Shepparton - Cities, Towns and Localities
Victoria's "fruit bowl" Shepparton (or "Shep" to the locals) is the hub of the
Goulburn Valley and the centre of the vast Goulburn Valley irrigation district.
With its close proximity to Melbourne (being just 2 hours south), Shepparton
makes an ideal place to stay and visit the surround region.
Shepparton has many dairies surrounding it, it is best known for the large
orchards of pome and stone fruits. Major development was to occur after World
War I, with the dairies supported by milk processing and the fruit industry
established canneries and packers for their products. Further expansion occurred
in the 1960s as the requirement for fruit continued to expand.
Other towns and villages in the region include Ardmona, Bunbartha, Congupna,
Grahamvale, Invergordon, Kialla, Lemnos, Merrigum, Mooroopna, Murchison,
Orravale, Shepparton East, Toolamba and Undera.
Check out our listing of
Goulburn Valley Region accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.
SPC Ardmona Kidstown Adventure
Playground and Tourist Complex
Midland Hwy A300, Shepparton/Mooroopna Causeway, SHEPPARTON VIC 3630
Ph: 03 5831 4213
Only 2 minutes from Shepparton and open 7 days is the best playground in
Australia for all ages and abilities. There are giant slides, monkey bars, fruit bin maze,
tree houses, dairy maze, flying fox, swings, BBQ shelter, fenced toddler area and much, much more. On the weekends
and during school holidays there is a miniature railway.
SPC Ardmona Factory Sales
McLennan St, Midland Hwy, MOOROOPNA VIC
Ph: 03 5825 2444
Only 5 minutes west of Shepparton and open 7 days. Check out some of the top
brands that are stocked including: SPC/Ardmona fruit and tomato produces,
Goulburn Valley Fruit, Big Sister, Cadbury, Campbells, Colvan, Cerebos, Edgell,
Foster Clark, Golden Circle, IXL, Masterfoods, Meadow Lea, Nanda and Vetta,
Heinz, Mars, Windsor Farms, Berri, Greens. It is a modern one-level premises,
with easy ramp access, off-street parking for cars, coaches and caravans.
Campbells Soups Australia
North Lemnos Rd, LEMNOS VIC
Ph: 03 5833 3507
Located only 5 km east of Shepparton, the factory has been
established for over 40 years and today produces approximately 150 different
products. Visitors to Campbells Cash Sales Store, located on site, can select
from a vast range of discounted stock including a wide range of condensed,
country Ladle, Chunky and Velish soups, spaghetti sauce, ral stock, Fray Bentos
Pies, V-8 and V-Plenish juice, canned meals, kettle chips and microwave meals.
Lakeside, Tom Collins Drv, SHEPPARTON VIC 3630
Ph: 03 5831 8188
Overlooking the picturesque Victoria Park Lake, you can enjoy
the 50 m outdoor pool (seasonal), rapid river, water slide, leisure pool, 25 m
lap pool, 2 spas, gymnasium, hydrotherapy pool, aerobics, steam sauna,
electronics theatre, and cafe. Close Christmas and Good Friday.
Emerald Heritage Farm
Goulburn Valley Hwy, SOUTH SHEPPARTON VIC 3630
Ph: 03 5823 2500 Fax: 03 5823 1655
Visit a working farm set in the 1930s.
Try your hand at milking a cow and help feed the animals. There are fun rides
for the family and BBQ, meals and drinks available.
Locheilan Farmhouse Cheese
Central Mundoona Rd, WUNGHNU VIC 3635
Ph/Fax: 03 5826 9581 Mobile: 0409 172 140
10 am to 5 pm Wed-Sun (view cheese making in the morning, milking at 4:30 pm)
Bruce and Sue McGorlick are proud to invite you to Locheilan to taste the
Goulburn Valleys only farmhouse cheese. Made totally on the farm, you can see
the whole production, from the cows grazing and making the milk, through to the
curds and whey of cheesemaking.
Shepparton Heritage Centre
154 Welsford St, SHEPPARTON VIC 3630
Ph: 03 5821 2305 (Margaret) or 03 5821 7717 (Peter)
Opened on even dated
Sundays 1pm to 4pm - weekday tours by prior arrangement
Heritage Centre continues from the earlier Shepparton Historical Society in
being custodian of Sheppartons proud past. Formed in 1962, the Historical
Society originally met at the Mechanics Institute, and included the Shepparton
Council Historic Collection.
In 1972 Council purchased, then developed, the present Historic Precinct, which
marks the hub of old Shepparton. Here was the punt crossing of C1850 and related
Emu Bush Inn. The riverboat wharf of 1880 still stands, reminding us of the
original course of the Goulburn River.
The museum include the following:
- The Raymond West Gallery - restored through a Federal Government grant,
the interior of Sheppartons former Public Hall of 1874 now features items
from the era of Federation. Also reflected are some of this buildings former
uses as a Foresters Lodge, church, and steam printers. Look for the 1860s
- The Vince Vibert Gallery - having a domestic theme, this room houses our
collection of cottage clocks. The restored bed frame was once on a rubbish
tip. The base is named to James Fairley who had an early Shepparton
department store, while the bedspread is handmade, C1860.
- The Paul Gribben Gallery - named after our Historical Society President
of 17 years, this gallery features a military display, stationary engines,
farming, and local industry. Notable is a captured anti-tank gun, one of two
known Second War Australian Navy presentation pieces. There is a hand-built
model of the donor, too: the Corvette H.M.A.S. Shepparton.
- The Myrtle Ford Wing - pass Martin Brothers Saddlery and see our
fully r3estored tower clock from the Shepparton Post Office of 1883. Here
murals reflect on the beginning of Shepparton, while a special theme is
early transport. The 1929 fire engine is believed to be one of only six of
this model, which were converted.
Source: Shepparton Heritage Centre brochure, available from the
Shepparton Visitors Centre
Victoria Park Lake
The Victoria Park Lake precinct is in the heart of Shepparton, a picturesque
recreational area that attracts both locals and visitors all year round.
Family History Group
Shepparton Heritage Centre, 154 Welsford St, SHEPPARTON VIC 3630
Ph: 03 5831
4400 (Tourist Information Centre, Wyndham St)
Research hours: Every Wed
12:30pm-3:30pm, Fridays with uneven dates 10am-1pm, Sundays with even dates
Aims and objectives are: to encourage genealogical research and
interest in the area, to document all genealogical information in the area so
that they are preserved for future generations, and to act as a resource for
other people who are tracing their family tree.