Situated on the banks of the Goulburn River is the picturesque town of Seymour, Victoria, Australia. Perfectly set in a valley at the base of the Tallarook Ranges. Seymour is about 1 hour drive from Melbourne, via the junction of the Hume and Goulburn Valley Highways. Seymour has a lot of attractions, accommodations, activities, restaurants, and exciting events you wouldn’t dare miss.
Seymour has a wide variety of accommodation types from cheap motels, fancy hotels, budget friendly caravan parks, quiet self contained accommodations, and affordable bed and breakfast accommodation. There’s lots of accommodation types to choose from it all depends on your preference.
There’s a wide range of restaurants and establishments in Seymour which offers fresh locally-produced foods and wines. The Prince of Wales Hotel, Old Post Office Seymour the world class Fine Art Gallery and Restaurant in town, The Seymour Club, The Royal Hotel, and The Railway Hotel are among those establishments.
RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum in Seymour is a popular tourist destination. The museum has 70 Armoured Fighting Vehicles on display in Hopkins Barracks, the home of Australian Armour at Puckapunyal, Victoria. The museum is one of the largest armour museums in the Southern hemisphere and is home of the Annual Alternative Farming Expo in Seymour.
The recently opened Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail begins in Tallarook which is close to the town. Seymour is also home to the newest attraction in town The Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk. It’s the only one of its kind in Australia dedicated to Vietnam Veterans.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centre on the other hand, operates as special heritage rail passenger services throughout Victoria utilising its extensive fleet of preserved diesel locomotives and makes locomotives available for hire and long term lease to private operators. Great for private parties and intimate gatherings.
The depot is now the home of the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre. The heritage centre has a large collection of vintage and heritage locomotives, diesels and rolling stock that is opened to the public on a regular basis for viewing.
Seymour is a town rich in heritage attractions. For example, The Seymour Court House it was built in 1864 and served as a Telegraph Office before the first world war. Although there have been attempts of bringing down the building the towns people managed to prevent them. At this moment, Seymour’s Old Court House still stands and is now managed by local volunteers as the Seymour’s Visitor Information Centre.
Visit Seymour and drop by at the Seymour Visitor Information Centre at Old Court House, Cnr Emily & High Sts, Seymour. Or just Phone them at 5799 0233 or send them an email: firstname.lastname@example.org the centre is open daily from 9am to 5pm.
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