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Whether arriving by car or if you chose to come by train, be assured that we have all you need in town. Stratford is a creative town with an interactive Arts trail and Sculpture walk, “Shakespeare through the ages” is 3km, it unites many art forms through story, song, history and sculpture.
The trail is communication and all ability friendly by linking the “all abilities Heritage walk” along the river and rail trail tracks. MP3 hire & maps will be available from the Courthouse Gallery for a small charge.
Things to do
- Play at Apex Park’s medieval playground and bike track
- Visit Memorial Park
- Stroll along the Avon River
- Ride the Rail Trail to Maffra
- Visit Knob Recreation Reserve
- Browse the unique shops or visit the Courthouse gallery, live shows and start of the ‘Arts Trail’
- Shakespeare on the River Festival is a celebration of William Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23rd. The bright and creative festival runs for 2 weeks with over 20 performances with a Village Fair Day on the first weekend in May.
3km south-east of Stratford is the 56-hectare Knob Recreation Reserve, one of many sites along the Bataluk Cultural Trail, which follows the route the Koori people of East Gippsland have been travelling for 18,000 years. On the bluff high above a bend in the Dooyeedang (Avon River) signs of past inhabitants can be seen. Ideal for a picnic with a toilet and great picnic shelters with wood fired BBQs.
The Avon River is believed to be the fastest rising & falling river in the southern hemisphere during floods, it’s normally a tranquil & relaxing site. Visiting the historical society to uncover her full ferocity.