Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June 2023
Sprites on the M.O.V.E to Shepparton
Team Social has spent two days in Shepparton recently, organising what we think will be a perfect weekend away in June.
Our adventure begins with a convoy. Our boys have hithered, thithered, got lost, driven up dead-end roads and enthusiastically explored the countryside to ensure we will all have a pleasant scenic drive from Beasley’s Nursery to Shepparton. On the way, we will pause for coffee for those that need their caffeine (and a wee for those of us not on incontinence pads).
At approximately 1:00pm we will arrive in Shepparton, park our cars under cover and head for Milestone Café which serves very tasty lunches washed down with
your favourite beverage. After lunch we walk next door to the impressive, new Museum Of Vehicle Evolution – M.O.V.E. If you were there four years ago, even two years ago, you would have experienced less than a third of what they now have on offer. The modern extension has been described as “M.O.V.E .on steroids” and the exhibitions are much more significant. The Kenworth & Legends of Road Transport exhibition is fascinating and the stories of the drivers make you connect in a much more personal way with the exhibition. The fashion exhibition is also extensive and creatively presented. Of course, there are cars too, beautifully restored. Three of the top ten Australian restorers live and work in Shepparton and their work is on display in the venue. M.O.V.E regularly hosts other exhibitions and whilst we are there the Elfin cars will be displayed which should be a real treat.
And speaking of treats, if the above is not to your taste you will find an array of shops only two minutes’ walk away. There’s the Chocolate Apple Factory that hands out samples, a collectibles shop bursting at the seams, and even a nursery selling garden ornaments where you could buy a gnome to match your
Our accommodation is at the Peppermill Inn, which combines motel and hotel – we book in, park our cars in front of our rooms, meet for Happy Hour, and then
stroll across for our evening meal.
The following morning will find us at SAM, the Shepparton Art Museum, enjoying a private tour of this state of the Arts gallery. We will then luncheon at the café in the gallery and the formal part of our weekend is over. After that, some will gleefully head for the SPC factory sales whilst others enjoy their leisurely journey home.
Each of us in Team Social has been pleasantly surprised with what Shepparton has to offer. If you wish, there are walks around the lake, the Botanical gardens
or the lookout, tours of the silos in the area and even a mapped-out street art tour. Nearby there are Tahbilk and Mitchelson wineries, and Nagambie Brewery. It should be a whole lot of fun.
We are hoping you like what we have packaged and would love it if you would join us. What you need to do now is phone and book your accommodation
Peppermill Inn Hotel, 7900 Goulburn Valley Highway, Kialla, 3630
Ph: 03 5823 1800
Cost: $139. (We have booked the ground floor rooms in the name of AHSDC so all you need to do is advise you want one of these rooms and you will get the reduced rate)
Please advise Team Social that you have taken one of the booked rooms.
Read the plan for the weekend