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of events 14 Calendar Greater Sheppartons annual events planner. Shepparton - Mooroopna 16 Discover A busy regional centre for visitors and shoppers Dookie - Tatura 18 Discover A community with distinctive natural features Discover Murchison 20 The “River Bank Garden” town regional Shepparton maps 52 What Greater Shepparton has to offer

Family Getaway Home to the largest outdoor adventure playground in Australia,

Arts, Culture and Heritage Visit Greater Shepparton’s electric mix of arts, culture and heritage

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Located a leisurely two hour drive from Melbourne and centrally located, the Greater Shepparton region offers a blend of both provincial and metropolitan lifestyles with a diversity of attractions, events and accommodation perfectly suited for visitors. Explore our townships, farmlands and nature reserves. Discover first hand why Greater Shepparton is renowned internationally as Australia’s food bowl with farm gate sales, factory outlets and cellar door options, with a diverse range of seasonal produce from fruits, wines, olives, meats and cheeses to be tasted and enjoyed.

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The region is home to Australia’s largest adventure playground, KidsTown and Victoria’s best small museum for 2012, the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM). Known as a family friendly destination, Greater Shepparton offers something for everyone. The stories of the region are reflected in our intriguing history and diverse culture. For a relaxing family holiday, arts and cultural experience, or a venue for your next conference or event, Greater Shepparton‘s range of services, attractions and facilities will both surprise and entertain.

Food, Wine and Farmgate Home to an amazing array of home-grown goods

We look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful region and all it has to offer. Enjoy!

DISCLAIMER: Greater Shepparton City Council and the Greater Shepparton Tourism Association, 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 3 standard, class, or fitness for purpose of the accommodation or service. Published December 2012.


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Outdoors and Family Fun Whether it’s fun in the sun you’re planning or a relaxing getaway, families will find plenty to do all year round in Greater Shepparton. Home to the largest outdoor adventure playground in Australia, SPC Ardmona KidsTown offers parents the chance to relax whilst the kids slip down the giant slides, explore the fruit bin maze or ride the miniature train. They also hosts KidsFest every September – a huge festival attracting thousands of families for two days of non-stop fun! Get the adrenalin pumping at Shepparton’s S-Cape Skate Park or the Mooroopna Skate Park then head to nearby Aquamoves for endless hours of family fun. Aquamoves is equipped with indoor and outdoor pools, a rapid river and splash park for the kids. Surrounding townships also have public pools where you can dip your toe in and cool off during the hot summer months. There’s more fun and adventure to be had at Emerald Bank Leisure Land, where you can test your skills on the rock-climbing wall, have a shot at archery, ride a pony, take a hay ride or get up close to the animals that live on site. Fishing, boating, canoeing and bike riding – all of these can be enjoyed at the Victoria Park Lake precinct or the Yahna Gurtji Shared Path Network, allowing you to discover the majestic Goulburn and Broken Rivers. With plenty of wide open spaces, the extensive shared path

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network, walkers and cyclists can get out and explore the beauty of Victoria Park Lake and its stunning river backdrop, part of Parks Victoria’s Shepparton Regional Park. The path winds its way throughout the park, and the township, enticing you to participate in an array of fantastic family activities. Jump on a bike, hire a canoe or pull on your walking shoes and immerse yourself in the picturesque river setting. All this activity is bound to work up an appetite and what better way to satisfy your hunger than by tucking into a tasty treat at one of Greater Shepparton’s many eateries? While you’re out and about be sure to take in a movie and snap up a bargain at our broad range of retail outlets and markets. The bowling alley or the Giggle ‘n’ Wriggle indoor playground are great places to entertain the children, whilst the Shepparton Art Museum hosts a number of workshops and holiday programs. Explore the Greater Shepparton MooovingArt cows. Scattered throughout the region, each cow is individual and unique. Why not participate in the MooovingArt treasure hunt and win yourselves some great prizes? Greater Shepparton boasts a range of accommodation to suit all budgets, from cabins to self-contained apartments, contact the Visitor Information Centre for further details or visit www.discovershepparton.com.au


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Greater Shepparton’s MooovingArt cows, scattered throughout the area, why not go on a treasure hunt & uncover all of our girls?

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Discover! Why the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) has been voted Australia’s best small art museum.

Arts, Culture and Heritage Greater Shepparton has an eclectic mix of arts and cultural experiences to capture the imagination of visitors. Known as a multicultural melting pot, the region has a depth and diversity that is reflected in everyday life and the vibrant events calendar which includes the SheppARTon Festival, Australian National Piano Award and the biennial Indigenous Ceramic Award. Arts Home to Victoria’s best small art museum, the Shepparton Art Museum – affectionately known as SAM, was voted Victoria’s best small Museum by Museum Victoria and is home to an impressive collection of Australian historical and contemporary ceramics along with significant holdings of Australian art in all media. SAM has a distinct program of temporary exhibitions and public programming including artist talks and workshops. SAM also hosts the biennial Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, the richest award of its kind in Australia, presenting the nation’s best contemporary ceramics medium. Greater Shepparton has a rich and diverse Aboriginal history. Home to Australia’s first purpose-built Aboriginal Cultural Keeping Place, Bangerang Cultural Centre, visitors can learn about Aboriginal culture and history,

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while Gallery Kaiela exhibits work by local Aboriginal artists, in particular their internationally-recognised South East Australian painting style. The history of the Yorta Yorta people can be experienced on “The Flats” walk between Shepparton and Mooroopna. Glasson’s Art World’s private gallery showcases some of the best work by Goulburn Valley artists. Members of the public are free to peruse the display at their leisure. Moooving Art For a fun photo opportunity look out for Greater Shepparton’s unique public art exhibition, a colourful collection of life-sized 3D fibreglass cows known as the MooovingArt cows. With more than 90 cows in the herd scattered throughout the municipality, each has its own design and persona, these quirky bovines are a much-loved celebration of the region’s agricultural industry.


Heritage Greater Shepparton’s fascinating wartime involvement, rich irrigation history, famous Murchison Meteorite and priceless Aboriginal artefacts are just some of the historical gems to be discovered in our region. Our rich history from pre settlement through to modern day immigration can be traced through the archives at the priceless heritage centres in Shepparton, Mooroopna, Tatura, Merrigum and Murchison. Culture Our local Aboriginal culture is celebrated and displayed at the Bangerang Cultural Centre which is recognised on the Victorian Heritage Register and houses an important collection of Aboriginal artefacts and artworks. Whilst the history of the Yorta Yorta people can be experienced on “The Flats” walk, located between Shepparton and Mooroopna. For details of opening times or to make an appointment to visit contact the Visitor Information Centre on 03 5831 4400. Guided walking tours can also be booked for groups through the Visitor Information Centre. Performing Arts Greater Shepparton is home to an active performing arts scene including Riverlinks, who host an extensive calendar of live theatre and shows in both the Eastbank Centre in Shepparton and Westside Performing Arts Centre in Mooroopna. Keep up to date with local and visiting performers by visiting www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

must see The smaller galleries and museums scattered throughout the area. From indigenous works and history to the historic campsites of those interned during WWII in the camps that were located in the Murchison and Tatura areas. The local museums showcase a depth of history that will not only educate you, but will surprise and inspire you.

