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r e v o C s i D Welcome to the fifth annual edition of 52 Great Discoveries in Greater Shepparton. This user friendly booklet will guide you to a myriad of things to do and see in the area â€“ some you will know about but not have visited and some you will discover for the first time. 52 Great Discoveries is a fun way of showcasing the tourism offerings of local businesses to families, groups, couples and everyone in between. The businesses and attractions in the booklet hope you will explore their venues and make the most of their special offers included for your enjoyment. Greater Shepparton is a busy and exciting place to be all year round, and now with the help of this innovative booklet finding somewhere to go is made easy â€“ all you have to do is choose where.
DISCOVERIES in greater Shepparton
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Aquamoves provides interactive indoor and outdoor fun for all ages. Little kids and big kids alike will be entertained for hours with the Splash Park, leisure pool and sandy beach areas. With free BBQ facilities, it’s a great day out for the whole family. Open seven days a week & late over summer.
Aquamoves A Greater Shepparton City Council facility Tom Collins Dv, Shepparton Ph: 03 5832 9400 www.aquamoves.com.au
Present this brochure to receive Sunday family swim rate every day. Valid until 31.8.14.
You haven’t experienced the true flavour of fresh organic fruit until you PYO (pick your own!!!) It’s lots of fun too!!! • Devonshire teas • Home made ice cream • Full licensed bar • Home made preserves Open 10am – 4pm daily from Sep 21 until end of May Belstack Strawberry Farm 80 Bennetts Rd, Kialla West Ph 03 5823 1324 www.belstackstrawberryfarm.com
SPECIAL OFFER! Buy one Strawberry Sundae and get one FREE! (Present brochure, limit of 2)
A Fantastic idea for a kids party! They can jump, jump, jump for 2 hours straight – all for just $8 a head (conditions apply). • Includes Tennis Court & Basketball • Undercover BBQ/Kitchen area • Playground The kids will LOVE it! (& so will mum)
SPECIAL OFFER! NO CHARGE for the birthday child when you book a party!
BIG4 Shepparton East Holiday Park 15 Orrvale Road, Shepparton Ph: 03 5829 2396 www.big4sheppartoneast.com.au
Huge showroom with massive range of new & used boats, Seadoos, Mercury & Suzuki outboards, kayaks, fishing & watersports gear. Full marine servicing to all makes & models. Compleat Angler Store. We also stock a great range of live fishing bait. Open 7 days a week.
SPECIAL OFFER! Boats & More 207 Numurkah Road, Shepparton Ph: 03 5822 2108 www.boatsandmore.com.au
10% Off your hire. Must present brochure. Valid to 31.8.14.
SAVE! With around 200 products and savings of up to 50% off retail, it pays to stock up at Campbell’s. • Country Ladle, Chunky or Red & White plus V8 Juices, Real Stock and more
SPECIAL OFFER! Red & White Tomato Soup 12x420g $12 per case limit 2 per customer expires 30.6.14.
Open Mon to Fri 8am - 4:30pm, Sat 9am -12:30pm and some public holidays Campbell’s 55 Lemnos North Rd, Lemnos Ph: 03 5833 3507
Home Your visiting family, friends and business guests will feel at home in our modern and spacious self-contained two bedroom apartments. Free WiFi, designated off street parking and the option of a lake view or double spa. Located opposite Victoria Park Lake, and within walking distance to the CBD, Central Shepparton Apartments has all you need. Central Shepparton Apartments 507 Wyndham St, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 4482 www.sheppapartments.com.au
SPECIAL OFFER! 15% discount for bookings of 2 or more nights. *Conditions Apply. Valid until 31.8.14.
A melt in your mouth experience Incredible treats that look too good to eat but take that first bite and be lost forever in creamy caramel, chocolate and fresh apple! â€˘ Other products include liqueur, juices, jams & chocolates Open Nov, Dec, Jan â€“ 7 days a week Feb - Closed, Mar to Oct Thurs - Mon Chocolate Apple Factory 95 School Road Shepp East Ph: 03 5829 2353 www.chocolateapplefactory.com.au
Your visitors will love you for putting them up at the beautiful Churches. Whether it be for fun or business, the 4 star self contained house is the perfect base. With large living areas, modern open plan kitchen and three bedrooms, there is nothing else like it in Shepparton. It is a favourite for wedding guests - even the bride and groom love to stay at The Churches! The Churches 325 Poplar Ave, Orrvale Ph: 0410 561 934 www.thechurches.com.au
SPECIAL OFFER! Mention this ad when you book your two night stay and get the 2nd night half price. Save up to $150. *Subject to availability. Conditions apply.
