Natural Attractions

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.


Shepparton & Goulburn Valley 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

Arcadia Native Fish Hatchery Visitor Centre

200 Ross Road, Arcadia

The Arcadia Native Fish Hatchery Visitor Centre, located 20 minutes south of...

Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton

Botanic Gardens Avenue (formerly Kialla Tip Road), Kialla

Explore and enjoy the beauty of Australian native plants in themed gardens designed to...

Burnanga Indigenous Fishing Tours

Yorta Yorta Country, Shepparton

Burnanga Indigenous fishing club provides Fresh Water Fishing Day experiences, Fishing...

Cactus Country

4986 Murray Valley Highway, Strathmerton

Cactus Country offers a unique experience in Australia. More than 4,000 species of...

Cussen Park

100 Tatura-Undera Road, Tatura

Cussen Park is a bushland style park encompassing 33 hectares of wetlands, woodlands...

Doctors Swamp Wildlife Reserve

Bendigo-Murchison Road, Murchison, Murchison

Doctors Swamp, a 200-hectare red gum swamp near Murchison, is one of the most pristine...

Dookie Rail Trail

67-71 Mary Street, Dookie

The Dookie Rail Trail offers scenic views of rolling hills, seasonal crops, wildlife...

Dunyak Moira Catch and Release Fishing Lagoons

104-108 Morrissey Street, Merrigum

This community space has been designed to help people reconnect with nature, in a...

Fishing Guide to Shepparton & Goulburn Valley

Shepparton & Goulburn Valley

Your guide to local fishing spots, rules and regulations, road access, river conditions...

Gemmill Swamp Wildlife Reserve

Echuca Road, Mooroopna, Mooroopna

Gemmill Swamp Wildlife Reserve covers an area of approximately 170 hectares of Goulburn...

Kyabram Fauna Park

75 Lake Road, Kyabram

Adventure through Kyabram Fauna Park's expansive wetlands and bushlands, and explore a...

Local Cultural Immersion Itinerary


This itinerary is designed so that you can fully immerse yourself in our local culture...