Tourism Wellington


Stay, Play and Explore in and around this small but friendly town. Avon River located at Stratford is believed to be one of the fastest rising and falling rivers in the Southern Hemisphere.

Stay and enjoy warm country hospitality with one of the accommodation providers. 

Play at one of the parks or take the interactive ‘Arts Trail and Sculpture Walk’. Browse through the varied and unique shops or visit the Segue Arts Cafe. 

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Explore the surrounds and natural beauty and history of the nearby National Parks, cycle the Rail Trail or head skyward to the Victorian ‘High Country’.

While the origin of the town’s name is unclear, locals have embraced the connection with Shakespeare and a Shakespeare on the River Festival has been a successful event held annually in May since 1989.

Experience Briagolong and the Arts with Destination Gippsland’s Artist Stays.

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Places of interest

  • Knob Reserve located on your right as you enter town is part of the Bataluk Cultural Trail and incorporates Apex Park, a medieval playground with castles, dungeons and a picnic area.
  • Tour along the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail from Stratford to Maffra to Tinamba.
  • Visit during the Shakespeare on the River Festival
  • Have a coffee and sample a variety of delicious New Zealand goodies at the Ticklish Turtle Café.

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