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Out walking and went in for a look. Lovely historical building and oval where the Stawell Gift is... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Janice H
Steeped in Histroy

Well worth spending an hour soaking up the history of the World's richest foot race. Take a walk... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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2-10 Main St | Cnr of Sloane and Napier Street, Stawell, Victoria 3380, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 May 2014

If you do miss the event over the Easter long week-end, you can still visit the Athletic centre at Central Park. The Stawell Athletic Centre (Hall of Fame), is located only a few kilometres off the Western highway. Follow the posted signs and you will...More

4  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Central Park in Stawell is worth a visit for the sports minded buff. The tourist information centre located at the oval houses the Athletics Club 'Hall of Fame' - for $5 you get access to loads of memorabilia and photos that introduce all winners of...More

1  Thank Trevor G
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Out walking and went in for a look. Lovely historical building and oval where the Stawell Gift is held every Easter. Worth a look.

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Well worth spending an hour soaking up the history of the World's richest foot race. Take a walk around the oval and soak up the atmosphere

Thank euanc378
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The grounds are kept in immaculate condition and the stand was spotlessly clean. No sign of graffiti tags anywhere.

Thank Euan C
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Checking the Stawell Gift Website I was taken back to the early 1950's when I lived in Rutherglen and Istill in my pre teen years; but working in Mrs Buscall's Summer Garden Cafe; with its tan bark flooring and it's advanced fruit juice sweezer. Regular...More

Thank EA1509TC1401
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This oval is very special for a once-a-year event, the Stawell Gift. People come from all over the world for this large prize foot race.

Thank Josie J
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The grandstand has been refurbished and is stunning. I walked up the steps and sat on the seat to look out over the oval. There are so many memorials to many people including Stawell Gift winners. I sat in a little garden with a sun...More

Thank Romola H
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

A great place to go for a run or do some steps on the grandstand! Nice gardens too for a casual stroll!

Thank John01S
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The garden and oval here were lovely, well-kept, and a pleasure to walk around. Nice old buildings surrounding the oval, nice for a stroll and short visit.

Thank WendyFH
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I am not sure if you will find a more beautiful historic oval anywhere than that of the Stawell Oval. So much history for one oval especially with the Stawell Gift Race held each Easter. The surrounding gardens are a delight. Credit to Stawell.

Thank CairnsScotty
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Have watched the Stawell Gift on TV for years and have finally been to the iconic site where they are held. The oval naturally is perfectly manicured and impresses immediately. The old stands are classic and will not disappoint any visitor. The surprise was the...More

Thank wvanderl
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