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Stay and play – Seymour, VIC

With fascinating histories to unearth amid scenic surrounds, this small riverside town offers a memorable city escape.

Seymour has fascinating histories to uncover. Credit: Mitchell Shire Council.

Where is it?

Seymour is 115km north of Melbourne (1hr 30min drive) in the Goulburn Valley and is part of the wider Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges region.

Why go?

For the chance to enjoy a relaxing regional getaway that suits all tastes without having to venture too far from the Victorian capital.

Enjoy a relaxing riverside getaway, Credit: Mitchell Shire Council.

The essentials – things to do in Seymour, VIC

Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk

This leading attraction contains 100-plus glass panels that display the names of every Australian who served in the Vietnam War alongside a photographic timeline. The memorial is set in peaceful surrounds and has landscapes and other features designed to resemble aspects of Vietnam, coupled with war memorabilia. It’s well-presented and well worth visiting.

The commemorative walk is a must-visit. Credit: Mitchell Shire Council.

Australian Light Horse Memorial Park

The 150ha park includes a section of land that was once the state’s largest army base, Seymour Camp. Accordingly, relics from this past are dotted throughout, complete with information boards detailing historical events. In addition, the area is a prime picnic spot – head to Anzac Hill for panoramic views – and home to various wildlife.

There's loads to love about Australian Light Horse Memorial Park. Credit: Mitchell Shire Council.

Other top parks in Seymour

  • Seymour Bushland Park: Part of a former military camp. Look for orchids and wildflowers in spring.
  • New Crossing Place (Lions Park): Great picnic spot complete with fishing platform and playground.
  • WWI Memorial Park: A pretty park with various features associated with the Great War.
  • Pioneer Park: Commemorates Seymour’s pioneers with a distinctive memorial.

New Crossing Place is one of several pretty parks in Seymour. Credit: Mitchell Shire Council.

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre

All aboard for an exciting journey powered by a preserved diesel locomotive. The heritage centre operates regular tours to various destinations while visitors relax in rustic, old-school carriages. Heritage centre guided tours are by appointment only.

Prince of Wales Hotel

Quench a thirst at this historical pub, which has undergone a major refurb complete with an inviting beer garden. Its extensive tap range features beers from local brewery, Shearasun.

All aboard for a character-filled railway adventure.

Must-visit attractions near Seymour, VIC

Australian Army Tank Museum, Puckapunyal

View a huge assortment of memorabilia inside and out that commemorates Australia's light horse and armoured heritage. Among the highlights are dozens of armoured vehicles.

Distance: 15km west of Seymour.

This museum is armed with memorabilia. Credit: Mitchell Shire Council.

Historic Hughes Creek Bridge

This structure is impressive in its own right but best known for its slice of bushranger history. Nearby, a young Ned Kelly rescued a boy who had fallen into the creek and was awarded a silk cummerbund by the boy’s parents; a sash Ned was wearing when famously captured at Glenrowan.

Distance: 15km west of Seymour.


Nagambie Lakes Wine Region

A cluster of wineries are centred around the tiny town of Nagambie and warrant a daytrip from Seymour. Mitchelton and Tahbilk are a couple of absolute standouts with histories dating to the 1800s.

Distance: Beginning roughly 30km north of Seymour.

Marvellous Mitchelton.

Tallarook State Forest

Embrace nature with a visit to this sprawling state forest. Tallarook suits a host of leisure activities, including bushwalking, fishing, mountain biking, and trail bike riding.

Distance: 30km south of Seymour.

Gooram Falls Day Visitor Area

The scenic area is a popular swimming and picnic spot in warmer months. At its heart are cascading falls that make for pretty pics year round.

Distance: 65km east of Seymour.

Gooram Falls make for a beautiful sight. Credit: Peter Ward.

Ride of your life

Follow Australia’s longest rail trail as it passes a mix of beautiful scenery for 134km from Tallarook to Mansfield. The Great Victorian Rail Trail encounters rivers and lakes, valleys and mountains, and a host of charming towns among much more.

Wheely good views: Great Victorian Rail Trail.

Random fact

The town is named after Edward Seymour, the Duke of Somerset. Edward was a distant relative of Jane Seymour, who was the third wife of Henry VIII.

Seymour accommodation

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Seymour, stick with us…

BIG4 Seymour Holiday Park

Park type: Holiday

Set on the banks of the Goulburn River in shaded and spacious surrounds, BIG4 Seymour offers the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its selection of cabin accommodation is backed by powered and unpowered sites, including drive-through options.

BIG4 Seymour is nestled within shaded and spacious surrounds.

Key in-park features include a sizeable camp kitchen and undercover BBQ areas with picnic tables as well as a jumping pad and playground for kids. And the park is pet-friendly, too.

From here, walking and cycling tracks and a boat ramp are all accessed with utmost ease.

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