Where to stay in Shepparton

Sitting on the junction of the Goulburn and Broken rivers, Shepparton is located in the heart of Australia’s food bowl. Famous for Australia’s largest adventure playground, as well as for its calendar of events and wealth of fine food and wine, the town is a little haven perfect for a getaway from Melbourne. Ready for an escape? You’ll want to know where to stay in Shepparton. In this article, we share all the information you’ll need when booking your visit.

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Wollundry Lagoon – Pic credit: Greater Shepparton City Council

Shepparton explained

Shepparton is located in Australia’s food bowl – otherwise known as the Murray Darling Basin. Year round, the town boasts a temperate climate and a wonderfully diverse community calls the town home. Just over two hours from Melbourne, it’s a great spot to visit for the weekend, especially with the kids.

Shepparton’s proximity to lots of nature and open space makes it an absolute haven on the banks of the Goulburn River. Outdoor activities are abundant and food and wine is everywhere you look (it’s in the name ‘food bowl’)!

Where to stay in Shepparton

Considering a visit? You’ll want to know where to stay in Shepparton. Below, we outline some of the highlights of the town and help you figure out the best location in which to position yourself for all the activities you enjoy.

Attractions for kids

Located on a winding river, Shepparton is a great place to take the kids kayaking. Head to River Country Adventours and grab kayaks in Wyuna, Barmah or Nagambie, where you can spend the day exploring the rivers or lakes of the region.

During a getaway with the kids, you might also like to drop into Kyabram Fauna Park. Located west of Shepparton in the small town of Kyabram, the park is home to 600 native Australian animals, including wombats, wallabies, emus and koalas. Enjoy 55 hectares of woodland and park space and spot free roaming wildlife.

Looking for a rest whilst the kids run wild? Enjoy an afternoon at Kidstown – the largest outdoor adventure playground in Australia. Suitable for children of all ages, you could spend hours here. At five hectares large, KidsTown includes giant slides, train rides, mazes and much more.

Where to stay: Kidstown is located just next to Shepparton’s Native Flora and Fauna Reserve, so stay somewhere central in Shepparton and you could do a quick trip here each morning!

Cultural sites

Did you know that Shepparton is one of the most culturally diverse towns in regional Victoria? A large Indigenous population and immigrant communities from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent make it an interesting location for those who enjoy cultural experiences.

At the Shepparton Art Museum’s take a look at local community and touring exhibitions. Australian art in all forms, including ceramics, contemporary and Indigenous Australian art will impress all artists among us.

Keen to learn something about Shepparton’s history? Dive into local heritage at Shepparton Heritage Centre Museum where you’ll find Shepparton’s oldest surviving building as well as a replica colonial cottage.

Where to stay: Most of Shepparton’s cultural attractions are located along or near Wyndham Street, so if you’d like to visit them all, make sure to stay in a central location and walk to the sites!

Victoria Park Lake – Pic credit: Greater Shepparton City Council

Outdoors and adventure

Explore Shepparton and its surroundings with the help of bike paths. Ideal for both leisurely family rides and mountain bike adventures, the paths and nature trails are diverse and cater to all groups.

Starting your journey in Victoria Park, you can follow trails through a nature reserve and along the river. Otherwise, if you’d rather explore on foot, walk the nature trails which thread through giant red gums and alongside the river.

Where to stay: Victoria Park is located in the heart of Shepparton, near the art museum. From the centre of town, you can access the park within minutes on foot. 

Produce and wine

Dotted throughout Shepparton and the region, you’ll discover a number of fruit farms and orchards where you can find berries, apples, grapes, avocados and more. During your visit, pop into vineyards, dairies and orchards and pick your own fruit or taste some local wine and chocolate coated apples!

Designed to help you explore the wonderful Shepparton, this guide for visitors helps you choose points of interest and plan a route.

Where to stay: Farms and produce stores can be found across the region. Situating yourself in central Shepparton will allow for good access by car to all the best locations. 

A modern, central hotel in Shepparton

Located on Wynham Street, close to Stuart Reserve, Wyndhamere Motel is a comfortable, modern hotel right in the centre of Shepparton.

Offering a selection of rooms to suit all travellers, you’ll get free parking, comfortable beds, large flat screen TVs and free WiFi. Enjoy the luxury of an outdoor swimming pool.

To receive 10% off your stay at Wyndhamere Motel, use the code SAWE10 upon booking on the hotel’s website. 

Pic credit: Wyndhamere Hotel

Planning a trip to Shepparton? Check out our ultimate guide and discover lots more things to do and see in the region.