Whether you're searching for a relaxing family vacation or an exciting getaway, Greater Shepparton has something for everyone.
You can relax on the playground while your kids run amok. There are large slides, a fruit bin maze, and other play equipment that anyone can use.
KidsTown hosts KidsFest, a two-day festival, every year during the September break from school, attracting tens of thousands of families from the surrounding area.
Activities for all ages include ten-pin bowling, miniature golf, Fun City, "Go Jump," Emerald Bank Liesureland, and Inflatable World. Take your swimming clothes with you to Aquamoves so you can enjoy the outdoor and indoor pools, rapid river, water park, and kid-friendly splash park.
Things To Do In Shepparton With Kids
Tom Collins Drive,
Shepparton VIC 3630
03 5832 9400
Located in the heart of Shepparton, next to Victoria Park Lake and the All Abilities Playground, Aquamoves is the best activity centre in Greater Shepparton+.
Hours of entertainment can be had in the indoor pool complex on the Rapid River, Water Slide, and Tarzan Swing. There are also baths and saunas, as well as a 25-meter pool, a hydrotherapy pool, and a leisure pool. There is a 50-meter outdoor pool at the facility as well.
The gym is large, and they offer more than 80 different group fitness programmes each week, so it's a terrific place to work out.
Aquamoves is a community-oriented group that welcomes people of all backgrounds and abilities. Our 17 years of service in the Goulburn Valley area have allowed us to create a wide variety of programmes for people of varying skill levels.
Mon-Thu: 6am to 9pm
Friday: 6am to 8pm
Weekends: 8.30am to 5pm
Belstack Strawberry Farm
80 Bennetts Road,
Kialla VIC 3631
03 5823 1324
If you haven't picked your own fruit, you haven't tasted the real thing.
Strawberries from Belstack are cultivated organically, so they taste great and retain their freshness for longer than strawberries grown with pesticides. It's also a lot of fun to pick your own.
Explore the wide selection of gourmet delicacies, including preserves and sauces from Belstack Strawberry Farm. There are many popular sauces, but "Bloody Hot" Tomato Chilli Sauce and the various berry fruit condiments for ice cream, pancakes, and pastries stand out as particular fan favourites.
The Belstack Strawberry Farm is the perfect place to unwind with a Strawberry Sundae.
7 days a week 10.00am to 5.00pm between October and May
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Billabong Ranch Adventure Park
Tehan Road (near Corner Glanville Road),
Echuca VIC 3564
Indoor Archery, Miniature Golf, and Rock Climbing. Animal Nursery Tours with a Guide. Horseback rides of one or two hours' duration through the area bushland and along nearby rivers. The park features a wide variety of activities, including a bungee trampoline, camel rides, pedal watercraft, frisbee golf, and pony rides.
Billabong Ranch has several exciting outdoor activities perfect for the whole family to enjoy. You can pick and choose the services you want from us, or you can take advantage of a bundle. Horseback riding on the trail is appropriate for riders of all skill levels, so long as they are at least five years old. Our supervised pony rides are great for novice riders. Guests can test their mettle on the 30-meter long Bouldering Wall or try their hand at indoor archery. If you enjoy a challenge, you might get hooked on these. Spend some time in the sky on our Bungee Trampolines, or get close to some fuzzy friends on the Animal Nursery Tour. Relax all day on one of our pedal boats, which you can use as much as you like. The licenced Café at Billabong Ranch is open all day and is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Choose to invest as little as an hour or as much as a day.
Seven days, 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Billabong Sweets and Treats
8 New Dookie Road,
Shepparton VIC 3630
03 5822 1716
Treat yourself to anything from the wide selection of delicious candies, chocolates, and refreshing drinks. Billabong Sweets & Treats has you covered, whether you need a small snack to give you a sugar rush in the afternoon or a large quantity of treats for a large gathering.
ConnectGV's Billabong Sweets & Treats operates as a Social Enterprise.
Despite the fact that Billabong is in business to supply you with delicious candies, you can feel good about your purchase knowing that a portion of the proceeds go towards creating job opportunities and educational programmes for persons with disabilities in your area.
Quality candies are packaged right here at Billabong, as you can see through the glass wall that separates the store from the kitchen.
ConnectGV has been serving the local community for over 55 years, and its reputation for providing high-quality alternatives, services, and products has earned them widespread acclaim.
