Where to Shop, Drink and Stay in Casterton
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Henty Street runs through the middle of charming Casterton. This extensive shopping and entertainment district makes it way from the Glenelg River valley to the top of the hill in town. Casterton is a service centre for the region and welcomes many visitors on a country getaway, with wineries, lakes, and beaches nearby.
Casterton is known as 'The Birthplace of the Kelpie' and is famous for the Australian Kelpie Muster
held on Henty Street and Island Park. The town also has a growing arts scene, an events calendar that gets busier each year, top-notch cafes, big grand pubs, and accommodation that ranges from budget to high-end.
SHOPPING AND ESSENTIALS
Great Escape Garden Centre
If you're a green thumb and after some flowers, natives, succulents, garden supplies and more, then check out The Great Escape Garden Centre
. You'll also find a range of ornaments, tea products, and gifts for the next special occasion. They are located at 106-112 Henty Street Casterton, and are open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday (and until 2pm on Sundays). For more information, phone 0417 779 641 or email [email protected]
All Sorts Discount Store
If you're looking for great bargains and a wide range of products, make sure to visit All Sorts
. You'll discover an array of items from household goods and kitchenware to clothing and accessories at affordable prices. They are located at 89 Henty Street Casterton, and open until 5pm every weekday (noon on Saturdays). You can also reach them on (03) 5503 1061 or email [email protected]
FoodWorks Casterton Supermarket
is a favourite for locals and tourists in Casterton. You'll find fresh country produce, staples, meats, dairy products, and sweet treats. You can also check back here
for their regular specials. Opening hours at 50 Henty Street Casterton are listed as 8am to 7pm daily, and they can be contacted on (03) 5581 1003.
CAFES, BAKERIES & TAKEAWAY
is a bustling cafe serving great coffee, breakfast and snack options. They also make fresh sandwiches, tasty milk shakes, and baked potatoes to order. Casterton Central are at 58 Russell Street (just off Henty Street) and they are open from 9am to 4pm on weekdays, and until 2.30pm on weekends. Give them a call on 0413 244 801 or email [email protected]
to find out more.
For a taste of traditional baked goods, Herbert's Bakery-Cafe
is a must with hot pies, flaky pastries, sandwiches, and tempting cakes. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating too. They are open from 7am until 4.30pm weekdays, and until 1pm on Saturdays, and their phone number is (03) 5581 1911.
Element Cafe & Larder
Element Cafe & Larder
is another gem in Casterton and offers a range of salads, gourmet sandwiches, and piping hot coffee. The cafe at 16/20 Henty Street Casterton also has outdoor seating, and serves breakfast and lunch. Pop in between 8am to 3pm Tuesday to Saturday, or give them a call on (03) 5581 2023 to find out more.
Kezza's Fish Bowl
If you're in the mood for seafood, hamburgers, or Fish and Chips, then Kezza's Fish Bowl
at 85 Henty Street have you covered. The shop is open from 11am to 7pm Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and until 8.30pm Friday & Saturday nights - you can also place an order at 0456 822 707.
PUBS, VENUES, AND ACCOMMODATION
The three main pubs and venues in Casterton are the Albion Hotel Motel, Casterton Distilling Co., and the Glenelg Inn. These establishments offer dining, entertainment, and accommodation options that range from affordable to luxurious.
Albion Hotel Motel
The Albion Hotel Motel
is a popular establishment in Casterton, with a front bar, bustling bistro, back deck, and comfortable rooms - this venue is huge. The menu
is delicious with dinner served Wednesday to Saturdays and lunch served Thursdays to Sundays. The motel is right in the heart of town, and a description of the rooms is available here
Albion Hotel are open till late Wednesdays to Sundays, and are located at 25 Henty Street Casterton. You can reach them on (03) 5581 1092 or email [email protected]
Casterton Distilling Co.
The Casterton Distilling Co.
is a popular new venue in the town, and in the words of the Owner, Jason Pope: "we just celebrated our second birthday ... and it's a great time to sample our five core gins and hear more about our story".
The master distiller is a talented local Nick, a man with "a rich background in brewing, viticulture and distilling, and a great set of engineering skills to build the stills". The distillery hold Master Classes where you can create your own unique gin, and enjoy a grazing lunch with a gin cocktail. You can book your next class here
The distillery are open from noon to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and offer gift packs, merchandise, and their full range of gins. You can email [email protected]
or call 04 08 825 891 to find out more.
Glenelg Inn Casterton and Motel
The Glenelg Inn
is also a well-known establishment in Casterton, and offers an inviting pub experience and reasonably priced accommodation. The venue also has a pool table, beer garden, live music, and outdoor seating.
This pub is right on the river at 2 Henty Street Casterton, and you can make a booking for lunch or dinner by calling (03) 5547 8611.
GETTING TO CASTERTON
Casterton is four hours drive from Melbourne.
There is also a train from Melbourne and then a coach to Casterton (with timetables subject to change), with no fare over $10 at present - buy your tickets here
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