Around bank of the goulburn, only a short distance from the town centre is the perfect base to explore the various attractions in the area and take advantage of the regions growing reputation as a wine & food destination.
…for art & history buffs
Old Post Office – ‘Fine Art Gallery’ exhibits a wide variety of art and craft by Australian award winning artists. The fully licensed restaurant also offers a cosy open fire and an extensive menu.
Seymour Heritage Drive – takes you to 41 historical sites dating from 1839.
Maps outline a brief history of each point of interest and are available from the Seymour Visitor Information Centre just a few minutes walk along Emily Street.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre – features rural Victoria’s premier collection of Heritage Victoria Railway Locomotives and Carriages. Heritage train excursions are also conducted regularly to locations around Victoria.
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk – Opened in 2013 the walk commemorates the contributions Australians made in the Vietnam War.
RAAC Memorial & Army Tank Museum – features over 79 tanks, Australian Light Horse memorabilia, armoured cars & anti-armour weapons.
…for nature lovers
Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail – Victoria’s longest rail trail spans 134kms through the beautiful countryside following the old disused rail line from Tallarook to Mansfield. The trail is a shared bicycle, walking and bridle track with numerous entry and exit points, more information is at www.victorianrailtrails.com.au
Seymour Walking Trail – accessible from the back of ‘the Bank’ is 4.5km and follows the Goulburn River, beginning behind Somerset Winery the trail affords the opportunity to view some magnificent scenery, historic sites & native wildlife.
Lions Park / New Crossing Place – in the vicinity of the old punt crossing place over the Goulburn River, it has a boat ramp, fishing platform, picnic tables and BBQ’s set next to the river amongst the huge old gums.
Goulburn Park – is an ideal spot for picnics, fishing and boating the park is located on Progress St on the banks on the Goulburn River.
…some family fun
Kerrisdale Mountain Railway & Museum – A unique railway built on a two foot guage on a zig-zag formation, steep grades and tight curves also abound this scenic journey.
Avenel Maze – Lose yourself in one of the five mazes, play some mini-golf or enjoy a barbeque on the beautiful grounds that was once roamed by the Kelly Gang!
SPC Ardmona & Kidstown – located in Shepparton, factory sales and adventure playground are open most days of the year.
Winery Cruise – along the Goulburn River to the Tahbilk and Mitchelton wineries.
Seymour Craft & Produce Market – held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Kings Park, just across the street, features over 100 stalls and offering arts & crafts, fresh produce, garden supplies, specialty foods and local wines.
Seymour Races, Golf, Canoeing, and Skydiving are also available in the area.
…for wine lovers
Tahbilk Winery & Wetlands Cafe – c1860 the winery is Victoria’s oldest family owned winery & vineyard. The property features historic winery buildings, original underground cellars, wine tasting as well as wetlands walk, Eco Cruise through the Tahbilk lagoons and a Cafe at which to relax.
Mitchelton Winery & Restaurant – is just a short drive along the Goulburn Valley Highway and is the place to experience some fabulous Victorian wine and hospitality. Mitchelton’s famous tower is perched atop the cellar door and art gallery.
Fowles Winery – Overlooking the Strathbogie Ranges, the winery features a vast tank farm and barrel hall with over 1000 barrels as well as a secluded mediterranean style courtyard in which to enjoy a fabulous meal, not to mention sample some wine!
For further information on what to do in Seymour and the surrounding areas, please visit www.goulburnrivervalley.com.au