Day 3 - Cultural Immersion

The Milkbar

Raising the bar – With an expansive exterior wall brandishing replicas of local retro milk bar advertising, and milkshakes that bring everyone to the yard The Milkbar is a firm favourite along the Fryers Street dining strip.  Father & daughter duo Mat & Chloe Innes-Irons along with Chole’s partner Sam McKenna seamlessly blend good time vibes with a flavour packed menu. A mouth-watering mix of modern Asian café favourites tempt your taste buds with Mat’s home grown veg often featuring in the day’s specials. Nab a street-side table in the sun and soak in the sunshine.

Cultural Drive around Town

A melting pot of cultures – Take a cultural drive around town, and reflect on the diversity and history of the community that makes up Shepparton today. Shepparton’s Albanian Mosque, built in the 1950’s is the first and oldest of its type in Victoria, servicing our thriving Albanian community that first called Shepparton home in the 1920’s. Join Shepparton’s Punjab Sikh community for their Sunday Diwan. The Gurdwara Sahib located on the Eastern edge of town is a striking building, where all people are welcome to join their regular prayer services and share a meal.

Please note: you will be asked to remove your shoes and don a head covering on entering the Gurdwara, (a basket of head coverings is provided). You will be asked to take a seat on the floor, please avoid wearing a short skirt.

Flats Walk Interpretive Signage
The Flats Interpretive Signage

The Flats Walk

Walk the path of First Nations History – Follow the footsteps of past Yorta Yorta Elders by visiting The Flats located on the floodplain between Shepparton & Mooroopna. This significant cultural area became home to many local indigenous families, following the historic first ever mass strike of Aboriginal people and Walk Off from Cummeragunja at Barmah on February 4 1939. Learn of local indigenous leaders Jack Patten & William Cooper and of the way of life for the local indigenous community during this time.

Gourmet grazing on the Goulburn

Gourmet grazing on the Goulburn – Find your spot of sunshine along the river red gums and enjoy a gourmet picnic. Delivered directly to you by the lovely Lauren Doxey from Gourmet Grazing Co. Tuck into a sumptuous box filled with fresh fruits, cheese, crackers & deli meats, your picnic can be custom made to your request, including dietary requirements.

(Orders will need to be placed ahead of time, including confirmation of your delivery location, deliveries are happily accommodated for public spaces across Shepparton)

Connect at the Confluence – Connect with the natural river environment with a short stroll to the confluence of the Goulburn & Broken Rivers, these two streams converge in Shepparton on their path to join with the Murray. Keep an eye out for wildlife – kangaroos, Wood and Pacific Black Ducks, native river rats and the elusive platypus are known to frequent these waters.

Burnanga Indigenous Fishing Club

Cultural immersion on the Kaiela (Goulburn River) - Slip, Slop Slap in preparation for a total body cultural experience with the Burnanga Indigenous Fishing Club. Join local Yorta Yorta local Corey Walker for a half day cultural fishing adventure. Experience a traditional welcome to country and discover the beautiful landscape that is Yorta Yorta country, from Kaiela, the Goulburn River. Immerse yourself in First Nation’s culture and be educated on local Yorta Yorta customary fishing practices. Pack your bag – recommended to bring a camera, brimmed hat, sun protection, appropriate clothing for weather conditions & enclosed footwear.

(Half-day, full-day and 1 night/two day experiences are available for booking, with some seasonal restrictions on availability).

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