Day Tours From Bendigo - Shepparton
Shepparton is a town situated on the Goulburn Valley Highway just 120km away from Bendigo, the A300 is the main inland road route between Melbourne and Brisbane.
The hour and a half journey from Bendigo will take you through the rich farming and dairy land of the Goulburn Valley, which produces about 25% of Victoria's food resource. There are major food manufacturing companies based in the state to turn the basic ingredients into edible produce.
Shepparton is a major commercial center and most activities are based around the busy thoroughfare of Wyndham Street and Maude Street. There is a large mall based on Maude Street that has a communications tower that is open to the public. From the top there are fine views over the city and the lush surrounding countryside.
Wellsford Street is the cultural part of Shepperton and it is home to SAM (Shepparton Art Museum) and a war memorial located by the local council offices. On the corner of Wellsford and High Street is the Paul Gribben Historical Precinct, which consists of the Shepparton Heritage Centre which is a museum containing thousands of items about the history of the town in the old Forester's Hall.
There are also many interesting agricultural and farming displays that are dotted around the surrounding local parkland.
Shepparton Art Museum
The Shepparton Art Museum is the home of a permanent exhibition that details all about the history of Australian ceramics along with some fascinating Australian art and various other paraphernalia.
One of the most significant parts of SAM's work is the biennial Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award and the national Indigenous Ceramic Art Award.
Victoria Park Lake
Victoria Park Lake is the major urban green space in Shepparton which was constructed in 1920 from a swamp. Located in the center of Shepparton close to the main road it features many walking tracks, bike paths, a skate park and of course boating facilities.
There is an adjacent health and fitness centre which has both indoor and outdoor pools. There is also a network of other parks, reserves and forests that follow the paths of the Goulburn and Broken Rivers through Shepparton. These offer a multitude of opportunities to go bushwalking or take a picnic.
An impressive state forest lies between Shepparton and its neighbour Mooroopna alongside the river. The Peter Ross Edwards Causeway cuts through the forest to connect the two towns together.
If you are considering a group trip from Bendigo and Shepparton then let Bendigo Coachlines take the strain and be your first choice for bus hire or coach charter.