Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 41 STRATFORD Stay, dine and enjoy your time in Stratford Along with having many attractions of its own, Stratford is also an ideal base from which to explore the wonders of central Gippsland. Stratford on the River Tourist Park Nestled on an expansive four-acre site along the banks of the Avon River, Stratford on the River Tourist Park is a peaceful park with lovely river views. The park is ideally located, close to town and a range of activities, and it's also perfect for simply kicking back and relaxing. At the close of the day, you can sit beside one of the park's campfires (some overlooking the Avon River), toast marshmallows with the kids, or just sit around chatting and enjoying the company of your favourite people. The park also has a camp kitchen and covered BBQ area. The park has a range of accommodation, from shaded camp and caravan sites to cabins, including the recently renovated Superior Cabins, which feature plenty of creature comforts such as a gas fireplace, split-system AC, smart TV, and a covered outdoor deck with scenic bush views. To book or learn more, visit or call 03 5145 6588. The Avon Hotel The Avon Hotel in Stratford prides itself on serving delicious and fresh local meals, which the new managers – Damien and Kym Albrecht – describe as "great country-pub food, with a la carte flair". The Avon's bistro is quickly gaining a reputation for its steaks and meat dishes, which are sourced from renowned local supplier Shaw's Butchers. The hotel's fish and seafood come fresh from Lakes Entrance, while the managers also turn to Gippsland suppliers for fresh, seasonal vegetables. New co-manager, Damien Albrecht, said the bistro prides itself on providing diners with "friendly, professional and welcoming service" and "generously-sized portions, that offer excellent value for money". The indoor bistro dining area has recently been refurbished to provide a brighter and more homely atmosphere – complete with pool table and dartboard – while the outdoor, fully-decked alfresco area is ideal for enjoying time with family or friends. The popular hotel bar has a variety of icy-cold beers on tap, and the hotel offers takeaway food (pick-up only), accommodation and function bookings. It also has a convenient and well-stocked drive-through bottleshop. The Avon Hotel and Bistro is located at 47 Tyers Street, Stratford, and open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. To make a function booking, organise accommodation, or find out more, call the hotel on (03) 5145 6205. The friendly new crew at the Avon Hotel, Stratford, headed-up by new managers Damien and Kym Albrecht (pictured far left and right). At Stratford on the River Tourist Park, you can enjoy enjoy a relaxing bush picnic overlooking the serene Avon River. P. 03 5145 6588 Freecall. 1800 787 275 16 McMillan St, Stratford Stratford on the River Tourist Park • Immaculately clean • 4 acres situated on the banks of the Avon • Large shaded powered sites • Accommodation to suit every budget • Camping with open fireplaces • Camp kitchen • Covered BBQ area pet friendly PB8322 Stratford 5145 6205 47 TYERS STREET STRATFORD PHONE 5145 6205 Bistro OPEN 7 days Lunch & Dinner Takeaway (Pick Up Only) Drive Thru Bottle Shop Accommodation Pool Table/Dartboard PB11739