Shepparton

Shepparton Art Gallery, Tourism Victoria

Population 42741

Shepparton is a popular destination for conferences and sporting events, and so has plenty of modern accommodation and good restaurants in town. Indeed, Shepparton is a thriving city and is considered the 'capital' of the Goulburn Valley. It is home to many orchards irrigated by the Goulburn Irrigation Scheme.

Visitor Information

90 Welsford St; (03) 5831 4400 or 1800 808 839

www.discovershepparton.com.au

Nearby national parks

  • Chiltern–Mount Pilot National Park

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  • Kinglake National Park

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  • Yarra Ranges National Park

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Nearby towns

  • Rushworth

    Situated in central Victoria off the Goulburn Valley Highway, this delightful little town was once a goldmining settlement. The original...more

  • Euroa

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  • Nagambie

    Nagambie is found between Seymour and Shepparton on the Goulburn Valley Highway. The town is on the shores of Lake Nagambie, which was...more

In Town

Art Gallery: features Australian paintings and ceramics; Welsford St.

Bangerang Cultural Centre: displays and dioramas on local Aboriginal culture; Parkside Dr.

Historical Museum: in the Historical Precinct; open even-dated Sun afternoons; High St.

Emerald Bank Heritage Farm: displays of 1930s farming methods; Goulburn Valley Hwy.

Victoria Park Lake: scenic picnic spot; Tom Collins Dr.

Reedy Swamp Walk: prolific birdlife; at the end of Wanganui Rd.

Moooving Art:

mobile interactive public art of life-size 3-D cow sculptures; various parks in Shepparton including Monash Park, Queens Gardens and Murchison riverbank.

Factory sales: Pental Soaps and Campbells Soups.

Nearby

SPC Ardmona KidsTown: a fun attraction with a maze, flying fox, enormous playground and miniature railway, and camel rides on the weekends; Midland Hwy; (03) 5831 4213; 3 km W.

Mooroopna: a small town in the fruit-growing district. It hosts the Fruit Salad Day in Feb. SPC Ardmona also has a factory sales supermarket here; 5 km W.

Kialla: Ross Patterson Gallery, with displays and sales of local artwork. Also here is Belstack Strawberry Farm, where you can pick your own berries; Goulburn Valley Hwy; 9 km S.

Tatura: a museum with displays on local WW II internment camps. Taste of Tatura is held each Mar; 17 km SW.

Wunghnu: the town (pronounced 'one ewe') is centred on the well-known Institute Tavern in the restored mechanics institute building. A tractor-pull festival is held each Easter; 32 km N.

Cafes & restaurants around town

Bohjass

One floor up above the main street, this friendly wine bar welcomes with its warm rustic decor, polished floorboards and bar made from 200-year-old oak wine barrels. Tapas is the go here. Share a few plates, such as... Find out more


Cellar 47 Restaurant & Wine Bar

This popular restaurant has been serving the people of Shepparton for more than 30 years. Businessmen come for relaxed lunches, while families and couples come for intimate dinners at night. A wood-fired oven is used for... Find out more


Letizia’s Cafe Bar & Restaurant

This central restaurant has two levels of dining: a family-friendly ground floor and a romantic basement cellar. Owners chef Mario and pastry chef Joanne Letizia offer a contemporary cross-cultural menu that reflects... Find out more


The Teller Collective

At Mooroopna, former city chef Matthew Milsome returned to the countryside and created this slick award-winning restaurant infused with Melbourne sophistication. Housed in a heritage-listed building that was once a bank,... Find out more


Campsites around town

Strayleaves Caravan Park 2 km

Strayleaves is a peaceful park in Shepparton with flat, grassy campsites that are scrupulously tended, and – as befits the name – lots of foliage. Each of the sites has sullage, and there’s a... Find out more


Greens Campground 44 km

From Rushworth, follow the Rushworth–Nagambie Rd and then turn onto Green Rd to reach the campground. Once you’ve settled in, walk through the Balaclava open-cut mine and past the remains of puddling machines... Find out more


