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Greater Shepparton

Visitor Centre

IT’S FOR LOCALS TOO!

Make sure your visitors don’t miss a thing... bring them to the Visitor Centre first! • Local gifts and products • Events information • Walking tours, tour guides

• MYKI Visitor Packs • Free maps, guides, touring routes • Local & Victorian information

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9.00AM TO 5.00PM

33-35 Nixon Street (opposite Queens Gardens), Shepparton Phone (03) 5832 9330 | 1800 808 839 #discovershepparton Email: info@discovershepparton.com.au www.discovershepparton.com.au 52 great discoveries in greater shepparton 2016 2


DISCOVER WELCOME TO THE EIGHTH 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 – some you will know about but not have visited and some you will discover for the first time. 52 Great Discoveries showcases 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 visit is made easy.

Become a member...

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SHEPPARTON’S PREMIER FITNESS & LEISURE CENTRE Indoors there’s a leisure pool with waterslide and Rapid River, 25m lap pool, hydrotherapy pool, spas and sauna. Outdoors during summer enjoy a 50m Olympic pool, leisure pool, Splash Park, BBQs and beach areas. Plus we also offer a well-equipped gymnasium, cardio equipment and group fitness classes from Yoga to RPM. Open 7 days a week and late during summer.

OFFER!

Present this brochure to receive Sunday family swim rate of $11.50 every day. Valid until 30.9.17.

Aquamoves: A Greater Shepparton City Council facility 25 Tom Collins Dv, Shepparton Ph: 03 5832 9400 www.aquamoves.com.au

N E E D A R I D E T O O R F R O M TH E A I RP O RT? The region’s only airport shuttle service direct from Shepparton to Tullamarine Airport and return, twice a day, 7 days a week. Featuring drop off and pick up points in Mooroopna, Shepparton, Kialla, Murchison East, Nagambie, Seymour, Broadford, Kilmore and Wallan. Bookings essential. Charter buses, self drive buses and coaches also available for corporate, social or educational purposes. Balfours Airport Direct Departing from various locations 7 days a week

Ph: 03 5825 3861 www.airportdirect.com.au

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best hotel in town!

The Aussie Hotel is the CBD’s most popular dining and entertainment destination. Enjoy a menu featuring steak, pasta and some very popular signature dishes they’re famous for. PLUS Live entertainment every Friday & Saturday night. OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER EVERY DAY 73 Fryers St, Shepparton (Cnr Maude St)

Ph:03 5821 4011 www.aussiehotel.net.au

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PY O S TRA W BERR I ES!

OFFER!

Buy one Strawberry Sundae and get one FREE! (Present brochure, limit of 2)

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 24 until end of May Belstack Strawberry Farm 80 Bennetts Rd, Kialla West Ph 03 5823 1324 www.belstackstrawberryfarm.com

OFFER!

Spend $40 on plants and receive a FREE 100mm potted colour plant. Valid until 31.8.17

GARDEN, GIF TS AND CAFÉ! Your destination to make your garden grow. Ideas and inspiration, seedlings to advanced trees. Many propagated onsite so you purchase at a great price. Discover exciting new plants and everyday garden varieties, the gorgeous gift shop and onsite café. Open 7 days, until 5pm weekdays and 4pm weekends. Billabong Garden Complex 295 Numurkah Rd, Shepparton. Ph: 03 5821 8632 www.billabonggardencomplex.com.au

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Open from 9am every weekend for

BREAKFAST & LUNCH *BOOKINGS PH 03 5821 0600

Local culinary identities Jill and Bernard Hayes, offer an environment and dining experience that is second to none. Experience the flavours of only the finest local-seasonal produce, whilst overlooking the pristine bush setting of the Shepparton Forest.

Peter Ross Edwards Causeway Between Shepparton & Mooroopna Ph 03 5821 0600

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OFFER!

15% discount for bookings of 2 or more nights. *Conditions Apply. Valid until 31.8.17.