8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
4986 Murray Valley Highway,
Strathmerton VIC 3641
0427 745 271
Visiting Cactus Country is like nothing else you'll do in Australia. The eight distinct garden paths showcase more than four thousand kinds of cactus and succulents from all corners of the globe.
Most extensive cactus collection in the country. Ten beautiful acres have been laid out in eight distinct routes, each representing a different country. Although cacti are clearly at home in our climate, they are not native to Australia. If you happen to see a plant in the garden that would look fantastic in the new pot you just bought, or if you want to establish your personal cactus garden, we sell cuttings!
Admission charges apply.
Everyday from 9.00am to 5.00pm
Cold Rock Ice Creamery
465 Wyndham Street,
Shepparton VIC 3630
03 5821 5444
Compared to the nearly 3000 flavour options of our ice cream, everything else was dull.
All of Cold Rock's ice cream, gelato, and sorbet are created in-house daily.
Get the "cold rock" out and pick out your favourite candies, fruits, and nuts, then watch as they are smashed and blended to perfection.
Established in 1996 in the town of Aspley, Queensland, Cold Rock Ice Creamery has grown to include more than 90 locations around Australia. When it came time to expand outside its home state of Queensland and into the rest of Australia, the decision was made to adopt a franchise model.
In August 2002, the previous administration bought the Cold Rock Australian Franchise System and set out to become Cold Rock the best ice cream franchise in Australia.
In November of 2008, Cold Rock reached a major milestone with the opening of their eightieth store, which was located in Melbourne, Victoria. Franchised Food Company is the current owner and manager of the Cold Rock franchise, which is wholly Australian-owned and -made.
Winter: Noon-9.00pm every day.
Emerald Bank Adventure Park
7717 Goulburn Valley Highway,
Kialla VIC 3630
If you're looking for a location to take the kids, go no farther than Adventure Park at Emerald Bank Leisure Land.
Everyone in the family can get some exercise and have a good time while also time at this park, which features both modern attractions and historical touches. Young visitors can challenge themselves on the climbing wall or the archery range, or they can take it easy with rides on the pony, the tiny train, or the hay cart. New this year is a pedal cart track that is a favourite with visitors of all ages. Young children can spend all day on the carousel or jumping castle. Spend some time on the surf boards after seeing the resident animals. Everyone can find what they're looking for.
Parents can either partake in the activities with their children or sit back and enjoy a coffee or refreshing drink in the shade. Coffee, baked goods, ice cream, popcorn, and cold drinks are available at the on-site cafe. As for the picnic area, it's covered and has barbeque grills, making it perfect for a day of exploration. Group reservations and functions, especially birthday parties for kids, are welcome at Adventure Park. It will be a pleasure to have you here.
A single ride will cost you $2, but you can get an all-access wristband for $8.50.
Dookie Rail Trail
67-71 Mary Street,
Dookie VIC 3646
Rolling hills, seasonal crops, wildlife, and a lively town may all be seen from the Dookie Rail Trail. Gentle inclines and expansive vistas of the Dookie and Yabba Districts make this a fantastic hike for people of all fitness levels.
What You Need to Know About the Dookie Rail Trail
It's hard to find a more gorgeous trail than the Dookie Rail Trail. A bitumen road, although a short one at only 4.7 kilometres in length (9.4kms return). The trail begins at the foot of Mt. Saddleback and winds through some of the best farmland in the Goulburn Valley.
After a short, easy ascent, you'll get a magnificent panorama of Mt. Major to the south and Gentle Annie hill to the south-east. After making your way slowly across the range, you'll arrive at the Yabba flats, home to several farms, orchards, wineries, and fields of famous Dookie Red loams.
Bear in mind that there may be wild animals around.
Maintain a sharp lookout! At the third crossroads (Hooper's Rd), 'Willy the Wombat' lives in a den he dug in the under-road drain, so you might see him if you're lucky.
Echidnas, Blue Tongue Lizards, Kangaroos, and even two Wedge-Tailed Eagles have all been spotted, in addition to the ubiquitous Koala. Not to mention the possums, fantastic bird life, and the occasional rabbit that inhabit the trees along the trail and there are always sheep, and often lambs, in the paddocks nearby, albeit they are not so wild. Try to find the camels!
8025 Goulburn Valley Highway, Kialla, Victoria,
Shepparton VIC 3630
Take advantage of the most reasonably priced shows in Shepparton with the kids. You may now get unlimited access for as little as $15 per person. All attractions like go karts, mountain climbing, lasers tag, mini golf, parachute run, balladium, virtual reality, simulators, and a children's playground are included. You can choose to play for an hour, three hours, or the entire day. This is a show from another planet!
