Nestled on the floodplains of the Goulburn Valley, Shepparton is a vibrant rural town at the heart of an important dairy and fruit growing region. It serves as a major hub for the surrounding towns and villages, with a great selection of cultural institutions to discover.
Things to do in Shepparton
Art enthusiasts should visit the Shepparton Art Museum, established back in 1936 to showcase the region’s local artists. There’s an impressive collection of Australian landscape paintings and ceramics, as well as rotating themed exhibitions throughout the year.
A short stroll will take you to the Paul Gribben Historical Precinct, home to the Shepparton Heritage Centre. It’s set within the 19th-century Forester’s Hall and displays artefacts tracing the local history and vintage farming equipment.
Visit the Bangerang Cultural Centre, which showcases the world’s oldest living culture. There’s a fascinating collection of items from the Indigenous Bangerang people on display, including carvings, woven baskets and weaponry, as well as ceramics, glassworks and paintings.
Travelling with kids? Let them run loose at Kids Town, a world-class adventure playground set within bushland to the west of Shepparton. It’s been designed to meet the highest safety standards, with miniature train rides and a cafe where parents can relax while supervising their children.
Getting around Shepparton
Shepparton is just over two hours’ drive north of Melbourne and is connected by both bus and rail services. Public buses access the suburbs of Shepparton, while the town centre can be explored on foot.