H O M E A N D A WA Y 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 is your perfect location. Central Shepparton Apartments 507 Wyndham St, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 4482 www.sheppapartments.com.au

M E LT I N Y O U R M O U T H E X P E R I E N C E Incredible treats that look too good to eat but take that first bite and be lost forever in creamy caramel, chocolate and fresh apple! Other products include: • juices • jams • chocolates Open Nov, Dec, Jan – 7 days a week Feb - Closed, Mar to Oct Thurs - Mon Chocolate Apple Factory 95 School Rd, Shepparton East Ph: 03 5829 2353 www.chocolateapplefactory.com.au

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KIDS PARTIES ARE A SPECIALTY AND GROUPS CAN BE CATERED FOR WITH LOADS OF FUN PACKAGES TO CHOOSE FROM

OPENING HOURS Mon & Tue 11am to 7pm Wed & Thur 11am to 9pm Fri & Sat 10am to 11pm Sun 10am to 7pm School Holidays from 9am Kidz City Playground & Kiosk open 9:30am daily.

BALLADIUM BILLIARD HALL KIDZ CITY PLAYGROUND * Go karts suitable for ages 8+. Minimum height: 140cm

RIVERSIDE PLAZA (next to Harvey Norman) 8025 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla Ph: 03 5823 1224 www.funcity.com.au

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P ER F EC T F O R O UR BR I D ES!

OFFER! Mention this

Are you looking for an extraordinary offer and receive a 2nd bottle of Champagne place to celebrate your wedding? Look no further. This beautifully appointed church is perfect for brides and attendees to prepare for the wedding, with gorgeous gardens for photos and 3 bedrooms to accommodate the wedding party or family. Or just book yourself in as Bride and Groom for some relaxation after your big day. The Churches Accommodation 325 Poplar Ave, Orrvale PH: 0410 561 934 www.thechurches.com.au

OFFER!

Buy 1 reg ice cream & receive a FREE kids ice cream! Valued at $4.90. Must present this brochure

C R EA T E Y O U R O W N ! 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

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Dining +

SHEPPARTON’S PREMIER

Entertainment VENUE

• FOOD • FUNCTIONS • BEVERAGES • SERVICE DON’T FORGET FOOD ENTERPRISES CHEF & DIRECTOR GRACIE SHARWOOD IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN AT THE GV HOTEL. HE HAS A PASSION AND DRIVE TO MAKE SURE YOU “DON’T FORGET” THE GV WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING TO DINE OUT. • Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner • Tuesdays: $20 Steak Day • Wednesdays: $20 Parma Day + Weekly Trivia Night • Thursdays: GV & Don’t Forget Member Rewards Cash Jackpot Draw • Fridays: “Pony Club” Happy Hour with a twist! • The best tap range of craft and local beer in town

223 HIGH STREET, SHEPPARTON Ph: 03 5821 9822 www.gvhotel.com

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F I N D Y O U R O W N T R EA S U R E ! You will be amazed at what you will find at the Goulburn Valley’s largest collection of antiques and collectables. At Barclay’s there are thousands of pieces of kitchen ware, 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. Barclay’s Antiques & Collectables Emerald Bank Leisure Land 7725 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla Ph: 0430 977 771

K I D S WA N NA H A V E F U N ! And Emerald Bank Adventure Park has plenty of it with rock climbing, pedal bikes, paddle boats, jumping castle, pony rides, miniature train, hay rides. Plus plenty more outdoor activities, a cafe and undercover seating. Unlimited fun $9 per child. $6 Under 4 yrs. Adults Free. Open weekends & every day during Victorian school holidays.

OFFER! Present this for a FREE ice cream! Conditions Apply Expires 31.8.2017

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Emerald Bank Adventure Park 7725 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla. Ph: 0428 317 017 www.emeraldbank.net.au

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TWO MUSEUMS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! The popular Shepparton Motor Museum & Collectibles also incorporates the historical Furphy Museum! With a constantly changing display of cars, motorbikes, bicycles, pedal cars and memorabilia, there is always something new to see. There are many Furphy collections in the world, but only one Furphy Museum. Open every day 10am-4.30pm (Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day) Shepparton Motor Museum & Collectibles 7717 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla Ph: 03 5823 5833 www.sheppartonmotormuseum.com.au

A CAFÉ WI TH SW EET TREATS!