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discover... The Outdoors

Discover! The beauty of the region through the seasons, by foot, by bicycle or by car, Greater Shepparton offers a palette of colour and splendour throughout the year.

The Great Outdoors The majestic Goulburn and Broken rivers meet at Shepparton and provide the perfect location for holiday-makers to enjoy boating, fishing and canoeing. The natural beauty of the area with its towering river red gums and magnificent waterways can also be taken in by cycling or walking along the city’s extensive shared-path network which meanders around the beautiful Victoria Park Lake. The extensive pathway and walks have led Shepparton to be voted the fourth-best walking town in Australia. For the birdwatchers, there is an abundance of wildlife to see in the wetlands, including Reedy Swamp in Shepparton, Gemmill’s Swamp in Mooroopna and Tatura’s Cussen Park. Pack a picnic and get close to nature at Parks Victoria’s Shepparton Regional Park or Lower Goulburn National Park.

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Explore the nearby Dookie hills along the scenic Dookie Rail Trail which is set at the base of Mount Saddleback and traverses some of the Goulburn Valley’s most fertile farmland. Take in the stunning views of Mount Major – a popular spot for mountain biking – and Gentle Annie hill and soak up the atmosphere amongst the olive and orange groves, vineyards, cropping lands and the famous Dookie red loams. Keep your eye out for the wildlife too – you might be lucky enough to spot a wombat, a blue tongue lizard or even a wedge-tailed eagle. See the Walking in Greater Shepparton guide for more information, available online at www.discovershepparton.com.au or at the Visitor Information Centre.


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Cycling The flat terrain and varying landscape makes Greater Shepparton the perfect place to get on your bike and explore. The Cycle in Greater Shepparton guide, available from the Visitor Information Centre, or downloadable from our website www.discovershepparton.com.au, includes circuit options for beginners to experts.

community, Greater Shepparton has developed a number of regular organised rides. The Dookie Rail Trail and Mount Major’s mountain bike paths are also a hit with locals and visitors alike.

Pack a picnic and make a day of it exploring our region and everything it has to offer. Greater Shepparton is renowned for its fresh fruit and produce, award-winning wine and handcrafted cheese so why not pop a basket on your bike to take home the many goodies at the farmgate sales outlets along the way?

The region hosts a range of annual events including Scotty’s Race, the Fruit Loop Ride, the Australasian Schools Cup Championships, the Christmas Track Carnival, the Campbell’s Ironman 70.3 Shepparton and the Valley to the Vines ride. Contact the Visitor Information Centre for further details.

The Yahna Gurtji shared pathway takes in the natural beauty of the Goulburn and Broken rivers and Parks Victoria’s Shepparton Regional Park. You can meander along the pathway enjoying the tranquil surrounds whilst remaining close to the amenities of Shepparton. With a growing reputation amongst the cycling

must see Grab a copy of the Cycling in Greater Shepparton guide and the Walking in Greater Shepparton guide see how this all contributed to Shepparton being named in the top five walking townships in Australia.

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Golf With a total of 99 holes at six courses, golfing enthusiasts of all levels and abilities will be in their element in Greater Shepparton. Fun on the fairways is assured with the many challenging golf courses Greater Shepparton has to offer, all located within 26km of the Shepparton city centre. Just a short drive from Shepparton’s central business district is the Shepparton Golf Club, nestled in a peaceful rural setting on the banks of the beautiful Goulburn River. Rated among the top 10 courses in rural Victoria, it offers uncrowded fairways, undulating landscape, in a relaxing country atmosphere. Known as “the friendly club”, the Mooroopna Golf Club is also situated alongside the scenic Goulburn River. The tree lined 18-hole course, provides a challenge to golfers on its sweeping, manicured fairways. The Hilltop Golf and Country Club at Tatura boasts a testing 5910 metre par 71 for men and a 5136 metre par 72 for women. With more than 40 bunkers, it is

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sure to test the most seasoned golfers. Five of the newer holes on the course where constructed under the supervision of five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson. Tee off for a relaxing round of golf at Kialla Golf Club, here you will find tricky fairways and greens, thanks to the pretty Honeysuckle Creek backdrop. For something different, try the nine-hole, par 72 sandscrape course at the small farming community of Cosgrove, or visit the township of Merrigum, home to an 18-hole, par 70 course. Visit the clubhouse at the end of your round, where you can unwind and enjoy our local hospitality.


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Motoring Shepparton is known as a mecca for car lovers – the city hosts the annual Spring Car Nationals, drawing thousands of motor vehicle enthusiasts to the region each November. Shepparton is also the perfect location for car rallies and other motoring events, with ideal facilities including the Driver Education Centre of Australia, the picturesque Victoria Park Lake foreshore and the expansive Shepparton Showgrounds. Numerous car-related events are held in Shepparton, including national and state rallies and the annual Rotary Club of Shepparton car show.

The museum’s collection is dynamic as new vehicles and themed displays are constantly rotated through the exhibition space, ensuring there is something fresh and exciting for first-time and returning visitors. And for those of you who love to drive, exploring the region by road will reveal a changing landscape through farmland, orchards, native forests and welcoming small towns.

Visit Shepparton’s newest tourist attraction – the Shepparton Motor Museum – which houses more than 70 classic, vintage, veteran and muscle cars, motorcycles and vintage bicycles as well as fun displays of collectables including radios, vintage clothing and signs.

Depending on the time of your visit, you may be lucky enough to catch the annual swap meet, or for motors of a different kind, the Valley Radio Flyers Mammoth Scale Fly In, featuring more than 100 model planes, promises a fantastic display for the thousands who flock to the event. The swap meet and the fly in are held in September.

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discover... Specialty Food & Wine

Food, Wine & Farmgate Greater Shepparton, in the heart of the Goulburn Valley, has long been synonymous with food and fresh produce. Home to an amazing array of home-grown goods including stone fruit, cherries, apples, pears, grapes, olives, avocadoes and tomatoes, it is little wonder the region is considered the food bowl of Australia. The area caters for all tastes – enjoy the produce fresh or visit a local producer who creates and sells mouthwatering treats such as boutique cheese, gourmet products and sweet delights. Fresh fruit sales are also available at farm-gate stalls seasonally. A visit to the region is not complete without a stop at our award-winning wineries. Offering a huge selection, from soft whites and sweet varietals to big bold reds and luscious fortifieds, our local vignerons produce their wines with much passion and vigour. Taste their offerings at one of the many cellar doors, sit back, soak up the ambience, enjoy a platter and for those designated drivers, why not enjoy a coffee? Dining out in Greater Shepparton is also a pleasure. The area caters for all dining experiences with a fantastic selection of cafes, wine bars, bistros, bakeries and restaurants. Local restaurants and chefs try to

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ensure local produce is incorporated into their menus, complemented by our local wines. Local produce is also available at the many farmers’ markets throughout the region and our top drops are celebrated annually at the Dookie Wine Show. Contact the Visitor Information Centre for further details.

must see The farm gate and factory outlet sales, cellar door options and a diverse range of seasonal produce from fruits, cherries, wines, olives, meats and cheeses to be tasted and enjoyed, which makes Greater Shepparton internationally renowned as the Food Bowl of Australia. Don’t forget to also try one of the Tatura’s award winning vanilla slices!


