and wheelchair equipped vehicles. Musicals and Concerts, Short Tours, Special events and conference transfers. Extended Tours. Call us for all your travel arrangements. 19 Wheeler St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5821 3777 Fax: 03 5831 2747 | email@example.com
DYSON GROUP — BUS CHARTERS SHEPPARTON Dyson Group — Bus Charters Shepparton is a family owned bus and coach transportation business. We take great pride in the presentation standards of our modern fleet as we feel this is the first step in providing real customer service to our clientele. Our fleet are fitted with radio communications, with the large majority being air-conditioned, seat belted, CCTV and GPS equipped.
5 Fordyce St, Shepparton | Call: 03 5831 2150 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.dysongroup.com.au
Transport and services
TRANSPORT: • Daily rail and coach line to Melbourne with V/Line 1800 800 007 or www.vline.com.au • Coach services to all major cities and towns • Local transit bus service (03) 5831 2150 or www.dysongroup.com.au or www.ptv.vic.gov.au • 24 hour taxi service 131 008 or (03) 5822 2214 • Hire cars
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DOWNLOAD THE CROWN CABS APP FOR YOUR NEXT RIDE www.crowncabs.com.au | Bookings: 1300 12 13 14 visitshepparton.com.au
Transport and services
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre 530 Wyndham Street (ground floor, SAM building) Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton E: email@example.com W: visitshepparton.com.au Open 7 days, 9am – 5pm (except Christmas Day) Shepparton RV Dump Point Fryers Street (adjacent to Showgrounds) Shepparton Tatura RV Dump Point Tatura Park, Hastie Street, Tatura Ambulance, Fire and Police 000 After hours medical clinic – Nixon Street Medical, 46 Wyndham Street, Shepparton (03) 5822 1000 open till 9pm National Home Doctor Service 137 425 Goulburn Valley Health (Hospital) (03) 5832 2322 RACV Roadside assist 131 111 Victorian Emergency Hotline (bushfire information) 1800 226 226 WiFi – Free wifi is available at the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre and in public areas throughout the CBD.
Visit our prestigious venue for an experience to remember
apollo 45 45 Apollo Drive, Shepparton Open 11am till late
(03) 5831 4545 Bordello / Brothel www.apollo45.com.au visitshepparton.com.au
Dookie | Mooroopna | Murchison | Tatura DR
MARGARET ST ST ST
Frank Howley Oval
STONEHAVEN RD Dump Point
To MURCHISON & MELBOURNE
E Lions Park
RD IR WE D OL
Cemetery & Ossario
ZIE KE N MC
UR OU -G N SO HI UR C M
W STALS H
Tatura Golf Course
Old Rail Bridge
ST Roderick Square
RD TATURA UNDERA
Goulburn River Aboriginal Protectorate Station
MURCHISON-VIOLET TOWN RD
Murchison to Rushworth Rail Trail
Murchison Community Care
DOUGLAS ST Mosaic
C345 RD HWORTH
Murchison Heritage Centre
HUNTER ST Wartime Camps Museum
To VIOLET TOWN, NAGAMBIE & Train Station
To RUSHWORTH, BENDIGO
MUSGRO VE DR
RD RYANS RD
el Chann No 1 OND HAMM
WILLIAM EDGAR ST
ST MILL ST
N MC LENNA
LARSEN Colonial ST
Sir Ian McLennan Sports Centre
JOHN GRA Y AVE
To TATURA, MOOROOPNA
ANSELMI ST NORTHGATE
Rodney Park Reserve
Mooroopna Golf Club
RN U LB S U S O O G CR
To Mount Major Walking Trail
W NE T AG S
RD MCKENNA ST
To SHEPPARTON, COSGROVE
AR LL KE R AC C
J.A. Douglass Park
RD Primary School Mooroopna Secondary College Homewood Park Riverlinks Westside Reserve
ST SS ST RO ND LI SA R KE RO BA CR
Nature Conservation Reserve
DOOKIE - SHEPPARTON RD
A ON PN RS DE AN ST
GANGE Dookie Rail Trail
To ECHUCA CA HU EC
Regional Map TO ECHUCA
TO NATHALIA, BARMAH
MOOROOPNA NORTH WEST
COOMA M ID L GIRGARRE EAST
TO STANHOPE, BENDIGO
TOOLAMBA WEST TOOLAMBA
MURCHISON Murchison to Rushworth Rail Trail
TO NAGAMBIE, M
regional Map TO YARRAWONGA
TO WUNGHU, NUMURKAH, KATUNGA, COBRAM
TALLYGAROOPNA KATANDRA WEST C363
Dookie Rail Trail
GOULB UR N
PINE LODGE COSGROVE
Dookie Agricultural College
CANIAMBO TAMLEUGH NORTH
Shepparton Tatura Mooroopna
DISTANCES BETWEEN TOWNS (kms)
5 36 30 120 173 188 15 20 49 107 192 180
30 33 117 177 193
36 20 30
30 49 33 67
67 95 187 160 150 153 223 282 152
120 107 117 95 150
173 192 177 187 153 282
188 180 193 160 223 152 323
Greater Shepparton To NATHALIA, BUNBARTHA
AH R M ON BA PART EP R D SH
Australian Botanic Gardens
To TATURA, BENDIGO
WILMO Railway Station
RD) VALLE Y
Ducat Reserve (off-leash dog park)
A DR LA KE
OURN E GOULB U
RC MU OO PN A MO OR
OLD DOOKIE Showground
KIE DOO RD
Police Railway Station
Mooroopna Golf Club
Shepparton Sports City
Driver Education Centre Australia
Shepparton Golf Club
To NUMURKAH, COBRAM, YARRAWONGA
epparton SWANSTON East
ON OM PS TH
ST O’Connor Park
W A CT RE
ST Dump Point
Bus Terminal (local)
John Jordon Tennis Reserve
To MOOROOPNA, TATURA
Cenotaph Furphy Statue
Notre Dame College
A39 MC KINNEY
SHEPPARTON CBD ST
St Brendans RC School
Art Museum (SAM)
visitor information centre
accessible public toilets
parks and reserves
parks and rest areas
lakes and rivers
Project management and advertising sales: McPherson Media Group Design: McPherson Media Group Printing: Edge Print, 37 O’Brien Street, Mooroopna. Phone: 1300 715 640 Photography: Speed Shop Photography, Photo8 Commercial Photography – Serana Hunt, Liz Arcus Photography, Barb Halliwell – Tatura Bulletin, Tallis Wines The Greater Shepparton Offical Visitor Guide is prepared for the Greater Shepparton City Council. Locked Bag 1000, Shepparton, 3632. Phone: 03 5832 9700 Fax: 03 5831 1987 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay close, go further There’s never been a better time to venture to Greater Shepparton and reconnect with your family and friends, or discover your new favourite destination. While you’re here, take in all of the beautiful open spaces, riverside walking and cycling paths, family friendly summer activities and warm hospitality to fill your soul.
Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre Open 7 days | Phone (03) 5832 9330 / 1800 808 839 www.visitshepparton.com.au #visitshepparton #stayclosegofurther
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The Greater Shepparton Official Visitor Guide has all the details you need to make your stay in Greater Shepparton a memorable one.
Published on Mar 15, 2021
The Greater Shepparton Official Visitor Guide has all the details you need to make your stay in Greater Shepparton a memorable one.