The Goulburn River forms the backbone and lifeblood of our region, winding its way through beautiful countryside, native forests and fertile farmlands, bringing life to the rich agricultural landscape which has made the area renowned as Australia’s food bowl. There are opportunities for nature lovers to enjoy our tranquil waterways with popular pastimes like fishing, boating, walking and relaxing all here to be enjoyed.

Fish, boat or canoe the Victoria Park Lake precinct which backs onto the majestic Goulburn River and the open spaces and towering river red gums allow you to really appreciate the natural beauty of the area. 

The rivers are not the only amazing waterways where you can discover our local flora and fauna and get close to nature.  The region’s wetlands include Cussen Park in Tatura, Gemmills Swamp in Mooroopna and Reedy Swamp in Shepparton.  Shepparton is also home to the Australian Botanic Gardens, Lower Goulburn National Park and the Shepparton Regional Park.

Weather

Greater Shepparton enjoys a temperate climate, boasting more hours of sunshine per year than the Gold Coast!  Summers bring hot and dry weather, spring and autumn are typically warm, whilst cold frosty winter mornings turn in to bright sunny winter days

Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton

Kialla Tip Road, Kialla

The Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton uses Australian native plants in themed gardens designed to represent the cultural, environmental, historical and agricultural characteristics of Greater Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley.

Lower Goulburn River National Park

Reedy Swamp Road, Shepparton

The Goulburn River is lined with River Red Gum and is an important wildlife corridor linking the mountains of the Great Dividing Range to the Murray River.

Dookie Rail Trail

67-71 Mary Street, Dookie

The Dookie Rail Trail offers scenic views of rolling hills, seasonal crops, wildlife and a town with spirit. This trail is suitable for all ages, with gentle hill climbs and great views of the Dookie & Yabba Districts.

Kingfisher Cruises - Barmah

Barmah

Nowhere else in the world can you experience such timeless, natural beauty and peace as when you are gliding through the World-Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands aboard MV Kingfisher.

Kyabram Fauna Park

75 Lake Rd, Kyabram

This Park has the second largest collection of Australian Fauna in Victoria, including Koala, Alpine Dingoes, Owls, Snakes, Wombats, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Tasmanian Devils, Cockatoos, Parrots, Waterfowl, Cranes, Finches, Lizards and many more.

Murchison Rail Trail

Gregory Road, Murchison

An 8-kilometre section of trail from the Murchison Township to the rail bridge at Channel Inlet Road which includes the recently refurbished historically significant bridge over the Stuart Murray Canal and borders the unique ecosystem of Doctor's Swamp wetlands.

River Country Adventours

13 Mackie Street, Kyabram

River Country Adventours offer a wide range of tours and adventures including Outback Flights, Canoe Safaris on the Goulburn River, and Eco-Tourism and Heritage Tours throughout Victoria.

Victoria Park Lake

520 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Victoria Park Lake in the heart of the city of Shepparton is a tranquil, picturesque area popular with visitors and locals for walking, cycling, picnics, fishing, bird watching and outdoor games.

Noorilim Estate

205 Wahring-Muchison East Road, Wahring

Noorilim is one of the most lavish and best-preserved country mansions ever constructed in Australia. Designed by James Gall and built in 1879 for Mr William Irving Winter-Irving MLC, it features Minton tiles, marble fireplaces, and 10 bedrooms. The estate is surrounded by 20 acres of botanical gardens and 75 acres of vineyards.

Cactus Country

4986 Murray Valley Highway, Strathmerton

Cactus Country offers a unique experience in Australia. More than 4,000 species of cacti and succulents from around the globe are presented in an unforgettable journey throughout eight different garden trails.

Accredited Tourism Information Centre

Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre, located at 33 Nixon Street, Shepparton, is your first stop for information on things to see and do and where to stay while in Greater Shepparton. Providing quality information and brochures on accommodation, attractions, events and activities, the friendly staff and volunteers have the expert knowledge to make your stay in the region a memorable one.

Open: 9.00am to 5.00pm everyday except Christmas Day.
Telephone Enquiries: 1800 808 839 (Toll-free within Australia) or +61-3-5832 9330 (outside Australia)

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