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Calendar of

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Home to many events, our calendar includes markets, fairs and festivals, sporting tournaments, agricultural shows, arts events including concerts, theatre performances and exhibitions, car shows and rallies, cycling events, garden shows, horse racing and championships, loads of family fun and much more. For a complete listing of Greater Shepparton’s events and activities visit www.discovershepparton.com.au or contact the friendly staff at the Visitor Information Centre on 1800 808 839.

January Goulburn Valley Junior Tennis Tournament International Dairy Week (Tatura) Australia Day Celebrations Shepparton Harness Racing Gold Cup Shepparton Custom Bike, Car & Tattoo Show Summer Film Festival Greater Shepparton Junior Golf Open February Fruit Salad Day Market Mooroopna Victorian Appaloosa Championship Show GV Quarter Horse and Western Riding Summer Sizzler Goulburn Valley Veterans Cycle Club Open March Taste of Tatura SheppARTon Festival Summer City Market (Shepparton) Emerge Festival Summer Film Festival National Welsh Show Antiques, Arms, Antique Militaria Expo

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Tatura Agricultural Show Woodworking, Craft & Furniture Show Albanian Festival Tatura and Shepparton Gold Cup Miniature Horse State Championships Tatura Lawn Tennis Club Labour Day Classic Dragon Boat Festival Andalusian Horse Association of Australia Show National Welsh Pony and Cob Society Show Murchison Tomato Festa (part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival) April Miniature Horse Association of Victoria Show Rotary Motor Show Merrigum Museum Annual Heritage Day Scotty’s Race Train and traction engine rally at KidsTown May Valley to the Vines Bike Ride GV Bird Club Annual Sale Murchison Fun Run

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June Annual Sled Dog Dash Tatura Art Show Shepparton Junior Cycling Tour

July Murchison 10,000 Professional Foot Race Tatura Showjumping Classic Victorian Hill Climb (Motoring Event) August Winter City Market (Shepparton) Southern Seven Cutting Horse Association Championships Shepparton Marathon Spring Dance Sport Competition September Shepparton Swap Meet Mammoth Scale Fly In Fruit Loop Ride Australian National Piano Award – 2014


GVFL Football / Netball Finals KidsFest October (Tourism Month) Shepparton Agricultural Show Relay for Life Dookie Agricultural Show Shepparton Garden and Lifestyle Expo Keith Esson Memorial Cycle Classic Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club Girls Day Out (Horse Racing) Dookie Military Rally Victorian Arabian Horse Championships November Northern Victorian Show Jumping World Cup Qualifying Festival Spring Car Nationals Campbell’s Ironman 70.3 Shepparton Triathlon Tatura 200 Charity Bike Ride Appaloosa Association of Victoria Football Federation Victorian Champions League gala Victorian Open Bowls Championships

Summer Film Festival Victorian Quarter Horse State Show Victorian Arabian Championships GV Reigning Horse Water Wheel Classic Bendigo Regional Appaloosa Show GV Western Riding Club State Quarter Horse Show Tatura Spring Showcase (horse event) RiverConnect Festival December Toolamba Bush Christmas Festival Victorian All Welsh Horse Show Murchison Twilight Christmas Festival Italian Plate Day (Horse Racing) Shepparton Junior Tennis Classic Carols by Candlelight Celebrations Christmas Track Cycling Carnival Greater Shepparton Basketball Association Annual Junior Tournament Victorian All Welsh Horse Show Mooroopna New Year’s Eve Festival

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Easter in our region

Easter 2013 – March 31 (Easter Sunday) Easter 2014 – April 20 (Easter Sunday) KidsTown Easter Egg-stravaganza Easter Lawn Tennis Tournament Miniature Horse National Easter Show

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Performing Arts For a comprehensive calendar of shows and performances visit www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

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discover... Shepparton and Mooroopna

Discover! the newly redeveloped Victoria Park Lake precinct, including the wetlands, playgrounds and reserve.

Shepparton Shepparton is a busy regional centre drawing shoppers and visitors from far afield. The natural beauty of the Broken and Goulburn Rivers on which she sits gives life to the area and a lifestyle that boasts cultural liveability through a diversity of nationalities and cultures with a strong Aboriginal history. Attractions such as the Victoria Park Lake precinct, a community icon in the heart of Shepparton, the Aquamoves complex, KidsTown, the diverse calendar of events, sporting events and live theatre add to the depth of what Shepparton has to offer. Shepparton is also home to the award winning Shepparton Arts Museum which has just won Victoria’s Best Small Museum award, and adds to the gems that make Shepparton shine. Known for our fruit growing and dairy industries, produce from Shepparton in known nationally and internationally, but it is the secrets that the locals know that makes the city special. Enjoy the seasonal fruits and produce via the many markets and farm gate sales scattered throughout the area, or experience it at one of the many eateries that call Shepparton home.

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Mooroopna Known affectionately as the “Fruit Salad City�, Mooroopna enjoys a relaxed pace and a provincial feel just minutes from the heart of Shepparton. The main street features shady garden reserves, historical monuments and a water tower that thrills at night with colourful lights. Retailers offer friendly and personalised service in the many small businesses, where you can find the fashionable or quirky item. Dining in Mooroopna also offers an eclectic mix, where you will be sure to satisfy any hunger. Entertainment is endless in Mooroopna with many sporting pursuits well catered for and the WestSide Performing Arts Centre offering a diverse program of live theatre and music.

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discover... dookie and Tatura

Dookie Dookie is a vibrant community with distinctive natural features dominated by its three hills, Mount Major, Mount Saddleback and Gentle Annie. The area is home to a rich landscape ablaze with yellow and green throughout the spring with canola, legume and wheat crops thriving. In Summer, the countryside is scattered with hundreds of rolls of hay and Autumn leads into the spectacular sights of red volcanic sands with patches of green growth and sheep and cattle grazing. Experience the richness of the red Dookie soils through the local produce, Dookie is home to a number of vineyards and olive groves, where the depth of the landscape is reflected in the scope of product. Peruse the extensive collection of antiques at the Emporium whilst enjoying a coffee, or enjoy a refreshing beverage at the Gladstone hotel. Ride or walk the newly opened rail trail, a 9 kilometre trail that takes in the beauty and serenity of the area, giving you just a taste of what the area has to offer.

