The Bell Tower Motor Inn is located in Shepparton, a town along the floodplains of Victoria’s Goulburn River. Often referred to as the ‘Food Bowl of Australia’ by virtue of its strong association with agriculture and food processing, there is ample fresh food and local produce to enjoy at farms and orchards across the region. This motor inn is centrally located within the vibrant township and a short drive to Shepparton’s many points of interest.
Beautifully furnished rooms consisting of 3 choices of accommodation in Shepparton. The Queen Suite has one queen bed (sleeps 2 persons), the Queen and Single bed with one queen and one single bed (sleeping 3), the Family Room with one queen bed and one bunk bed (sleeping 4).
Pleasant extras to this budget motel in Shepparton consist of fax, copying facilities at reception, wireless internet to rooms on request, wheelchair accessible with disabled facilities.
A short distance away is the Shepparton Club, which offers 10% discount on food and drinks (conditions apply).
Whilst in Shepparton it is well worth taking time out to enjoy the outlying towns of Murchison, Mooroopna, Dookie, Toolamba and Tatura. These culturally diverse townships are alive with rural, natural beauty and offer quality local produce and wine in abundance. Tour the wineries, agricultural land and traditional farming pursuits of the region. Walk, cycle and immerse yourself in the visually appealing farmlands and reserves scattered about the region.
Shepparton is a leisurely 2 hour drive from Melbourne, and its perfect fusion of rural charm and the spirit of a contemporary city makes for an appealing destination to visit.
The city is a hub for child-friendly activities. KidsTown is a world-class adventure playground in a rustic bush setting between Shepparton and Mooroopna. Creative play equipment and activities – such as the popular miniature train – will keep little ones captivated. Parents can relax and soak up the action from the KidsTown Café or nearby sheltered and shaded areas.
Emerald Bank Leisureland is a large entertainment complex for the whole family. There are multiple attractions to embrace during your visit, including gardens, nurseries, historical interests, museum, adventure playground, café and the delightful 7 seeds bakery with locally grown and made gourmet food and wine.
Get to know Shepparton by attending one of many great attractions dotted throughout the city. The Shepparton Arts Museum is awash with exhibitions, collections and events to enrich your visit. Bangerang Cultural Centre offers guests a unique visual arts experience through extraordinary artworks, artefacts and a unique display of dioramas with works from the iconic George Browning. Gallery Kaiela is yet another exceptional gallery catering exclusively to quality artwork produced by local Aboriginal artists.
Guests to greater Shepparton will appreciate the ample walks and reserves available locally, including the glinting and serene Victoria Lake and the parks surrounding trails. The Dookie Rail Trail is a generous walk on easy sealed gravel terrain passing through classic farming landscapes and alongside many historical attractions. Or, for a park exuding Australia’s rugged beauty consider the Lower Goulburn National Park and the short walking trails it has to offer through the Red River Gum Forests adjacent to the Goulburn River.
Shepparton has plenty of marvellous local produce from the decadent Windmill Chocolate Shop & Café, to the scrumptious 7 Creeks Bakery and everything in between! Experience the renowned Food, Wine and Farmgate Trail travelling between the townships of Yarrawonga Mulwa, Nathalia, Barmah and Cobram-Barooga. This is the ultimate foodie experience with everything from fresh fruit and vegetables grown on the farm to quality cheeses, chocolates, olives, craft beers and wineries.
The Shepparton Golf Club offers avid golfers an uncrowded course in a relaxing rural atmosphere. Guests to the club will be pleasantly surprised by presentation of the licenced clubhouse with an impressive entertainment balcony overlooking lush surrounds. The clubhouse bar offers a variety of appetizing meals and snacks to appreciate after a few rounds. With BBQ facilities onsite and a fully renovated and well stocked pro shop for all your golfing requirements.
Sample the best of Shepparton’s award winning wines. The Echuca Moama Wine Trail presents the best in local wineries, artisan producers, businesses and dining venues. Revel in a divine selection of regional food, wine and produce. Choose from over 40 operators and discover wineries across the district such as St Annes outback inspired cellars in Pericoota, Cape Horn Winery along the banks of the Murray River or Monichino Winery, a family run establishment using winemaking traditions from Northern Italy.