OFFER! Buy one coffee and get one FREE! Valid to 31.8.17

You’ll find a huge assortment of sweet treats in our specialty chocolate shop and you’ll love what’s on offer in our popular café. Drop in for breakfast, lunch or a Devonshire Tea with friends. Dine inside or enjoy the views from our courtyard or balcony. Fully licensed with gluten free menu choices. The Windmill Chocolate Shop & Café 7725 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton Ph: 03 5823 1308 www.emeraldbank.net.au

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A L L A BOAR D F OR A M I G H TY R I V ER CR U I S E! Come onboard Cobba and experience the natural beauty of the Murray River and surrounding bushland. Setting off from Australia’s biggest inland beach, you’re sure to spot a koala, kangaroo and other native animals. Fully licensed with home-made food and great coffee, we operate Wednesday to Sunday plus every day over summer and Easter school holidays. Private functions available day or night. Cobba Paddle Boat Cruises Thompsons Beach, Cobram Ph: 0457 033 217 www.cobba.net.au

IN DOOR F U N FOR TH E L I TTLE ONES! Giggle ‘n’ Wriggle caters for kids under 12 without blowing the budget. There’s a fully enclosed toddler area plus a huge play structure with giant slides, rope ladders, flying fox and maze climbs. Enjoy a light snack or meal or chill out with a coffee on one of the comfy couches. Open Mon to Fri 9.30am – 6pm, Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun & public hols 10am – 5pm. Free wifi available.

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Giggle ‘n’ Wriggle Ph: 03 5821 4661 13a Callister St, Shepparton (off Benalla Rd) www.gigglenwriggle.com.au

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F RY E R S S T R E E T F O O D S T O R E Fryers Street Food Store is a produce, wine store and gourmet deli open from 7am weekdays, 8am weekends and serving gourmet wood fired pizza from 5pm Thursdays to Saturdays. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or a coffee. Spoil yourself with a cake or slice. There’s gift hampers and meals-togo for your convenience. Fryers Street Food Store 53 Fryers St, Shepparton Ph: 0400 142 553 www.thetellercollective.com

S A M P L E W I N E W I T H T H E W I N E MA K E R Guido and Sandra invite you to their cellar door and café nestled in the Longleat vineyard a short 30 minute drive south of Shepparton. Come and sample Longleat Wines and relax on the deck overlooking the vines. A truly unique experience. Open weekends 10am – 5pm & most public holidays. Lunch bookings required. Longleat Wines 105 Old Weir Road, Murchison Ph: 03 5826 2294 or 0421 602 520 www.murchisonwines.com.au 52 great discoveries in greater shepparton 2016

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2 9 2 R EA S O N S T O TA K E A C R U I S E 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

P A T A K OA LA ! Get up close and personal with over 700 species of animals, birds and reptiles! It’s the largest park of its kind in country Victoria and located just 20 minutes west of Shepparton. Visit for the day and take advantage of the café, playground and free BBQ facilities. Open daily 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

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MANY GREAT

Cows on the Mooove MooovingArt is a unique, ever changing public art display located throughout Greater Shepparton. With over 90 cows in the herd and on the move, you will find them in our townships, at our local attractions and at festivals and events. follow us on facebook or visit Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre 33-35 Nixon Street, Shepparton 03 5832 9330 info@discovershepparton.com.au www.discovershepparton.com.au 52 great discoveries in greater shepparton 2016

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OFFER!

S POIL YOURS ELF

Present this ad to receive a FREE glass of house beer, wine or softdrink with any main meal ordered. (expires 31.8.17)

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. Parklake Restaurant - Accommodation - Functions 481 Wyndham St, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 5822 www.parklake.com.au

F E E L L I K E P LA Y I N G A R O U N D ? Location, location, location...

OFFER!

2 rounds for the price of 1. Subject to availability. Excludes groups. Offer valid until 31.8.17.

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. Their bistro serves Asian cuisine and is open 7 days a week. Mooroopna Golf Club 2 Fairway Dve, Mooroopna Ph: 03 5825 2834 www.mooroopnagolfclub.com

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FREE ENTRY!

say hello to sam. The Shepparton Art Museum, affectionately known as SAM, has developed a reputation as one of regional Australia’s leading cultural institutions. SAM prides itself on its unique collection, exhibition and public program curated exclusively for visitors to and residents of the region. SAM is open 7 days, 10am to 4pm, public holidays 1pm to 4pm. Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

70 Welsford Street Shepparton, Vic 3630 e art.museum@shepparton.vic.gov.au w sheppartonartmuseum.com.au p (03) 5832 9861

SAM & Riverlinks are proudly provided by 52 Greater Shepparton City Council.

