Shepparton is a significant industrial centre, situated between Nagambie and Numurkah on the Goulburn Valley Highway which is the primary inland roadway route between Melbourne and Brisbane.
Shepparton is situated within the rich dairying, fruit growing and agricultural region of the Goulburn Valley, with the location responsible for producing around 25 per cent of Victoria’s rural output. Major food companies in the location include SPC Ardmona and Campbells Soups. SPC Ardmona has a factory sales supermarket open to the general public in Corio Street which they claim to be Australia’s largest food factory outlet.
The big commercial centre of Shepparton is based around the main road of Wyndham Street and the shopping mall along part of Maude Street. A communications tower, found off the Maude Street Shopping mall, is open weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm and uses visitors’ amazing views over the city and surrounding countryside from a public viewing platform.
Shepparton’s cultural precinct lies in Wellsford Street and consists of an art gallery including Australian ceramics and paintings, and a major war memorial located next to the council offices. On the corner of Wellsford Street and High Street is the Paul Gribben Historical Precinct, consisting of the Shepparton Heritage Centre which includes countless items tracing Shepparton’s history housed in the old Forester’s Hall (built-in 1873) and farming equipment displays in the surrounding parkland.
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Bangerang Cultural Centre
Bangerang is an Aboriginal museum showcasing a unique collection of art and artefacts that describe the rich culture of the Bangerang people.
Emerald Bank LeisureLand
A family-friendly complex with manicured gardens, attractive lake, mini-golf, miniature train, motor museum, nursery, antiques, cafe, chocolate shop and produce shop
You haven’t been to a playground till you’ve been to Kids Town. This first-rate children’s adventure play area lies within a bush setting and has been created to captivate kids with a range of safe play devices. There’s even mini train rides, a cafe and shelters near the equipment for moms and dads to supervise their kids.
Lower Goulburn National Park
Stretching along the Goulburn River between Echuca and Shepparton, this park includes the river’s beautiful meandering banks lined with river red gum forests
Shepparton Art Museum
First established in 1936, the gallery’s collection includes exhibitions of Australian ceramics, historic and contemporary Australian landscape paintings, and a regular program of themed exhibits
Shepparton has a semi-arid (Köppen climate category BSfk) climate, with cold winters and hot summertimes. The hottest summer season is January when the average optimum temperature level is 31.8 ° C (89.2 ° F). In winter, the weather condition becomes coldest in July when the minimum averages 3.4 ° C (38.1 ° F) and the maximum gets to 13.2 ° C (55.8 ° F).
The rains in Shepparton are relatively sparse, and the winter season sees many rainy days. The driest month in terms of rains and rainy days is January, which gets an average of 27.5 millimetres (1.08 in) over 4.6 days.
Arts and culture
The city hosts the Moooving Art job, which involves regional artists painting fibreglass cows, which are then shown in traveller locations throughout the city and surrounding townships. The job is a creative representation of the strong dairy industry prevalent in the Shepparton area.
Kidstown is Found between Shepparton and Mooroopna, it has two huge slides, a 35-metre (115 feet) flying fox and a train that goes right around the playground.
The city is home to a large swimming centre called Aquamoves, 2 performing arts centres, one in Mooroopna called WestSide, due to its geographical place and the other the Eastbank Centre located in Shepparton (which houses the centres’ box office). Collectively the centres are called Riverlinks Venues”.
Food, Wine and Farmgate
Greater Shepparton, in the heart of the Goulburn Valley, has long been synonymous with food and fresh produce. Home to an incredible range of home-grown goods consisting of stone fruit, cherries, apples, pears, tomatoes, grapes and olives, it is little wonder the area is considered the food bowl of Australia.
Our region’s authentic fresh produce is available for residents and they are checking out family members or buddies to delight in at farm gate stalls, monthly markets or personally with the real manufacturer.
A visit to the area is not total without a stop at our acclaimed wineries offering soft whites, sweet varietals and huge vibrant reds– all estate-grown and special from our efficient environment and fertile soils.
Local vignerons produce their wines with much enthusiasm and vigour and our leading drops are commemorated each year at the Dookie Red Wine Program.