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Tatura Tatura is a bustling country town with historic architecture lining the main street and is steeped in history from World War II with seven Prisoner of War camps that were in operation around the district. The museum and German war cemetery also add to the depth of history. Home also to the largest dairy show in the southern hemisphere, International Dairy Week, held at Tatura Park, the township can double its population during the many events held here throughout the year. Tatura is known as “water-wheel country� and is reflected with it being home to Goulburn Murray Water, responsible for delivering irrigation water to many parts of Northern Victoria. The natural environment is also a feature of the town with Cussen Park, wetlands that host an array of natural wildlife and birdlife, and Lake Bartlett, located centrally in town.

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Murchison Discover!

true country hospitality and a rich history in this riverbank garden town.

Located on the banks of the Goulburn River, Murchison is known as the ‘River Bank Garden Town”. Stroll along the gardens and soak up the atmosphere of this charismatic town and the history it contains. Home to the Murchison Meteorite which fell over the skies of Murchison in 1969, of which remnants are studied around the world. The town is also host to a history of paddle steamers, who worked their way from the mighty Murray, as well as Wartime Camps scattered throughout the area including the Italian Ossario – a mausoleum constructed in remembrance of Italian Prisoners of war and detainees who died in Australian prison camps. Enjoy the ambience and the friendly locals whilst sampling some of the local produce including wine and cheese.

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Discover! how friendly and accessible the Greater Shepparton region is and all it has to offer.

Getting Here Located a leisurely two hour drive from Melbourne, Greater Shepparton offers a blend of both provincial and metropolitan lifestyles with a diversity of attractions, events, transport and accommodation perfectly suited to day trippers and holiday makers. For those who choose not to bring a car, jump on a train or coach via V-Line. They offer a range of services to and from Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria, be sure to check out their website, or advert on page 57, for further details.

For major events and group bookings, group travel arrangements can be made meeting your particular needs by contacting the Visitor Information Centre on 1800 808 839.

Once in Greater Shepparton, you can choose to walk or cycle our fabulous townships, via our far reaching paths and networks.

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For those looking for local public transport, Shepparton Transit offer a comprehensive bus service throughout the townships of Shepparton and Mooroopna. An extensive taxi network is also available in the region.

Experience the true depth of the region with a guided tour from one of our Volunteer Experience Enthusiasts. Either by foot or by coach, our friendly team members can custom a tour to your personal group requirements. Contact the Visitor Information Centre on 1800 808 839 for further details.

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Discover... a new type of entertainment at Riverlinks. Come along to one of our great shows. You never know, you may just love it!

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Riverlinks Box Office Open 10am to 5pm - Mon-Fri 10am to 1pm - Sat

Phone 03 5832 9511 70 Welsford St, Shepparton Victoria, 3630


70 Welsford St, Shepparton, 3630 VIC p 03 5832 9861 f 03 5831 8480 e art.museum@shepparton.vic.gov.au w sheppartonartmuseum.com.au Open 7 days, 10am - 4pm Public holidays 1pm - 4pm Free entry

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is the premier public museum servicing North Central Victoria and has recently re-opened following a major redevelopment. SAM presents a series of changing exhibitions, education and public programs, and holds a significant collection of ceramics, historical paintings and contemporary art in all media.

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Arts & Culture

Gallery Kaiela Aboriginal community art gallery supporting local artists. Experience a timeless journey through art at Gallery Kaiela. Come in and have a chat and maybe take home some top quality artwork produced by local Aboriginal Artists. Open Wednesday to Friday 10-4 and by appointment • Sales of artwork and artifacts • Art and Culture information sessions for groups (bookings required) • Commissions welcome 170 Corio Street, Shepparton p. 03 5821 1433 e. angie@gallerykaiela.com.au w. www.gallerykaiela.com.au

Glassons Art World - Gallery & Workshops Explore their gallery with regular exhibitions and local handcrafted items, find a great range of art supplies including an online store for hampers and you can try out their graffiti wall when purchasing graffiti paints and pens. Don’t miss Dookie Art Attack, a giant 3 day workshop each May plus the Paint Trekkin Australia plein air workshops held in many different townships. See website for details. Open 9.30am-5.30pm Mon to Fri, 9.30am-1.30pm Sat, Sundays during Dec. 151 High St, Shepparton p. 03 5822 0077 e. info@glassonsartworld.com.au w. www.glassonsartworld.com.au

SheppARTon Festival Every year, over the long weekend in March, the SheppARTon Festival presents a program of music, film, visual arts, theatre, literature and free community events. Relax at the ambient Turnbull’s Orchard, enjoy Friday night’s edgy cabaret styled performances, or soak up the other quirky festival places and spaces. Visit our website, become a “Friend of the Festival” and receive discounts & preferential bookings to events. The SheppARTon Festival – an annual event not to be missed! w. www.sheppartonfestival.org.au

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum Captain Detmers, commander of the German Raider HSK Kormoran which sank HMAS Sydney in 1941.

Experience the fascinating history of the 7 POW and internment camps in this area during WW2, with unique materials on display, artwork, photos and research as well as local history and history of irrigation in the Goulburn Valley. Open 1 – 3pm weekdays, 2 – 4pm weekends & public holidays.

49 Hogan Street, (Cnr Hogan & Ross Streets), Tatura p. 03 5824 2111, (AH) Lurline & Arthur Knee 03 5824 1084 e. info@taturamuseum.org.au w. www.taturamuseum.org.au

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Food & Dining

Food & Dining Greater Shepparton offers a wide variety of specialty food and dining experiences to suit all palates. From fine restaurants to cosmopolitan cafes, wine bars, friendly bistros, traditional country bakeries, gourmet food stores and farm gate sales, they all sell the best of the regions produce. Be sure to experience the delectable delights that the region has to offer.

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, 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. We also have Super Shakes and Smoothies, take home packs and cakes that you can create yourself. Special Offer Choose it Mix it Smash it love it! Present this Visitors Guide and

receive 2 FREE mix-ins with any regular Part of the KFC complex ice-cream purchased Wyndham Street, Shepparton p. 03 5821 5444 w. www.coldrock.com.au

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The Aussie Hotel is one of Sheppartons most popular dining destinations with full table service and a menu featuring seafood, pasta and some very popular signature dishes they’re famous for.

Open fOr lunch and dinner every day 73 Fryers St, Shepparton (Cnr of Maude St) Ph: 5821 4011 www.aussiehotel.net.au

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Dookie Emporium & Cafe Take a drive and be delighted by our huge range of goods in the spacious surrounds of the iconic 1950’s Dookie Co-Op building. Antiques to retro, funky vintage clothing, furniture and historic militaria, art and more. Treat yourself at the Emporium Cafe with a view. Famous delicious organic meat pies, best jelly cakes ever and awesome locally roasted coffee. Open Fri, Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm. 48 Mary St, Dookie p. Emporium 0427 538 667, Cafe 0409 559 380 or 5828 6224 BH e. dookieemporium@bigpond.com

Dookie’s Gladstone Hotel When visiting Dookie be sure to stop off for a ridgy didge classic Aussie pub meal at Dookie’s “local”. They offer all the pub classics with beer on tap and some great local wine. The full menu is served Wednesday to Saturday evenings with fabulous roast lunches on Sundays. There’s a pool table, jukebox and newly renovated beer garden. Also open for lunch Fridays and Saturdays over summer. 44 Mary Street, Dookie p. 03 5828 6237

These hand made, melt-in-your-mouth treats look too good to eat but when you take that first bite you’ll be lost forever in creamy caramel, chocolate and fresh apple! Their unique retail outlet also offers an array of other chocolate treats or choose from gourmet goodies such as natural fruit juices, liqueurs, jams and pastes.