Were you one of the 50,000 people who laughed, cheered or cried at Riverlinks this year? Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the in-crowd with another year of live entertainment. With different live shows every week 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, Vic 3630 w riverlinksvenues.com.au p (03) 5832 9511

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P I EC E S O F L O C A L H I S T O RY Discover 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 Sun 1.30 to 4pm with free broadband for seniors. Historical Society of Mooroopna Inc. 30 Park St Mooroopna Ph: 0428 252144 (Barry) www.hsm.org.au

W E A L L L O V E A G R EA T BA R G A I N . . but when you buy direct from the manufacturer you’ll save even more! Laundry detergents, fabric softeners, woolwash, dishwash, bodywash, handwash, toothpastes, soap and cleaning products. The list goes on plus nearly all the products are made here in Shepparton! This one-of-a-kind factory outlet is open weekdays from 9am – 5pm.

OFFER!

Spend $20 or more and receive 10% discount. Must mention this guide.

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Pental Factory Sales 45 Drummond Rd, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 4398

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FREE live entertainment every Friday night Diggers Bistro is open daily for lunch & dinner with a little of everything on the menu including very popular Asian cuisine. Our comfortable lounge and bar area is the perfect spot to stop in for a coffee or thirst quenching ale. Open 7 days a week with plenty of FREE off street parking

88 WYNDHAM STREET, SHEPPARTON,

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION 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

25% DISCOUNT ON TENPIN BOWLING!

No matter what your age, you’re guaranteed tonnes of fun at Oz Tenpin Star Bowl. Open 7 days a week until late! • Bumper bowling for kids • Glow Bowling on Saturday nights • Pool tables and other amusements • Kids parties are a specialty with a special party room and catering available

OFFER!

Mention 52 Great Discoveries for a 25% discount off each game! Valid until 31.08.17

Oz Tenpin Star Bowl 112-122 Fryers St, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 5587 www.oztenpin.com.au 21/12/07 2:48:38 PM

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SPECIAL OFFER ! Miniature train special buy one ride, get the second one FREE. Must present brochure.

ENTRY IS A GOLD COIN PER PERSON HOME OF

www.sheppkidsfest.com.au Australia’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. You’ll spend hours of fun in the great outdoors! Parties and group bookings available.

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WHAT’S ON TH E MENU? The menu, inspired by Australian and International cuisines, has made McGuires Bistro a popular local eatery. The talented team of chefs and waitstaff, work hard to provide you with delicious affordable meals, backed by friendly efficient service. Located in the CBD, we are open for breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 Days. McGuire’s Bistro/Bar/Café Sherbourne Terrace Hotel 109 Wyndham St Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 4977

Y O UR S H EP PARTON S H O P PI NG D ES TI NA TION Featuring BIG W, Woolworths and over 40 specialty stores with the big brand you love! Plus a food court… all open 7 days a week! Shop in air conditioned comfort, take advantage of free in-centre activities throughout the year and don’t ever stress about parking as we have more than 1,000 FREE parking spaces! Shepparton Marketplace 110 Benalla Rd, Shepparton PH 03 5821 3533 www.sheppartonmarketplace.com.au

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S T E P BA C K I N T I M E Captain Detmers, commander of the German Raider HSK Kormoran which sank HMAS Sydney in 1941.

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 1pm – 3pm weekdays, 2pm – 4pm weekends & public holidays. Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum 49 Hogan Street, Tatura info@taturamuseum.org.au www.taturamuseum.org.au

L O T S O F W I N N I N G R EC I P E S Winner of countless awards, Tatura Hot Bread’s Vanilla Slice is 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. Try their Gold Medal winning pies! There’s Chicken, Chunky Pepper plus Chunky Steak & Caramelised Onion! Open Mon to Fri 5.45am - 5.30pm, Sat 6am - 2pm & Sun 8am - 2pm. Tatura Hot Bread 130 Hogan St, Tatura Ph: 5824 1267 www.taturahotbread.com.au

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seasonal menu and beautiful sweets all made by us specialty coffee takeaway available selection of regional wines free wifi function bookings welcome for 20 to 60 people dogs welcome outside on the deck

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THINGS TO DO With so many things to do, why not discover your own backyard? To discover all that Greater Shepparton has to offer call 1800 808 839 or visit www.discovershepparton.com.au

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