Shepparton lies in the Goulburn Valley, a major agricultural and food processing region termed the "Food Bowl of Australia". On the banks of the Goulburn River, Shepparton offers great weather, gourmet food and wine, superb shopping and many recreational and entertainment facilities. Shepparton is a fantastic place to explore as a family. Run wild at the SPC Ardmona KidsTown Adventure Playground that features a miniature railway, giant slides, tree houses, a fruit bin maze, flying fox, swings and monkey bars. Enjoy a picnic by Victoria Park Lake, a community hub in the town s heart that attracts groups year-round. Visit the Aquamoves complex on the western edge of the lake, offering a state-of-the-art aquatic centre with pools, a waterslide, spas and sauna.
From Melbourne it's around 175km , that is 2 hrs drive or you can catch a train from souther cross station melbourne. Hiring a cab seems to be the best option as I did not find much cab service within the town.
Stayed at hotel Carrington , facility seems to be ok types. But there seems to be a strong smell of chlorine in water which I didn't like there.It is better to buy your drinking water from outside , if you are staying in that hotel. Same for the food.