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Opening Hours • 7 days Nov, Dec & Jan. • Closed in February • Thurs to Mon from Mar to Oct 95 School Road, Shepparton East (off Benalla Rd near Shepparton East Primary School) Ph: 03 5829 2353 www.chocolateapplefactory.com.au

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Fryers Street Foodstore Fryers Street Foodstore is a produce, winestore and gourmet deli open from 7am Monday to Saturday. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or a coffee, spoil yourself with a cake or slice, there’s delicious house-baked sourdough bread, gift hampers and meals-to-go for your convenience. Be sure to come and explore our wine room, have a tasting and grab some local produce. 53 Fryers Street, Shepparton p. 0400 142 553 e. thetellercollective@gmail.com w. thetellercollective.com

GV Hotel Situated in the heart of the city, the GV Hotel is Shepparton’s premier dining, functions and entertainment venue.  Specialising in weddings and conferences, the GV’s function spaces can seat up to 650 guests.  Enjoy a drink with friends in the main bar and a delicious meal in the bistro serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

223 High St, Shepparton p. 03 5821 9822 e. info@gvhotel.com w. www.gvhotel.com

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Fully enclosed playground outside

Degani have been renowned for serving gourmet foods and impeccably brewed coffee for decades. Whether it’s a delicate pastry or treat you’re after or a gourmet meal, you will love the choices and their impeccable service.

open for breakfast, lunch anD Dinner 7 Days a week shop 12-13, riversiDe plaza, 8025 Goulburn valley hwy south shepparton p. 5823 5630

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Lakehouse Café The perfect spot to stop for a coffee, glass of wine and something delicious to eat. Open from 8am to 5pm daily, the fully licensed Lakeside Café offers alfresco dining that’s second to none. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon tea, this café with views of the lake is very popular with locals. The food is amazing and the experience memorable. 532 Wyndham Street, Shepparton (Behind the Visitor Information Centre) p. 03 5831 5464

McGuires Bistro/Bar/Cafe Enjoy dining with us….. Delicious meals in a friendly & relaxed atmosphere • steak • seafood • pasta Breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days

Shepparton’s Finest Quality Hotel, Convention & Entertainment Centre 109 Wyndham Street, Shepparton p. 03 5821 4977 f. 03 5821 6887 e. sherbournehotel@bigpond.com w. www.sherbournehotel.com

Not Just Cup Cakes When they say not just cupcakes, they really mean it! Yes you will find an assortment of melt-in-your-mouth cupcakes (after all, they are our specialty), but you will also find coffee (the good stuff), organic hot chocolate, frappes, fréddo thickshakes plus an arrangement of Byron Bay teas! You’ll love the assortment of savoury and sweet pancakes available for breakfast and lunch. Open 7 days a week. Jump on our facebook page for all the updates. Special occasion cakes available. 86 Fryers Street, Shepparton p. 0448 811645

Olivehouse Restaurant & Greendale Olive Shop In a picturesque setting, overlooking the olive grove, the region’s famous Olivehouse Restaurant serves sensational gourmet lunches with fine local wines. Complete the experience with an amazing homemade dessert and coffee. The popular Greendale Grove Olive Shop features gourmet food made by their chefs, estate grown olive oil and olives, infused olive oils, gift hampers, unique olive body products and local produce. Open from 10am Thursday to Sunday. Functions always available. 7230 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla West p. 03 5823 5455 w. www.olivehouse.com.au www.greendalegrove.com.au

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Sebastians Restaurant Our team of chefs is renowned for creating innovative menus using quality locally grown produce. Our extensive wine list boasts the finest wines inspired by our regional estates. From a casual dinner to an elegant formal get together, corporate function or stylish finger food wedding, Sebastians is the venue of choice by locals. Open Mon - Sat 6pm-late (except Public Holidays) 65 Wyndham Street, Shepparton p. 03 5821 3088 e. wyndhamere@bestwestern.com.au w. www.wyndhamere.com.au

Shepparton Club Inc. For over 50 years the Shepparton Club Inc. have made members and guests feel welcome. They have gained the reputation of guaranteeing a beautiful meal with all the trimmings. Whether it be for lunch or dinner, the “Club” is where good friends like to gather. Located just north of Victoria Park Lake, with ample free parking available. Open from 9.30am Mon to Sat & from 10am Sun.

455 Wyndham Street, Shepparton p. 03 5831 4488

Good Food in Good ComPany and so much more

Having a reputation for delicious food & excellent service makes the Parklake a popular dining destination. Enjoy modern australian cuisine 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch or dinner and everything in between. dine indoors in the stylish & comfortable surroundings, or

enjoy a meal on the terrace overlooking Lake Victoria & surrounding parklands. The perfect place to catch up with friends for a latte after lunch or enjoy a cocktail before the sun goes down. Relax & enjoy life at the Parklake.

Cafe • Bar • restaurant Open 7am until late daily 481 Wyndham St Shepparton (opposite the lake) | Ph: 03 5821 5822 | www.parklake.com.au

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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 & coffee in air conditioned comfort. Specialising in pies, slices, donuts, iced sponges and birthday cakes. Open Monday to Friday 5.45am-5.30pm, Saturday 6am-2pm, Sunday 8am-2pm

130 Hogan Street, Tatura p. 03 5824 1267

The Carrington The Carrington boasts a popular fully licensed a-la-carte restaurant overlooking picturesque parkland. Open for dinner 6 days a week, our qualified chefs bring a wealth of experience from Melbourne and overseas. Creativity and presentation is their pride. Also open every day for a buffet breakfast.

505 Wyndham St Shepparton p. 03 5821 3355 e. info@thecarrington.net.au w. www.thecarrington.net.au

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This classic counTry pub, firsT builT in 1887, has Taken on a compleTe refurbishmenT ThaT has creaTed a buzz around The region. • Dine in the bistro, by the fire or outside in the Beer Garden • Shaded Alfresco area plus Beer Garden with special play area for the kids

• Fully decked out Sports Bar • Regular live music

Open 7 days, including public holidays 162 Hogan Street, Tatura Ph: 5824 1891 www.taturahotel.com.au

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Wine

Wine Excite your senses by visiting one of Greater Shepparton’s boutique wineries. Scattered throughout the region, our cellar doors offer visitors a vast selection of wines to sample in intimate settings, catering to all tastes. From bold reds to soft varietals, enjoy the ambience and get to know the local winemakers who put their passion into their offerings.

