Walkabout Greater Shepparton
8th September 2017
There’s nothing quite like exploring the great outdoors, especially in your very own backyard.
If exploring an abundance of historical, cultural and natural treasures is your ideal escape, try discovering the great outdoors of Greater Shepparton.
Greater Shepparton is home to over 40km of shared path network stretching from Kialla Lakes in the south to Jordan’s Bend in the north. The shared path network is designed to be shared by commuting cyclists and pedestrians, offering spectacular bushland views along the banks of the scenic Goulburn River.
Go birdwatching by Gemmills Swamp, a wildlife reserve that encompasses 170 hectares of Red Gum floodplain forest and Tall Spike Rush wetlands, where it is not uncommon to see a breathtaking array of pelicans, ibis, swans, egrets and ducks habituating in the shallow waters. Continue towards Mooroopna where you can follow the Aboriginal History Walk, home to the Yorta Yorta families.
The Murchison History Meander offers a number of sites in Murchison with a historic perspective into the area. Visit Meteorite Park where the legendary Murchison Meteorite had broken up in the skies above the town in 1969. Fragments of the meteorite are on display in many museums around the world with the meteorite estimated to be approximately 4.5 billion years old. Or wander through the Murchison Heritage Centre, where remains a large water pump once used to supply the townspeople with water from the Goulburn River.
There are more than a dozen walks to choose from, each offering a unique experience into the history and culture of the Shepparton region. Enjoy plenty of nature parks and playgrounds along the way featuring shaded barbeque and picnic facilities. For families travelling with children, try incorporating the S-cape Skate Park or SPC Ardmona Kidstown into your visit.
Where to stay? Wyndhamere Motel
Map source: Visit Shepparton