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Shepparton Weekend Escapes

Placed on the floodplain of the Goulburn River, the city of Shepparton is a charming getaway spot, offering a relaxing outdoor environment with lots to see and do. Parks, reserves and walking trails as well as plentiful restaurants and shops make this regional location a great choice for a getaway from Melbourne.

A nearby lake in Shepparton, providing barbecues and picnic places is the perfect place to spend a day. Meanwhile, forests and cropping landscapes are found in all directions. Taking the Dookie Rail Trail by bike or on foot, you will thread through the peaceful countryside landscape, catching glimpses of Mount Major in the distance.

Shepparton is an excellent choice for getaways with kids from Melbourne. A wildlife park, a cactus farm, adventure park and strawberry picking farm are just some of the activities on offer in the area. Plus, a farmers market, botanic garden and museum within the town provide enough activities to keep you occupied.

 

Visit a friendly and laidback town in the heart of regional Victoria; experience a Shepparton Weekend Escape.

Things to do in Shepparton

Your Ultimate Guide to Shepparton

Shepparton is a cultural hub, set within the depths of regional Victoria. Boasting a great deal of things to do, this is no ordinary regional town. What with art, markets, cafes, restaurants and museums, Shepparton is a wonderful getaway choice. Whether it’s a relaxing escape from Melbourne you’re seeking, or an activity filled weekend with the kids, this is the place for you.

To uncover more tips regarding things to do in Shepparton, check out our Ultimate Guide. This Ultimate Guide will help you craft your very own Shepparton Weekend Escape.

 

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Art & Culture

Slightly unusual in Shepparton, is the art exhibition MooovingArt. Throughout the entire city, guests will stumble upon life-sized cows each painted differently, but all brightly coloured. Spot these artistic pieces in local parks and Shepparton’s public spaces. In total, 90 cows are scattered throughout the city. Choose to discover them across the duration of your trip, or get onto their Facebook page and actively seek them out!

Shepparton has a history of driving and is a major hub for Australian transport. What’s more, the city has one of the highest numbers of collector cars. At the Motor Museum, find a collection of over 100 classic cars, vintage bicycles, motorcycles and collectables. Central to the culture of Shepparton, a trip here is a must-do during your Shepparton getaway.

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Nature & the Outdoors

A big chunk of things to do in Shepparton involve the outdoors. Known in the local Shepparton area for being a tranquil gem in the city, Victoria Park Lake is a centrally located and truly picturesque spot. Cycling, fishing, walking and picnicking are popular activate here by this lake named after Queen Victoria. 43-hectares large, and with the Goulburn River living through it at points, there’s plenty to see and do here. Why not also take advantage of the river setting and drift down the Goulburn on a kayak?

Whilst there’s a great deal of nature encapsulating Shepparton which is waiting to be explored, a handful of places closer to the town also make for excellent nature-based activities. The Botanic Garden is a packed with native plants and themed gardens. A small peak at its centre makes for great views. A wildlife park and a quirky cactus farm provide perfect activities for kids in Shepparton.

Food & Drink

At the local Shepparton Farmers Market explore around 30 stalls bursting with local produce. Fresh products such as pastas, ciders, cakes and breads as well as lots of fresh fruit and vegetables are found upon the stalls here. All stalls at this Farmers Market celebrate the best of the Goulburn Valley. Shepparton also boats an excellent cafe culture and spoils you for choice in terms of coffee.

Restaurants in Shepparton cater for those seeking Australian cuisine, but there are also a handful of restaurants serving international food. Lively pubs where you can find local beers as well as rustic lunches and dinners, are common whilst Indian restaurants, steak restaurants and those slightly higher end are all here to entice you.

Where to stay in Shepparton

The Wyndhamere Motel

Located conveniently within the town of Shepparton, The Wyndhamere Motel is a spacious, modern and comfortable base for your Weekend Escape. Four star rooms, spa suites and one bedroom apartments are all on offer here. An outdoor swimming pool will keep you refreshed during your stay and an on site Angus&Co restaurant means high-quality cuisine right on your doorstep.

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