A vibrant town in Australia's food bowl, Shepparton is a fantastic place to visit all year round. With a temperate climate and diverse community, plenty of outdoor activities and a wealth of fine food and wine, this country haven on the banks of the Goulburn River is a destination the whole family can enjoy.
Run wild at the SPC KidsTown Adventure Playground featuring a miniature railway, giant slides, tree houses, a fruit bin maze, flying fox, swings and monkey bars. Enjoy a picnic or stay in one of the waterfront cabins at the Victoria Park Lake, where the surrounding parklands and walking and cycling paths are perfect to unwind and recharge.
Need to make a splash? Make the most of the state-of-the-art aquatic centre complete with pools, waterslide, spas and sauna at the Aquamoves complex on the western edge of the lake.
Shepparton is one of the most culturally diverse towns in regional Victoria, with a large Indigenous population and significant immigrant communities from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent.
Check out the Shepparton Art Museum's collections of historical and contemporary ceramics, as well as rotating exhibitions in a variety of media. Delve into the history of the Yorta Yorta people at the Bangerang Cultural Centre and check out Aboriginal artworks at the Gallery Kaiela.
Trips and trails
Traverse the scenic surroundings along the many cycle paths – perfect for leisurely rides and mountain bike adventures alike. Continue your travels to where the Goulburn and Broken rivers meet. Walk the nature trails beneath giant river red gums, climb into a canoe and explore the waterways, or hit the greens at the Shepparton Golf Club.
Fresh from the farm
Dotted through the region are a number of fruit farms and orchards with sumptuous berries, apples, grapes, avocados and more. Visit Shepparton's vineyards, dairies and orchards for some of the best olives, fruit and wines in Victoria. Drive around the Goulburn Valley on a self-guided farm gate tour and stock the boot for the journey home.