SPECIAL OFFER! Buy 1 reg ice cream with 1 mix-in and get a 2nd one FREE! Valued at $6.70. Must present this brochure
Create an amazing ice-cream from 30 flavours including Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter or Raspberry Sorbet and then watch as staff cleverly use the coldrock to mix in your favourite chocolate, lollies, fruit and hot fudge sauces. Take home packs and cakes are available. You can also create supershakes and smoothies. Choose it Mix it Smash it love it! Coldrock Ice-Creamery (Behind KFC) Wyndham St Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 5444 www.coldrock.com.au
Situated in the centre of Shepparton in a century old church, Friars Cafe has forged its reputation as THE PLACE to go for breakfast, lunch and inbetween. Choose inside, upstairs or pull up a pew downstairs (yes..there are actual pews!) Open 7 days from 7am until 5pm Â (including public holidays) The Friars CafĂŠ and Wine Bar 127 Fryers St, Shepparton Ph: 03 5822 2181 www.friarscafe.com.au
CHALLENGE ? Visit Mount Major, the highest point in Greater Shepparton and experience some fantastic walking trails and some of Australia’s best mountain bike trails. The cross country and downhill trails are suitable for walking and riding and cater to all levels of ability. Access the trail via Mount Major TV Road (off Dookie Nalinga Road past Melbourne University entrance). For more information, contact the Greater Shepparton Visitors Centre on 1800 808 839.
Walk The Dookie Rail Trail offers scenic views of rolling hills, seasonal crops, wildlife and a town with spirit. Covering 9.3kms with gentle undulations, it’s the ideal family outing so pack a picnic! For the more adventurous, we have longer, ‘off the trail’ routes and other local walks. Dookie Rail Trail Starts opposite Gladstone Hotel For more details and to download the trail map, visit www.lifestyledookie.com.au
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Mention this booklet to experience our seasonal ‘Regional Produce Platter’ and a bottle of Dookie Hills wine for just $45.
Our Region’s Finest Wine & Produce on your door step
Guided wine tastings Graze al fresco or by our fireplace with a regional produce platter Book for lunch including our BBQ & picnic areas Stroll our scenic walking track 195 Major Plains Road, Dookie Victoria Telephone 03 5823 5383 Mobile 0437 825 547 www.talliswine.com.au Open Fri, Sat and Sun from 11am to 5pm (6pm during summer) 11
Have a beautiful day! at Shepparton’s premier tourist precinct. • Shepparton Motor Museum • Windmill Cafe and Chocolate Shop • Lloyds Produce Store
Open 7 Days*
• Riverside Gardens • Adventure Park • Miniature Railway
7725 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton PH: (03) 5823 2500 www.emeraldbank.net.au
*1Adventure Park open weekends & every day over Victorian school holidays 2
2 a d m i ss i o n s f o r t h e p r i c e o f 1 Kids can enjoy pony rides, paddleboats a climbing wall and so much more. Open weekends and 7 days a week during Victorian school holidays. Adventure Park Valid to 31.8.14 Ph: 03 5823 2500
A must see for all motor enthusiasts There’s more than 90 vehicles on display, gleaming modern motors, classic vehicles, vintage restorations, motorbikes & bicycles. Open 7 days 10am - 4.30pm Shepparton Motor Museum Ph: 03 5823 5833
B u y 1 c o ff e e , g e t 1 F REE Or would you prefer Devonshire Tea? (it’s our specialty). We are open for breakfast and lunch daily. Be sure to explore the chocolate shop, it’s a chocaholics heaven! The Windmill Chocolate Shop & Café Valid to 31.8.14 Ph: 03 5823 1308
2 0 % d i s c o u n t o ff h a m p e r s Lloyds Produce Store is a fantastic one-stop-shop for all things locally grown & made. Design your own hamper of goodies & receive 20% discount! Open 7 days from 10am. Lloyds Produce Store (7 Creeks Bakery from late 2013) Ph: 03 5823 5908 Valid to 31.8.14
B u y 1 g a m e a n d g et a 2 n d f r e e Set among 5 acres of gardens and lush lawns with BBQ and picnic facilities available, it’s the perfect spot to test your putting skills! Open 7 days a week. Riverside Gardens Mini Golf Valid to 31.8.14 Ph: 03 5823 1515
Fryers Street Food Store is a cafe, food & wine store located in the heart of Shepparton. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or a coffee, grab some gourmet food & wine to go - including our house baked sourdough bread, take home meals & local produce. Open from 7am Mon to Fri, from 10am weekends and serves wood fire pizza from 5pm Friday to Sunday.