Longleat Estate Taste the wine with the winemaker and cheese with the cheesemaker. Guido and Sandra invite you to their cellardoor and café which is nestled in the Longleat vineyard. Come and try Murchison wines matched with Vazzoler Cheese. A truly unique experience. Open Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm

105 Old Weir Road, Murchison p. 03 5826 2294 m. 0409 080 044 w. www.murchisonwines.com.au

Monichino Wines Winery established 1962 and is family owned and operated. Specialising in award wining red and white table wines plus an extensive range of fortified Ports and Muscats. Open for wine tasting and sales 7 days. Barbecue and picnic facilities. Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.

70 Berrys Rd Katunga p. 03 5864 6452 e. info@monichino.com.au w. www.monichino.com.au

Tallis Wine in Dookie Located in one of the most picturesque areas of the Goulburn Valley we welcome you to visit our Cellar Door Friday to Sunday 11am-5pm or by appointment. Enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer and regional produce platter in front of the cosy fire or alfresco on warmer days. Book a BBQ or picnic spot then take a stroll along our scenic walking track. Free wine tasting including the signature Silent Showman and Sparkling Viognier. 195 Major Plains Road, Dookie p. 03 5823 5383 / 0437 825 547 e. info@talliswine.com.au w. www.talliswine.com.au

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Retail

Retail Shopping in Greater Shepparton is fantastic, with more than 400 retail outlets, specialty stores, major chains, boutiques and factory outlets, we have it all here for you. Whether looking for that special dress, a new boat or van, or just stocking up on bargains at one of our many factory outlets, the region caters for your needs and your budget.

Billabong Garden Complex & Cafe At Billabong we have everything you need to make your garden grow. Apart from the hundreds of plants, many grown on site, you will find plant health products, pots and garden furniture. The Billabong Garden CafĂŠ has also become a popular spot for locals serving great organic coffee, homemade cakes and light meals. Both are open 7 days a week at the north end of Shepparton. A division of ConnectGV, providing employment for people with disabilities. 295 Numurkah Rd, Shepparton p. 03 5821 8632 w. www.connectgv.com.au

Great Discounts Up to 50% off retail prices 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday 9.00am to 12.30pm Saturday PHONE (03) 5833 3507 Lemnos North Road, Lemnos 34

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Retail

Country Victoria’s

largest indoor marine and CaraVan showroom

PeoPle traVel From near and Far to see the inCredible range on disPlay at solar City marine & CaraVans sPaCious showroom. you’ll be amazed at what is aVailable and iF they don’t haVe it, they’ll do their best to get it For you.

open mon to Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm, sat 8.30am - noon 195 numurkah road, shepparton Ph: 5831 6388 www.solarcitymarine.com.au

The Nut Man Quality nuts, dried fruits, health foods, dried beans, pulses, herbs & spices and a large range of condiments including local honeys & jams at reasonable prices. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Most Saturdays 9am-1pm (call for confirmation)

25 Clarke St Shepparton (off Old Dookie Rd) p. 03 5821 8571 e. info@thenutman.com.au w. www.thenutman.com.au

Shepparton Transit P/L No matter where you are in Shepparton, there is sure to be a Shepparton Transit bus route nearby. Operating Monday to Saturday, we can take you just about anywhere in town.We also cater for groups of people to weddings, conferences and events. Plus hire drive buses and coaches that will take you Australia wide.

5 Fordyce St Shepparton p. 03 5831 2150 e. stransit@bigpond.net.au w. www.shepptransit.com.au

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Fitness and Fun!

Aquamoves is Greater Shepparton’s premier fitness centre, centrally located behind Lake Victoria. • Outdoor 50m pool, leisure pool and specially designed Splash Park to keep little and big kids alike entertained for hours. • Indoor leisure pool with Rapid River, Water Slide and Tarzan swing. • Indoor leisure pool, 25m pool, hydrotherapy pool, spa and sauna. • Spacious gym and more than 80 group fitness classes each week.

Tom Collins Drive Shepparton Ph: (03) 5832 9400 www.aquamoves.com.au

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Home of www.sheppkidsfest.com.au

KidsTown is the largest outdoor adventure playground in Australia. Suitable for ALL ages. With BBQ Areas and a Cafe. Extra attractions include Miniature Train Rides, Clowns for Hire, Family / Group & School Bookings. Open from DAWN to DUSK, 360 days a year

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

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Have a beautiful day at Emerald Bank! SHepparton’S premier touriSt precinct will entertain tHe wHole family. • Shepparton Motor Museum

• Adventure Park

• Antiques and Collectables

• Windmill Cafe and Chocolate Shop

• Pot-werx

• Birthday Parties

• Lloyds Produce Store

• Woolshed Function Centre

• Miniature Railway

• Riverside Gardens

• Markets

• History and Heritage

Open 7 DayS*

7725 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton PH: (03) 5823 2500 www.emeraldbank.net.au

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Family Getaway

Boats & More When you are looking to hire a boat or kayak, look no further!   Our huge showroom has a massive range of new & used boats, Seadoos, Mercury & Suzuki outboards, kayaks, fishing & watersports gear.  Full marine servicing is available to all makes & models and we also stock a great range of live fishing bait. Open 7 days a week for your convenience. 207 Numurkah Road, Shepparton  p. 03 5822 2108 w. www.boatsandmore.com.au

Dookie Rail Trail Walk it or ride it! The Dookie Rail Trail offers scenic views of rolling hills, seasonal crops, wildlife and a town with spirit. Covering 9.3kms with low grade 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. The Dookie Rail Trail starts opposite the Gladstone Hotel. For more details contact the Greater Shepparton Visitor Information Centre on 1800 808 839, or to download the trail map, visit www.discovershepparton.com.au

Giggle ‘N” Wriggle Play Centre Come and relax, enjoy a great coffee and watch the children play. Great café facilities, baby change facilities, air conditioned comfort… all you need to unwind whilst holidaying. Open: Mon to Fri 9.30am-3pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm During school holidays: Mon to Fri 9.30am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm 13A Callister St Shepparton (off Benalla Road) p. 03 5821 4661 w. www.gigglenwriggle.com.au

Kingfisher Cruises - Barmah Eco tourism at its best. You will experience timeless natural beauty and peace while gliding along through the Barmah Choke, on the Murray River, an area 25,000 years in the making. Cruises depart Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Bookings are essential.