Fun Planet is a family entertainment complex with something for all ages, young and young at heart.
- Go Karts
- Laser Tag
- Mini Golf
- Haunted House
- Billiard Hall.
Kid's parties are a specialty and groups can be catered for with loads of fun packages to choose from.
Wednesday to Friday 11.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am to 8.00pm
Sunday 11.00am to 6.00pm
Kingfisher Cruises - Barmah
Barmah VIC 3630
03 5855 2855
Gliding through the Dimension-Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands onboard the MV Kingfisher is like being transported to another world.
As you silently glide across the water beneath the towering gums of the world's biggest single stand of River Red Gum, you'll see why they've been designated "Wetlands of International Importance." The Yorta Yorta Aboriginal people have always held the Barmah forest in high regard, and the Dharnya Aboriginal Cultural Centre is located just a short distance from where the MV Kingfisher sets sail.
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, as well as Saturday, cruises leave from the Day Visitors Area at Barmah Lake.
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75 Lake Rd,
Kyabram VIC 3620
(03) 5852 2883
The park is home to a wide variety of native Australian species, including but not limited to koalas, alpine dingos, owls, snakes, marsupials, kangaroo, wallabies, tasmanian devils, macaws, parrot, waterfowl, cranes, finches, lizards, and many more. Wetland Viewing Hides and a Wetland Observation Tower can be found, as can Australia's first energy-efficient Reptile House.
A big Walk-Thru Aviary, Australia's first energy-efficient Reptile House, Wetland Viewing Hides, and a Wetland Observation Tower are all available.
The Park spans around 55 hectares of open woodland, marshes, and lakes in the Goulburn Valley in northern Victoria. Over 140 species of native birds, mammals, and amphibians are now found within the Park thanks to the Park's rehabilitation of damaged lands and re-vegetation efforts for several locations.
When you include in the 105 different kinds of Australian animals, birds, and reptiles that are permanently displayed at the Park, you have a truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind public amenity.
9.30am to 5.30pm, open 7 days per week (except Good Friday and Christmas Day)
A significant amount of degraded agricultural and public property within the bounds of the Town of Kyabram had been used as a "unofficial" tip site for some 80 years prior to the 1967 Public Meetings conducted to consider the best way to develop and utilise this land.
Areas of the property were put to use collecting storm water runoff, while other parts were permitted to deteriorate and become unusable. At these gatherings, the concept of creating a Wildlife Park was discussed, and after consensus was reached, the Kyabram Fauna Park was established.
The Park encompasses around 55 hectares of open woods, wetlands, and lakes and is situated in the Goulburn Valley in Northern Victoria. RVs are welcome at our park. Over 140 native bird, mammal, and amphibian species are currently found in the Park thanks to the rehabilitation of degraded lands and re-vegetation efforts for several regions of the Park. The Park is an exceptional and one-of-a-kind public space, and it features permanent exhibitions of 145 different species of Australian animals, birds, and reptiles.
The Nestlé Invertebrate Exhibition is a must-see, with fascinating displays of spiders, scorpions, and stick insects.
The park's flora are undergoing fantastic conservation and education efforts. Over 250 kinds of native plants, grasses, and trees—including some Eucalypts older than 250 years—are on display.
Between Albury and the ocean, the Murray River is extremely swift in a region known as the "Narrows" or the "Barmah Choke," which Kingfisher must navigate. Barmah National Park in Victoria is on one side of the Murray River, and the Moira, Millewa, and Gulpa Forests in New South Wales are on the other. Together, these four forests make up the biggest concentration of River Red Gums in the world. There are around 500 plant species and 236 bird species that call this area home. The Barmah Lake is also visited on the two-hour cruises when water levels permit, and a brief land excursion is included.
During your tour of the Barmah Wetlands and Forest, your certified eco guide will provide you with fascinating commentary on the hundreds of species of water birds, animals, and native fish that call the Barmah Wetlands and Forest home, as well as the myths and legends associated with this extraordinary place.
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Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre,
33 Nixon Street,
Shepparton VIC 3630
1800 808 839
To create a really original 3D canvas, the artists of MooovingArt used actual life-size cows. There are more than 90 colourful fiberglass girls in the herd, and they may be found in parks, gardens, public spaces, and businesses.
Artistic Landscapes Are Constantly Shifting.