SPECIAL OFFER! 10% off take away wine from our wine room Valid until 31.8.14
53 Fryers Street, Shepparton Ph: 0400 142 553 www.thetellercollective.com
Authentic This Aboriginal Community Art Gallery is committed to advocating for local artists and craftspeople though exhibiting and selling their paintings, woven baskets, didgeridoos, jewellery and artefacts that reference the South East Australian linear and X-ray art styles. Open Wed - Fri, 10am -4pm or by appointment – Groups welcome Gallery Kaiela 135 - 137 High St, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 9842 www.gallerykaiela.com.au
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Sheppartons ONLY indoor playcentre has a new fully enclosed toddler area, a bigger play structure for older kids & enclosed Jumping Castle. Chill out on a couch with a light snack or meal (inc Gluten free) while the kids play. Open Tue to Fri 9:30am – 3pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm. Open until 4pm every day during school holidays.
Giggle ‘n’ Wriggle 13a Callister St, Shepparton (off Benalla Rd) Ph: 03 5821 4661 www.gigglenwriggle.com.au
Free small bucket of chips per family. Valid until 31.8.14 (must present Bochure)
If you have a special event coming up and need accommodation that’s safe, secure, clean and comfortable, then Goulburn Valley Motor Village can more than cater. With fully self contained cabins featuring equipped kitchen, separate bedrooms, lounge, bathroom with linen and towels supplied, it’s like having a home away from home. Goulburn Valley Motor Village 8049 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton Ph: 03 5823 1561 www.sheppark.com.au
$10 Lunch Offer
Choose a main meal from our special lunch menu and pay just $10*! What an offer!
Bistro & Bars Drop in to our modern bistro for lunch or dinner 7 days a week or take a load off and enjoy a cool drink in one of our many bars. Live Entertainment Live bands, guest DJs and acoustic acts perform every weekend. Check our website for details. Functions Give us a call, go online or come in to view our flexible spaces for functions of all types and sizes. * Available Monday to Thursday only until 31/8/2014. Conditions Apply. Check website for details.
223 High Street, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 9822 www.gvhotel.com 16
Yourself Keen golfers everywhere know Hill Top and its challenging par 71 championship course. With over 40 bunkers and treelined fairways, the course is a testing and quality layout. Make a day of it â€“ after a round, be sure to stop off for lunch or dinner in our fully licenced clubhouse. The dining room is open Tuesdays to Sundays.
SPECIAL OFFER! 2 Green Fees for the price of 1. Subject to availability. Valid until 31.8.14.
Hill Top Golf Club Gowrie St, Tatura Ph: 03 5824 1689 www.hilltopgolfclub.com.au
The Historical Society of Mooroopna museum features memorabilia, maps, documents, industry, businesses, implements and trophies from as far back as 1875. Our major display, depicting the achievements of the Mooroopna Hospital, is unique in country Victoria. Our gallery features episodic special exhibitions and our display honours local indigenous heroes. Open Wed 11am to 3pm and Sunday 1.30 to 4pm. Historical Society of Mooroopna Inc. 30 Park St Mooroopna Ph: 0428 252144Â (Barry) www.hsm.org.au
SPECIAL OFFER! 2 hour cruise followed by lunch at the Barmah Hotel $55 per person. Must be pre-booked.
Eco-tourism at it’s best. Enjoy a two hour cruise and experience timeless natural beauty and peace when gliding along the “Barmah Choke” on the Murray River. An area 25,000 years in the making. See the 236 bird species and 56 mammals who call this area home in their natural environment. Cruises depart everyday except Tuesdays and Fridays. * Bookings are essential. Kingfisher Cruises departs Barmah Lakes Day Visitors Area Ph: 03 5855 2855 www.kingfishercruises.com.au
An incredible wildlife experience Visit the largest collection of Australian animals, birds & reptiles in country Victoria. • 20 min drive from Shepparton • Café, playground & free BBQ’s • Be sure to visit the new Southern Hairy Nose Wombat exhibit Open every day from 9.30am – 5:30pm except Good Friday and Christmas day Kyabram Fauna Park Lake Road, Kyabram Ph: 03 5852 2883 www.kyabramfaunapark.com.au
SPECIAL OFFER! FREE Tour booklet valued at $5 on presentation of this brochure.