Cobrawonga Island camping areas 56 km

Travel 16 km south-east of Cobram to get to Cobrawonga Island, where you’ll find some spacious bush-camping sites. This area is dominated by river red gums – tents should not be set up underneath the branches... Find out more


Scotts Beach camping area 57 km

Just a few kilometres to the south-east of Cobram is Scotts Beach, which has a large and popular camping area. On the way to Scotts Beach down River Rd, stop off at the Quinn Island wetlands, a nesting area for... Find out more


Horseshoe Beach camping area 57 km

This camping area lies beside Horseshoe Lagoon, which is located 6 km south-east of Cobram on another gentle bend of the Murray. There are no facilities at this bush-camping site, but the local sandy beach and the grassy... Find out more


Cottadidda precinct camping areas 57 km

Cottadidda is only 2 km west of Barooga off the Tocumwal–Barooga Rd.... Find out more


Ulupna Island camping area 58 km

The perimeter of Ulupna Island has been staked out by the flow of Ulupna Creek and that of the Murray River. Look for platypus in the quieter stretches of water. Take Bourchiers Rd from the Murray Valley Hwy at... Find out more


Barooga precinct camping areas 59 km

This precinct is located next to the town of Barooga, accessible via the Tocumwal–Barooga Rd.... Find out more


Bourkes Bend camping areas 59 km

The fine beach at Bourkes Bend is located about 20 km south-east of Cobram. Follow the Bourkes Bend Track off the Murray Valley Hwy. Nearby Duffys Beach is also worth a visit. Canoeists are a fairly common sight as they... Find out more


Christies Beach camping area 60 km

There are lots of shaded bush-camping options on flat ground at Christies Beach, which makes it a good choice for large groups. There’s also easy access to the river here, and it’s only a short trip into... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Victoria Lake Holiday Park 1 km

Set on the shores of Victoria Park Lake, this picturesque place is centrally located on the main highway 1 km south of the city centre. With good facilities and great waterfront sites, it is the park we like to stay at... Find out more


Gateway Lifestyle Shepparton East Holiday Park 5 km

On the Midland Highway 5 km to the east of Shepparton, and close to the Shepparton bypass, this quality park in a rural setting has great amenities and facilities including a tennis court. As with most parks in this... Find out more


Big4 Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park 5 km

Located on the southern approaches to Shepparton, this park has undergone substantial redevelopment and is now a tourist park with great facilities. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more


Honeysuckle Caravan Village 41 km

Easily accessible from the Hume Freeway, this smaller park has good facilities and is ideal for a one- or two-night stay in this quiet rural environment.... Find out more


Euroa Caravan and Cabin Park 45 km

Just a short walk to the centre of town, this park stretches along the banks of the creek. It is a good spot in a lovely setting and has a large number of tourist sites. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more


RACV Cobram Resort 55 km

This is a very highly rated resort complex with some 35 powered sites. Set on sprawling but well-cared-for lawns, there is a selection of accommodation; the park is a picture and we highly recommend it. Bookings are... Find out more


Cobram Oasis Tourist Park 56 km

This has developed into a great park with unique multi-sided ensuite amenities being a feature. Situated about 4 km west of the Cobram town centre, it is ideal for a few days exploring this great area. Bookings are... Find out more


Cobram Barooga Golf Resort 59 km

Adjacent to one of the Murray Valley’s renowned golf courses, this park is very good quality and just 1.5 km from the town centre. The park’s facilities include a tennis court. This would be a great base for... Find out more


BIG4 Tocumwal Tourist Park 65 km

This owner-operated park with great facilities, in a quiet off-highway location close to the centre of town, is developing into a top-rate park. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies at... Find out more


Boomerang Way Tourist Park 65 km

This well-cared-for, owner-operated park is 500 metres from the centre of Tocumwal and away from the highway noise. There is a large swimming pool, covered barbecues and the park is ideal for an overnight stay or an... Find out more


Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Central Shepparton Apartments

This new complex of 15 two-bedroom serviced apartments has five different categories of accommodation: spa, lake view, deluxe, deluxe spa and deluxe lake view spa – the ones with ‘the lot’. Contemporary... Find out more


The Carrington

Originally built as a private mansion after the grand style of Graceland, Carrington Manor was bought by the motel operators next door to offer additional accommodation in two large suites and four smaller rooms. Its... Find out more


The Churches

You might wonder why two churches stand together on the outskirts of Shepparton. It is not to catch the overflow of parishioners from one to the other. Rather, one has been converted into appealing self-contained... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Mooroopna rest area 4 km

At Mooroopna

Adjacent to the highway. On the west side of town.