The Moooving Art Scene in Greater Shepparton Throughout Greater Shepparton, cows serve as a visual landmark. The city is filled with Moooving Art, a rotating public art display that uses 3D life-size cows as its canvas.
There are more than 90 of the girls in the herd, and they frequent parks, gardens, shops, and public spaces. There is something unique and special about each and every one of them. Shepparton's parks and public spaces are made more colourful and unique by the addition of cow sculptures.
Follow Moooving Art on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to learn about the whereabouts of the herd and any new additions, or view the herd's current location here on the website.
Trail Along The Murchison Railroad
This 8-kilometer stretch of route runs alongside the rare environment of the Doctor's Swamp wetlands and connects the Murchison Township with the rail bridge on Channel Inlet Road. The trail crosses the freshly renovated historic bridge over the Stuart Murray Canal.
In 1890, the Shepparton railway extended from Murchison East to the copper mining town of Rushworth, and again in 1914, the route was extended to Colbinabbin. When the railway to Girgarre was built in 1917, Rushworth became a major intersection. When the Waranga Basin was built, the line had to be rerouted. By 1987, all lines had been disconnected.
On the western edge of the swamp, near the picnic spot maintained by Parks Victoria, the path provides convenient access. The path eventually leads to Channel Inlet Road, from which you may reach Waranga Basin with ease. When finished, the path will stretch for 19 kilometres.
205 Wahring-Muchison East Road,
Wahring VIC 3608
03 5826 2444
Noorilim is a magnificent Australian country estate that has been meticulously maintained over the years. Featuring Minton tiles, marble fireplaces, and 10 bedrooms, this mansion was designed by James Gall and constructed in 1879 for Mr. William Irving Winter-Irving MLC. 20 acres of botanical gardens and 75 acres of vineyards surround the estate.
Noorilim Estate is home to one of Australia's best preserved 19th-century mansions, an Italianate manor house built in 1879 that features a grand hall with Minton tiles, 10 bedrooms, 15 fireplaces, 7 staircases, an underground living compartment, cellar, and organ gallery where Dame Nelly Melba once sang.
More than 300 mature trees, including 136-year-old Moreton Bay Figs, River Red Gums, Pines, and English Elm, may be found throughout the grounds.
On some Sundays, visitors can enjoy the grounds and take a tour of the meticulously renovated Noorilim Estate. Why not take the kids on a picnic around the ornamental lake and through the beautiful gardens where there is an abundance of birdlife.
Admission charges apply.
Please check www.noorilimestate.com.au for upcoming open day dates.
Contact Fords Coaches for organised tours. Phone: (03) 5821 3777.
Private groups (minimum 20 people) by appointment.
River Country Adventours13 Mackie Street,
Kyabram VIC 3620
0428 585 227
In addition to its Outback Flights, Canoe Safaris on the Goulburn River, and Eco-Tourism and Heritage Tours of Victoria, River Country Adventours also offers a variety of other tours and adventures.
Our day trips and multi-day tours are great for groups of all sizes and all ages.
The many groups of people and partners who travel to the City of Greater Shepparton for business seminars and conventions can take advantage of these day and half-day trips. All tours will visit some of the best wineries in the area and will delve into the rich history and culture of the region.
Since 1993, River Country Adventours has provided quality tours and outings for tourists visiting regional centres in the State, and they are accredited tour operators based in the area.
The many groups of people and partners who visit Greater Shepparton for business seminars and conventions can take advantage of these day and half-day tours. All tours will visit top wineries in the area and dig into the rich history and culture of the region.
Appropriate for use by any and all ages.
Shepparton & District Tours
- Barmah Experience
Coach tour to the wetland on the Murray River, 2-hour cruise on “Kingfisher”.
Half-day and full day paddling on the Goulburn River. Safaris & camping available.
- Wines of the Valley
Mystery winery tour. The tour will visit at least 4-leading Central Victorian vineyards. Itinerary and quote on application.
- Gold & Iron Bark (half day)
This tour delves into the history of the gold rush in Victoria 1851-1870, is easy paced and available for groups and people looking for a nature based escorted outing, fun and friendly.
For more information about how to find us, give us a call and we will be happy to give you detailed instructions or visit our website for a map.
Riverside Gardens Garden Centre & Mini Golf
7715 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton, victoria,3630,
Shepparton VIC 3630
This is one of the largest garden centres in country Victoria, and it features an 18-hole miniature golf course on five acres of landscaped grounds. Three-time winner of Victoria's "Best Medium Garden Centre" award.