4 great locations!
North, City, Shepparton & Mooroopna!
Relax with a cup of Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee served steaming hot with a scrumptious treat like a slice of cake, some warm banana bread, perhaps a muffin or delicious slice. Mmm, it’s the McCafe experience you’ve been waiting for!!
Buy 1 get 1 FREE McCafe Coffee to the same or lesser value Valid Until 30.9.14 at McCafe in McDonald’s Shepparton & Mooroopna restaurants only. Hand in this coupon when ordering to receive this offer. Limit of 1 coupon per person per day. Not to be used to discount any other offer. Not available in Drive Thru.
Itâ€™s Play Time! The perfect spot to stop for a coffee or meal and sit in comfort while the kids have a play!
Buy 1 get 1 FREE McCafe Coffee to the same or lesser value Valid Until 30.9.14 at McCafe in McDonaldâ€™s Shepparton & Mooroopna restaurants only. Hand in this coupon when ordering to receive this offer. Limit of 1 coupon per person per day. Not to be used to discount any other offer. Not available in Drive Thru.
save! If you love a good bargain then you’ll love Milestone Chemical’s Factory Outlet. They’re the region’s only outlet for household cleaning products, personal products (soap, body wash etc), bulk washing powder, bulk toilet paper and lots, lots more. You’ll be amazed by all the bargains you will be able to pick up! Open weekdays 9am - 5pm Milestone Chemicals Factory Outlet Formally Pental Factory Sales 45 Drummond Road, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 4398
Monichino’s is known across Australia for producing high quality, award winning wines and has an enviable reputation as a great tourist destination. Sample fine wine and enjoy a platter of local farmhouse cheese. A great day out! We are also available for group bookings and special functions. Cellar door open 7 days and online sales are available via our website. Monichino Vineyard and Cellar Door 70 Berrys Road, Katunga Ph: 03 5864 6452 www.monichino.com.au
SPECIAL OFFER! 2 rounds for the price of 1. Subject to availability. Offer valid until 31.8.14.
Location, location, location… Conveniently located just over the bridge from Shepparton, are 18 holes of challenging golf, laid alongside the Goulburn River and surrounded by native bushland and wildlife. Everyone of every ability is welcome and if you need some coaching, they offer on-course tuition with pro Chris Donovan. Open 7 days a week. Mooroopna Golf Club 2 Fairway Dve, Mooropna Ph: 03 5825 2834 www.mooroopnagolfclub.com
This is just one of the fabulous dining options at Shepparton’s famous Parklake Café Bar & Restaurant. Serving modern cuisine 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch & dinner, you can dine indoors or outside on the terrace overlooking the lake. Open 7am – 11pm daily, (closed Sunday evenings) Parklake Restaurant - Accommodation - Functions 481 Wyndham St, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 5822 www.parklake.com.au
SPECIAL OFFER! Present this brochure to receive a FREE glass of house beer, wine or softdrink with any main meal ordered. (expires 31.8.14)
Comfort Quest Shepparton is centrally located in the CBD, minutes away from tourist attractions and sporting fields and only footsteps from the picturesque Victoria Park Lake. Offering Studio, 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom apartments, Quest Shepparton can cater for an overnight visit or any of your long term accommodation requirements. Quest Shepparton 177 – 183 Welsford St, Shepparton Ph: 03 5814 4800 questshepparton.com.au
Under new management!! With fantastic special menu nights and so much more! Whether it be for a coffee and cake with friends, lunch or dinner, ‘the Club’ is where good friends like to gather. Open from 9.30am Mon to Sat and from 10am Sun. The Shepparton Club 455 Wyndham St, Shepparton Ph: 03 5831 4488
SPECIAL OFFER! Present brochure to receive Members discounts on all food & beverages (save 50c on Pots, $1 on most meals, more on specials)
Live Entertainment At Its Best! Discover a new type of entertainment at Riverlinks. With different live shows every month you are sure to have a great night out! Visit our website and sign up to our free e-newsletter today. Riverlinks Box Office 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton P (03) 5832 9511 www.riverlinksvenues.com.au