Barmah Lakes Day Visitors Area, Barmah NP p. 03 5855 2855 e. info@kingfishercruises.com.au w. www.kingfishercruises.com.au

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Family Getaway

Kyabram Fauna Park An incredible wildlife experience with the largest collection of Australian animals, birds and reptiles in country Victoria. Check out koalas, kangaroos, wombats, cockatoos, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, native geese and ducks plus walk-through aviaries and the invertebrate display. Just 20 mins from Shepparton with café and playground facilities. Open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm (except Good Friday & Christmas Day) Lake Road, Kyabram p. 03 5852 2883 w. www.kyabramfaunapark.com.au

Lower Goulburn National Park and Shepparton Regional Park Explore, experience and enjoy Victoria’s River Red Gum parks. There’s nothing better for your wellbeing than getting out into nature. Visit tranquil parks along the banks of the Goulburn River with scenic views, abundant wildlife, precious wetlands and rare waterbirds. Go fishing, bushwalking, bike-riding or swimming to relax and unwind. Camp out under the stars or explore the River Red Gum forests by canoe. p. 13 1963 w. www.parks.vic.gov.au

River Country Adventours Voted as one of the “101 Must Do’s” of Victoria, no matter the type of day tour, River Country Adventours have something for you. The range of tours incorporate local wineries, history & heritage, gold mining, retail, nature based... they have it all. You can even hire a canoe and paddle the mighty Goulburn for a few hours or go on an overnight adventure. Visit the website & explore the possibilities. p. 0428 585 227 e. info@adventours.com.au w. www.adventours.com.au

Star Bowl Come where the whole family can enjoy Tenpin Bowling and much more. Bumper bowling for kids, glow bowling Saturday nights, amusements, pool tables. Licensed cafe. Groups and kids parties catered for also. Centrally located. Open 7 days a week

112-122 Fryers Street, Shepparton p. 03 5821 5587 f. 03 5831 1854 e. starbowl@tpg.com.au

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Golf

Golf With a total of 99 holes at six courses, golfing enthusiasts of all levels and abilities will be in their element in Greater Shepparton. Fun on the fairways is assured with the many challenging golf courses the region has to offer, all located within 26km of the Shepparton city centre.

Hilltop Golf and Country Club Keen golfers everywhere know Hill Top and its challenging par 71 championship course. With over 40 bunkers to protect the greens and tree lined fairways, the course is a testing and quality layout. After a round, be sure to visit our fully licensed clubhouse, open seven days. Or enjoy a meal in our dining room open Tuesdays to Sundays for lunch and dinner. The club also features two excellent bowling greens. 71 Gowrie Street, Tatura p. 03 5824 1689 e. hilltop@mcmedia.com.au w. www.hilltopgolfclub.com.au

Mooroopna 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.

2 Fairway Drive, Mooroopna p. 03 5825 4135 Pro Shop: 03 5825 2811 e. info@mooroopnagolfclub.com.au w. www.mooroopnagolfclub.com

Shepparton Golf Course Nestled along the banks of the majestic Goulburn River is the Shepparton Golf Course, rated as one of the top courses in rural Victoria. The fairways are uncrowded and the green fees reasonable for such a challenging and well-tended 18 hole course. There’s a fully licensed clubhouse, BBQ facilities and a large balcony overlooking the course. Enjoy a Stay & Play package featuring comfortable accommodation in our onsite motel. Groups are always welcome. Perfect for functions. Golf Drive, Shepparton p. 03 5821 2531 - Pro Shop e. info@sheppartongolf.net.au w. www.sheppartongolf.net.au

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Accommodation

Acacia Garden Caravan Park Located 3kms west of Mooroopna towards Bendigo. Our park has a country atmosphere with deluxe two bedroom cabins (max. 6 guests) and standard one bedroom ensuite cabins (max 4 guests). Linen provided in all cabins. Large grassed and shaded sites, swimming pool, camp kitchens and a cafe.

6705 Midland Highway, Mooroopna p. 03 5825 2793 e. ray.hutson@bigpond.com w. www.acaciagardenscaravanpark.com.au

Apartments on Edward Street Modern fully self contained two bedroom apartments. Each apartment features a large living area, full kitchen, cooking and laundry facilities and off-street parking. We are just a few minutes walk to the city centre, Shepparton’s finest retaurants, TAFE College, SPC, Cinema, Bowling Alley, Deakin Reserve, Princess Park and all churches.

38 Edward St Shepparton p. 03 58214564 Mob 0439 301 869 or 0411 833 327 e. ajash@mcmedia.com.au

Belltower Motor Inn 19 spacious luxury suites all located on the ground floor. All units stylishly furnished with queen sized ther-a-pedic beds and split system air conditioning, microwaves, pool, BBQ facilities, off street parking. Units available catering for the disabled, approved by A.C.R.O.D. AAA 3½ star. Your hosts Sue and Lindsay.

587 Wyndham Street, Shepparton p. 03 5821 8755 e. belltower@bigpond.net.au w. www.belltowermotorinn.biz

Big Valley Motor Inn Located in the heart of Shepparton, just 300m south of Victoria Park Lake • 31 spacious ground floor units with 81cm flat screen TV’s, microwaves and all the mod/cons you’d expect. • Austar & wireless internet in each room • Pool and BBQ area for relaxing • Off street parking 564 Wyndham Street, Shepparton p. 03 5821 3666 e. info@bigvalley.com.au w. www.bigvalley.com.au

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SHEPPARTON’S PREMIER FAMILY ACCOMMODATION Phone: 1800 022 345 Email: info@big4sheppartoneast.com.au 15 Orrvale Rd, Shepparton, VIC 3630 43 www.big4sheppartoneast.com.au


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Central Shepparton Apartments Modern 4 star 2BR apartments. Complete with fully equipped kitchen, separate living and dining areas, large screen TV and DVD, free Wi-Fi, reverse cycle air-conditioning, laundry, 24 hour reception, automatic check-in and off street parking. Some apartments have spas and lake views. All within walking distance to the CBD and Lake Victoria.

p. 03 5821 4482 e. centralshepp@bigpond.com w. www.sheppapartments.com.au Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/CentralSheppartonApartments to receive news and offers

Country Home Motor Inn “Your home away from home.” Family owned and operated. Quiet ground floor rooms. Queen beds with electric blankets, toaster, kettle and generous bench space. Wireless broadband, covered BBQ area. Large parking in front of room. Breakfast delivered to room. Conveniently located close to city centre, RSL, hospitals, SPC Ardmona Factory Sales and Eastbank Centre. 11 Wyndham Street, Shepparton p. 1800 654 073 (Freecall) e. motorinnshepparton@bigpond.com w. www.countryhomemotorinn.com.au

a Peaceful setting CLOSe TO eVeRYThing YOu neeD

Tucked away by the river, close to Sheppartons Riverside Plaza, you’ll find a safe and secure park that is in close proximity to everything. We offer a range of 27 fully self contained 2 bedroom cabins. The “Deluxe Village” and “Superior Town” cabins have all linen and towels provided and BYO for the “Park” cabins. All cabins offer en-suite facilities, LCD TV, refrigerator, toaster, tea and coffee making facilities, equipped kitchen and air conditioners (heating & cooling). Secure and quiet, we have a large shopping centre plus food outlets and leisure facilities all close by.