At Riverside Gardens, there's fun and excitement to be had by people of all ages. For the home gardener, our nursery is a one-stop shop, as we stock everything from seeds to garden furniture. The concrete walks in the nursery are broad enough to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers.
The mini golf course at Riverside Gardens is located on five acres of beautifully landscaped grounds that include a lake. It's something that can be done by anyone in the family, regardless of age. You're welcome to spend an hour or a day here. Relax with a picnic or eat at the Windmill Cafe, both conveniently located next to the 18th hole. The Nursery and Mini Golf at Emerald Bank Leisure Land, on the outskirts of Shepparton's southern suburbs, are open every day of the week.
9.00am - 5.00pm 7 days a week.
Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.
Last start for Mini Golf is 1 hour before closing time.
Annual event - March,
Shepparton VIC 3630
"Strange things happening in strange places." Since its inception in 1997, the Shepparton Festival has provided Greater Shepparton with a month-long celebration of the arts and culture that draws visitors from all over the world.
The Shepparton Festival has been instrumental in raising the profile and acceptability of the arts in the area. As a matter of fact, the Shepparton Festival has altered the city's perception of itself and the world at large.
Due in large part to the success of the Shepparton Festival and the region as a whole, Shepparton today boasts an impressive annual programme of professional live music events that draw in tourists from near and far.
The eclectic schedule strikes a good balance between cutting-edge and familiar fare, which should make it accessible to a large audience.
Arts developed by members of the community are encouraged to be presented alongside those generated by professionals. In particular, the Shepparton Festival has been fruitful in its goal of engaging professional artists in collaborative new-work creation with local community organisations.
Shepparton Motor Museum
7725 Goulburn Valley Highway,
Kialla VIC 3631
03 5823 5833
Motoring museum that ranks among the best in the world. Automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, and even pedal-powered vehicles from across the decades.
The purpose-built museum will house more than eighty automobiles and motorcycles, including current automobiles, restored historic automobiles, and unique motorcycles. Exhibits change every three months so there's always something fresh to see. An impressive show of quality and variety.
The birthplace of car culture in Australia
As the birthplace of the Driver Education Centre Australia (DECA), a key transport hub that distributes the region's produce across Australia, and a city with one of the highest rates of collector vehicle ownership in the country, Shepparton has a deep connection to the automobile.
The museum is an ever-expanding collection that serves to keep our automotive heritage alive for future generations. A fresh choice from the library is curated for display four times a year, in addition to the year-round displays.
Up to a hundred vintage motorbikes, vehicles, and bicycles can be seen at the Shepparton Motor Museum and Collectibles.
We have vehicles on display that have been leased to us or contributed by people from all across Australia, not only Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley.
In addition to the automobiles, a broad variety of fuel memorabilia, such as enamel signs, petrol bowsers, oil cans and bottles, and many other artefacts, are on display.
To keep things interesting for both new and repeat visitors, we periodically update and reorganise our displays.
Donating or loaning a vehicle or other objects to the museum is always welcome, and we are always on the lookout for unique automobiles and artefacts to add to our collection.
- Adults: $14 (RACV Members: $12)
- Children (under 16): $10
- Seniors: $10
- Family: $35
*Prices may change without notice. Prices correct as at January 2018
Open 7 days, 10.00am - 4.30pm. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Midland Highway - Shepparton Mooroopna Causeway,
Shepparton VIC 3630
03 5831 4213
Kidstown is Australia's biggest and best outdoor adventure playground. The content is appropriate for all ages.
Located on the Midland Highway between Shepparton and Mooroopna in Victoria, the world-class SPC KidsTown is an adventure playground for kids. The travel from Melbourne takes less than two hours.
Parents will be overjoyed with the wide variety of fun, educational, and safe playthings available for their kids. Some of the playground's features are wheelchair accessible so that kids of all abilities can enjoy it.
Please note that the hours of operation for the kiosk are 10am-2pm (GMT) Monday through Friday and 10am-4pm (GMT) on weekends, Victorian school holidays, and public holidays.
As it is mandated that all children have an adult present at all times, there are plenty of shaded seats near the equipment for parents to use. Come see why more than 150,000 people visit us year and have a vacation the whole family will remember forever.
We're open 24/7, 365 days a year for a gold coin donation each person from dawn 'til sunset.
Open 360 days of the year, from dawn until dusk.