Shepparton is located in the Goulburn Valley, on the banks of the Goulburn River. It is blessed with a temperate climate and has a variety of recreational activities and gourmet delights.
Discover the best of Shepparton
Lake Victoria in southern Shepparton was a rather unpromising swamp until 1920 when it underwent a major re-development. It is now the centre for leisure activities in Shepparton with walking and cycling trails, boating facilities and swimming areas.
Adjacent to Lake Victoria is Aquamoves, a state-of-the-art aquatic complex with indoor and outdoor pools. For the locals, this is the place to come and keep fit. Children will love the complex’s new Splash Park which provides hours of entertainment during the summer months.
Shepparton Art Gallery
The Shepparton Art Gallery is famous for its collection of Australian paintings, paper drawings and ceramics. In fact, it has one of the best collections of ceramics in Australia. It includes works from early convict potters to pieces from John Perceval and Arthur Boyd.
Emerald Bank Heritage Farm
Located along the Goulburn Valley Highway, the Emerald Bank Heritage Farm is a traditional farm where you can milk a cow, enjoy pony rides and paddleboat rides, pat farm animals and learn all about farm life. It’s thoroughly fun and educational.
SPC Cannery (Shepparton Preserving Company)
The Goulburn Valley is considered the “bread basket” of Australia so naturally many things revolve around food here. About 3km out of Shepparton you will find the famous SPC Cannery. This fruit preserving company supplies Australia with its best-known canned fruit and also exports overseas. You can take a tour of the cannery at selected times and shop for just about every food item in a can. It may not be everyone’s cup of (canned) tea but there’s no doubting this area’s importance to Australia’s economy and trade.
Best Western has a range of motels in Shepparton, all within easy access to the local attractions and activities. You can book your Best Western Shepparton holiday online or by calling 131 779.