Wide open streets provide a welcome rest stop at all times of day, with the streetscape featuring a bronze statue immortalising local legend Cyril ‘Jack’ Findlay, one of Australia’s most celebrated Grand Prix motorcycle racers, as well as a substantial war memorial featuring heritage imagery and distinct rotunda. The precinct comes to life after dark with the illumination of the war memorial panels, tree lighting and colour changing water tower.
Take time to explore the town’s centre where you will enjoy an eclectic mix of dining and retail stores. Explore regular exhibitions at the Mooroopna Education & Activity Centre.
The more adventurous can tackle the highly regarded golf course, challenging for even the most experienced golfer. Arts and culture lovers will enjoy performances at Riverlinks Westside, with an ever changing and diverse program of live theatre and music events, or connect with the town’s history through displays at Mooroopna Heritage Museum and other community exhibitions.
Younger visitors can burn off excess energy at KidsTown Adventure Playground, where five acres of outdoor play space features giant slides, mazes and disc golf, catering for children of all physical abilities, including some wheelchair accessible equipment. This location is also the start of ‘The Flats’ walk, with interpretive signage telling the story of the Walk-off from Cummeragunja in 1939. This significant moment in local Aboriginal history protested restrictive controls placed on Aboriginal people at the time.
The local Aboriginal culture is further expressed through Yorta Yorta artists and the Biyula Country Aboriginal Street Art. These colourful artworks visible from the main street pay testament to how the community has continued to thrive, embracing and sharing their culture and history.
The extensive bike and walking paths that are known throughout Shepparton & Goulburn Valley extend to Mooroopna where you can experience the friendliness and hospitality that Moorooopna has to offer.
Recognised for its relaxed pace and country feel and located between Mooroopna and Shepparton, Gemmill Swamp is a wildlife reserve that encompasses 170 hectares of Red Gum floodplain forest and Tall Spike Rush wetlands. It is not uncommon to see a breathtaking array of pelicans, ibis, swans, egrets and ducks habituating in and around Gemmill Swamp as it provides a unique and diverse environment.
History, culture and art; there is so much to explore in Mooroopna.