Calder Woodburn rest area 22 km

31km N of Nagambie (L)

Just off the highway. For northbound only.


Wunghnu park area 25 km

At Wunghnu

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.


Nalinga rest area 27 km

33km NW of Benalla (L) or 28km SE of Shepparton (R)

Large area just off the highway among a few trees.


Goulburn River rest area 34 km

38km E of Echuca (L) or 19km S of Nathalia (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees on the banks of the river. 


Stanhope park area 37 km

At Stanhope

Adjacent to the highway. On the east side of town.


Balmattum rest area 43 km

62km NE of Seymour (L)  

Just off the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.


Casey Weir rest area 50 km

9km NW of Benalla (L) or 52km SE of Shepparton (R)

Just off the highway on the banks of the Broken River.


Green Lake Recreation Reserve camping area 51 km

T/O 12km W of Stanhope (R) or 24km E of Elmore (L)

Among a few trees on the shores of the lake 2.5km (partly unsealed) north of the highway.


Scotts Beach camping area 56 km

T/O at Cobram

Secluded on a riverbank 3km (partly unsealed) south-east of Cobram via Barooga and River rds.


Horseshoe Lagoon camping area 56 km

T/O at Cobram

Secluded area on a riverbank 6km (partly unsealed) south-east of Cobram via Barooga and River rds.


Bourkes Bend rest area 57 km

19km E of Cobram (L) or 18km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


Morgans Gate camping area 58 km

T/O 29km NE of Nathalia (L) or 27km W of Cobram (R)

Secluded area among trees on a riverbank. Located 10km (unsealed) north of the highway via Haynes and Morgans Mill rds.


Bourkes Bend No. 3 camping area 59 km

T/O 19km E of Cobram (L) or 18km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Secluded area 3.2km (unsealed) north of the highway on the river in Bourkes Bend State Forest.


Bourkes Bend No. 2 camping area 59 km

T/O 19km E of Cobram (L) or 18km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Secluded area 3km (unsealed) north of the highway on the river in Bourkes Bend State Forest.


Bourkes Bend No. 1 camping area 60 km

T/O 19km E of Cobram (L) or 18km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Secluded area 2.8km (unsealed) north of the highway on the river in Bourkes Bend State Forest.


Town Beach camping area 64 km

T/O at Tocumwal

On the riverbank 1km south of Tocumwal (via the main street) in Tocumwal Regional Park.


Coach Road rest area 65 km

89km S of Benalla (L)

Just off the freeway among a few trees. For southbound only.


Mokoan No. 1 rest area 65 km

27km SW of Wangaratta (L)

Just off the highway among trees. For southbound only.


Yarrawonga West rest area 65 km

33km E of Cobram (R) or 4km W of Yarrawonga (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


Bruces Beach No. 2 camping area 66 km

T/O 28km E of Cobram (L) or 9km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Secluded area on a riverbank 4km (unsealed) north of the highway via Bruces Rd. Follow signs from the gate.


Aysons Reserve camping area 66 km

T/O 31km W of Stanhope (R) or 5km E of Elmore (L)

Among some large trees on the riverbank 3km north-east of the highway via Burnewang Rd.


What's on around town

Farmers market: Ferrari Park, Midland Hwy, Mooroopna; 3rd Sun each month.

International Dairy Week: Jan.

SheppArton Festival: major local arts festival with family entertainment; Mar.

Spring Car Nationals: car competitions; Nov.

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