Freecall: 1800 809 412 Ph: (03) 5823 1561 8049 goulburn Valley hwy, Shepparton e: stay@sheppark.com.au W: www.sheppark.com.au

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Courtyard Motor Inn Centrally located, all rooms equipped with queen size beds, reverse cycle air conditioning, free in house videos. Executive suite with large corner spa. Well appointed disabled room. Off street parking. Pool and heated outdoor spa with BBQ area. AAA 3½ star rated

58-60 Wyndham Street, Shepparton p. 03 5831 2355 e. info@courtyardmotorinn.com.au w. www.courtyardmotorinn.com.au

L’Barza Apartments l’barza offers exceptional, fully self contained accommodation in 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments close to the finest restaurants, CBD, Aquamoves and lake. We specialise in accommodating the corporate traveller. Each apartment has large screen TV, surround sound DVD, CD, fully-functional kitchens, heating & cooling, washing machines, all linen and towels.

To book your stay away call Jenny on p. 1300 799 377 e. enquiries@lbarza.com.au w. www.lbarza.com.au

Paradise

5 minutes from the Centre of shepparton

set on 8 acres, quality and quietness is assured. surrounded by lovely gardens and overlooking our private lake we have 26 spacious ground floor suites. our Queen, spa, family and disabled suites are all 4 star rated with free internet access and austar. We have a large swimming pool, toddler pool, heated spa and fabulous outdoor entertaining area with BBQ. Combine all this with a guest laundry and you have the perfect choice for business or pleasure.

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Paradise Lakes Motel Ph: 03 5823 1888 Fax: 03 5823 1819 7685 Gouburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton Email: reservations@paradiselakes.com.au Website: www.paradiselakes.com.au


Accommodation

Overlander Hotel Motel Boasting 30 comfortable units all with digital TV and Sky Channel, free internet as well as a family friendly bistro for al fresco dining, a great indoor children’s play centre, an inground pool, TAB, bar and drive-thru bottle shop. Conference and function facilities are available. Perfectly located opposite Shepparton Marketplace and near bowls club and Showgrounds. 97 Benalla Road, Shepparton p. 03 5821 5622 e. overlander@mcmedia.com.au w. www.booking.com/overlander-hotel-motel

Peppermill Inn The Peppermill Inn features 26 luxury motel units including 6 VIP units with spas and a guest’s laundry. Relax by the swimming pool and watch the kids in the playground. The fully licensed upmarket bistro serves delicious meals 7 days a week. Also features function room, corporate facilities, bottleshop and TAB.

7900 Goulburn Valley Highway, Shepparton p. 03 5823 1800 e. peppshep@mcmedia.com.au w. www.comfortinnpeppermill.com.au

enjoy life

at the Parklake

CEnTrALLy LOCATED OPPOSITE VICTOrIA PArk LAkE AnD WITHIn A FEW mInuTES WALk OF SHEPPArTOn’S VIBrAnT BuSInESS DISTrICT, THE PArkLAkE OFFErS EVEryTHInG yOu nEED. • 80 accommodation rooms, the largest provider in the Goulburn Valley • Choice of apartments, suites, family & deluxe rooms

• 42” LED TV with Austar • Free Wi-Fi • Outdoor & Indoor (Heated) Pools • Spa & Sauna

• BBQ area and games room • Opposite tennis courts, Aquamoves, S-Cape skate park, walking tracks, playgrounds and parklands

481 Wyndham St Shepparton (opposite the lake) Ph: 03 5821 5822 www.parklake.com.au

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Accommodation

Quality Hotel Sherbourne Terrace Central location, just 500m from PO and main shopping area. Recently renovated 4 star rooms in our South Courtyard or Spa Suites and 3.5 star rooms in our North Courtyard. Wireless internet in all rooms. Full conference and function facilities 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 Street, Shepparton 3630 p. 03 5821 4977 e. sherbournehotel@bigpond.com w. www.sherbournehotel.com

Southgate Motor Inn The Southgate Motor Inn has just undergone major reconstruction. We offer you ground floor units with 1 or 2 bedroom apartments (private courtyard), queen/king size beds. AC/Heating, WIFI,  LCD TV’S, clock radio, D/D phone, refrigerator, tea/coffee & laundry. Come relax in our modern outdoor area featuring pool, toddler pool, BBQ area. Beside McDonalds & Subway. 630 Wyndham Street, Shepparton p. 03 5821 4833 e. reservations@southgatemotorinn.com.au w. www.southgatemotorinn.com.au

Quest Shepparton Serviced Apartments AAA Rated 4½ star accommodation in the heart of Shepparton, providing flexible accommodation solutions with Studio, 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments. • • • • • •

On-site Reception Breakfast Options Restaurant Chargeback Austar Conference Room Gymnasium

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Full Kitchen Facilities Full Laundry Facilities LCD Digital TV’s Dedicated Work Desks Broadband Access Access Rooms available

177-183 Welsford Street Shepparton Ph (03) 5814 4800

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Accommodation

Stay @

The Churches...

The Churches offers a relaxing four star holiday experience with large living areas, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and gorgeous gardens with barbecue and small playground. 325 Poplar Avenue, Orrvale

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This popular quality, fully self-contained holiday house is perfect for families, couples and group getaways. Its private, rural surrounds encourages you to slow down and enjoy your holiday experience – all just 5 minutes from the heart of Shepparton.

M: 0410 561 934

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The Carrington and Carrington Manor are centrally located overlooking Victoria Park Lake and offer guests an experience of 4 star luxury and style. The Carrington features executive suites and spa rooms with fine cuisine served in the restaurant. The Carrington Manor offers six luxury bedrooms, breakfast, a la carte dining, along with a private spa, pool and sauna. These unique properties are styled to impress and are perfect for holidays and those extra special occasions. BEST WESTERN PLUS

501 Wyndham St, Shepparton Ph 03 58213355 | www.thecarrington.net.au

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Accommodation

Tudor House Motor Inn Offering everything to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. We offer standard rooms, family rooms, disabled units and interconnecting rooms. For your convenience each room has internet access, electric blankets, heating & cooling, microwave, toaster and fridge. You can even have a delicious home cooked breakfast delivered each morning. A free guest laundry is available plus a relaxing swimming pool with BBQ area to enjoy the warmer months. 64-66 Wyndham St, Shepparton p. 03 5821 8411 f. 03 5822 1319 e. accommodation@tudormotel.com.au w. tudorhousemotorinn.com.au

Wyndhamere Motel and Serviced Apartments • 40 rooms ranging from Deluxe to Executive Spa Suites • One bedroom apartments • Superb a-la-carte restaurant • Conference facilities • Swimming Pool 65 Wyndham Street, Shepparton p. 03 5821 3088 e. wyndhamere@bestwestern.com.au w. www.wyndhamere.com.au

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This amazing new lifestyle can be yours for as little as $343/month! This amount is the operating fee that covers many household expenses, running of the estate expenses and access to, and the use of our $4.5 million ‘Kensington Clubhouse!’ Our extensive on-site recreation facilities are housed in the architecturally designed $4.5 million ‘Kensington Clubhouse’ including: • A Fabulous Ballroom • Gold Class Style Cinema • Heated Indoor Swimming Pool • Licenced Bar • Computer Room

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Outside of the building but still on site, residents will have access to a fully equipped workshop and a caravan/recreational vehicle parking area. *Prices valid at time of printing

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