U n i q u e Ev e n t s i n U n u s u a l P l a c e s ! Grab your family and friends and join us in March for the SheppARTon Festival. Experience Opera in the Orchard, Jazz at Friars, Emerge at Twilight and the Festival’s Community Performance, along with music, film, exhibitions, theatre, literature, food and wine. View the full program of events at www.sheppartonfestival.org.au, download the app or follow us on Facebook. SheppARTon Festival (annual March event) Ph: 03 5832 9540 www.sheppartonfestival.org.au
the Solar City Marine & Caravans have country Victoria’s LARGEST indoor marine & caravan showroom. Nova Caravan’s Dealer of the Year, stocking a range of new Nova Caravans and preloved brands. Marine dealer for Australia’s number 1 selling aluminium boat brand “Quintrex” powered Yamaha outboard 2 or 4 stroke engines.” Open Mon - Fri 8.30am 5.30pm, Sat 8.30am - 12 noon. Solar City Marine & Caravans 195 Numurkah Rd, Shepparton Ph: 03 5831 6388 www.solarcitymarine.com.au
Entry is a gold coin per person
SPECIAL OFFER! Miniature train special buy one ride, get the second one FREE. Must present brochure.
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Australiaâ€™s biggest adventure playground is right on your doorstep. With BBQ facilities, picnic areas, swings, giants slides, mazes a miniature train ride and oodles of places to explore. Youâ€™ll spend hours of fun in the great outdoors! Parties and group bookings available.
KidsTown is proudly managed by Greater Shepparton City Council on behalf of the community. 7287 Midland Hwy, Moorooopna (on the causeway) Ph: 03 5831 4213 www.kidstown.org.au
Roll! Your true competitive nature will come out and you’ll have stacks of fun at Star Bowl. • Bumper bowling for kids • Glow bowling on Saturday nights • Amusements & pool tables • Kids parties a specialty Open 7 days a week
SPECIAL OFFER! Present brochure to receive 2 games for $15.00 including shoe hire. Expires - 30.9.14.
Shepparton Star Bowl 112-122 Fryers St Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 5587
step Tatura Museum houses a unique collection based on 3 main themes - the history of irrigation in the Goulburn Valley, the local and family history of Tatura and District since white settlement and the history of the seven POW and internment camps in the area during WW2.
Open 1 – 3pm weekdays, 2 – 4pm weekends & public holidays. Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum 49 Hogan Street, Tatura firstname.lastname@example.org www.taturamuseum.org.au
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recipe Winner of 2011 Vanilla Slice Triumph. Tatura Hot Bread is famous for their Vanilla Slice – so famous that people travel from far and wide just to try some! Visit the bakery and your mouth will water from the aroma of freshly baked bread, cakes and other treats. Open Mon - Fri, 5.45am - 5.30pm. Sat 6am - 2pm and Sun, 8am - 2pm. Tatura Hot Bread 130 Hogan St, Tatura Ph: 03 5824 1267 www.taturahotbread.com.au
The Enjoy regional and seasonal produce, overlooking the beautiful Shepparton Forest. Follow the pathway to KidsTown and walk or ride to The Connection for breakfast or lunch on weekends from 9am. Then, discover ‘The Flats’ Aboriginal History Walk that meanders through the surrounding Forest. Restaurant, conferences, weddings and events. The Connection KidsTown, 7287 Midland Highway, Mooroopna Ph. 0428 313 762 www.theconnectionshepparton.com.au
SPECIAL OFFER! 1 FREE coffee or wine with each meal purchase. Conditions apply. Valid until 31.8.14.
Walk it, Ride it, Drive it
Walk in Greater Shepparton
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Handy guides are available to inspire further exploration of our region Walking & Cycle Guides include: • Comprehensive coverage of tracks and trails • Useful, easy to read maps in pocket For your guide form for novices to athletes
Self Drive Tours: Free self drive maps and information on: • History and Heritage • Food, wine and farmgate • Arts and Culture plus more!
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Save up to 70% off normal retail prices Now with a frozen and chilled section!
- Open 7 Days a week Cnr Corio & Vaughan Streets, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 7033