Seymour Business Directory
A Guide to Seymour
Seymour, surrounded by lush rolling vineyards, breathtaking scenery and seeped in history, is a township just under 100km away from Melbourne. Nestled in the Goulburn River valley, Seymour has a growing tourist industry thanks to increasing interest in winery tours as well as a strong horse racing program. Agricultural tourism is also a feature and Seymour has been home to a rural festival that has been going strong for 150 years. With roots deep into the 1800s, Seymour's growth was as a railway town on the Sydney to Melbourne line and this legacy is still very visible in the antique station still in full use today. With a picturesque setting on the banks of the river and easy access, Seymour is a nice place for a family visit.
Points of interest
Seymour is the 2nd town to be mentioned in the original Aussie version of "I've been everywhere". Nearby (about 10kms away) is Puckapanyal Army Base - a significant and large training base and the home to a military museum and soldiers are often seen in Seymour.
Out and About in Seymour
Heritage trail - Walk or drive the route that takes you to the antique and significant buildings and spots of Seymour.
The Avenel Maze - A great place to take the kids. There is a play area, picnic area and facilities for BBQ. Kids and adults will love the real life labyrinth, mazes, mini gold and more. They have an excellent collection of local wines for Mums and Dads as well.
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre - Offers heritage train tours for the perfect opportunity to see the countryside whilst enjoying a very civilised meal and glass of crisp local wine. A number of vintage locomotives are also on show and the restoration workshops are also open to the public.
The RAAC Tank Museum - The largest collection of militaria in the southern hemisphere with over 70 armoured vehicles on display. Set out over a whopping 4000 square metres, the museum has tanks and vehicle from both World Wars, the Boer war and more.
The Old Post Office - A bustling postal gateway in its heyday during the 1800's, has had a facelift and is now a contemporary art gallery and restaurant.
The Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk - A moving tribute to the brave men and women who lost their lives in the devastating tragedy of the Vietnam War. The name of every person is forever remembered in glass panels alongside the tree lined walk.
Lions Park - Sits alongside the sparkling Goulburn River and is a lovely setting for chilling out, lighting a BBQ, enjoying a picnic, enjoying a day of quiet fishing or launching a boat to enjoy some water sports and swimming.
The Seymour Racing Club - Has a jam-packed racing season throughout the year and plenty of facilities to keep the whole family entertained for the day.
Winery Tours - Various vineyards around the town offer tours and tastings.
Seymour Show - Thousands descend on the town every 1st Saturday to indulge in traditional rural pursuits and festivities including a host of agricultural competitions. Other festivals in Seymour are the Tastes of Goulburn and the Victoria Wines Festival.
Dining Out - With fresh local produce well featured and complimenting wine lists, there's a good few places to eat out in Seymour.