Canoeing on the Goulburn River, Matthew Walsh / Tourism Victoria

Population 6062

Seymour is a commercial, industrial and agricultural town on the Goulburn River. The area was recommended for a military base by Lord Kitchener during his visit in 1909. Nearby Puckapunyal became an important training place for troops during World War II, and remains a major army base today.

Visitor Information

Old Courthouse, Emily St; (03) 5799 0233

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Nearby towns

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  • Yea

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In Town

Royal Hotel: featured in Russell Drysdale's famous 1941 painting Moody's Pub; Emily St.

Old Courthouse: built in 1864, it now houses local art; Emily St.

Fine Art Gallery: in the old post office; Emily St.

Goulburn River: a walking track goes by the river and the Old Goulburn Bridge has been preserved as a historic relic.

Goulburn Park: for picnics and swimming; Cnr Progress and Guild sts.

Railway Heritage Centre: restored steam engines and carriages; open by appt; Railway Pl.

Australian Light Horse Memorial Park: Goulburn Valley Hwy.


Tallarook State Forest Tallarook is a popular destination for bushwalking, camping, rock climbing and horseriding. The key features are Mt Hickey, the highest point in the park and the location of a fire-lookout tower, and Falls Creek Reservoir, a scenic picnic spot. Warragul Rocks offers great views over the Goulburn River. 10 km S.

Travellers note: Lookout from Warragul Rocks can only be accessed via private property. The landowner requests that any visitor contact him first to arrange access: Ron Milanovic, 0413 402 744.

Wineries: several in the area, including Somerset Crossing Vineyards, 2 km S; Plunkett Fowles, 21 km NE; Tahbilk, 26 km N; Mitchelton, 28 km N.

RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum: Puckapunyal army base; 10 km W.

Fishing spots near town

Goulburn River 56 km

The Goulburn River from Eildon Pondage to Alexandra is one of the most popular stretches of trout water in Victoria. Places like Thornton, ‘Gilmore’s Bridge’ and the Breakaway, where the Acheron River... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Fowles Wine

This winery cafe is an integral part of the cellar door that overlooks the vineyard to Mount Bernard and the start of the Strathbogie Ranges. The seasonally changing menu features local produce such as Avenel mushrooms... Find out more

The Shed Cafe

Don’t let the name of this country diner fool you into thinking you will be dining in a rustic farm shed, for this ‘shed’ is a slick contemporary building enjoying some of the most scenic views in the... Find out more

Campsites around town

Trawool Reservoir camping area 11 km

You’ll need a 4WD to get out to Trawool Reservoir, an old water storage at the northern edge of the forest. Drive along Main Rd and turn onto East Falls Rd. For some good views of the surrounding area, head up Mt... Find out more

Freemans camping area 15 km

Formerly the site of a forestry camp, Freemans is now regularly occupied by picnickers and other daytrippers. The open nature of the site makes it good for families and other large groups. Get onto Main Rd from Ennis Rd,... Find out more

Major Creek Reserve camping area 20 km

The camping area at Major Creek Reserve is accessed via Mitchellstown Rd, which departs the Goulburn Valley Hwy about 6 km south of Nagambie and heads west through an old quartz-mining area. There’s plenty of flat... Find out more

No. 1 Camp camping area 33 km

Gatherings of horseriders and other large groups often base themselves at No. 1 Camp, which is a spacious open site – you’re likely to have company if you stay here. Turn east on North Mountain Rd at... Find out more

Regular Camp camping area (walk-in camping) 34 km

This camping area, a short distance south of No. 1 Camp on Main Mountain Rd, is surrounded by bollards so you can’t park beside your tent. At the southern end of the park is the short, easy walk from Blairs Hut to... Find out more

Molesworth Caravan Park 39 km

There are decent facilities at Molesworth Caravan Park, including a laundry, showers and BBQs. It's located in a riverside reserve, signposted north off the hwy to the west of the bridge over the Goulburn River.... Find out more

Dargile camping area 40 km

The Dargile camping area is accessed from the Heathcote–North Costerfield Rd. On the way there, head up Mt Ida or to the Viewing Rock Lookout in the McIvor Range for some great views; from the latter you can hike... Find out more

Greens Campground 43 km

From Rushworth, follow the Rushworth–Nagambie Rd and then turn onto Green Rd to reach the campground. Once you’ve settled in, walk through the Balaclava open-cut mine and past the remains of puddling machines... Find out more

Brooks River Reserve camping area 51 km

To reach this compact camping area, head north-west out of historic Alexandra township on the Maroondah Hwy and turn west on Swanns La, which leads down to the banks of the Goulburn River. There are fireplaces here but... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Goulburn River Tourist Park 1 km

This park is about 1 km from the town centre in a quiet off-highway location on the banks of the Goulburn River. The park offers good clean facilities and is easily accessible. There are canoes for hire. Bookings... Find out more

Euroa Caravan and Cabin Park 49 km

Just a short walk to the centre of town, this park stretches along the banks of the creek. It is a good spot in a lovely setting and has a large number of tourist sites. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Rosehill Cottages

Lucky the guests who stay at these two self-contained cottages, for they are part of The Shed at Trawool complex in the heart of the historic Trawool Valley – and breakfast is served in the outstanding adjacent... Find out more

Trawool Valley Resort

Located in the picturesque Trawool Valley en route to Yea, this Tudor-style resort is beautifully sited overlooking the valley itself. Family-run, it offers 27 comfortable suites with all mod cons – reverse-cycle... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Grass Tree rest area 8 km

11km NE of Seymour (L) 

Just off the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.

Taungurung rest area 9 km

19km S of Nagambie (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees. For southbound only.

Trawool rest area 9 km

10km SE of Seymour (L) or 28km NW of Yea (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Coach Road rest area 11 km

89km S of Benalla (L)

Just off the freeway among a few trees. For southbound only.

King Parrot Creek rest area 17 km

21km SE of Seymour (L) or 17km NW of Yea (R)

Well off the highway under some large trees.

Yea East rest area 34 km

1km E of Yea (R) or 30km W of Alexandra (L)

Just off the highway under shady trees.

Sheepwash Lagoon rest area 37 km

11km E of Yea (R) or 20km W of Alexandra (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.      

Koriella rest area 49 km

25km E of Yea (L) or 6km NW of Alexandra (R)

Large area adjacent to the highway. Good shade.

Calder Woodburn rest area 53 km

31km N of Nagambie (L)

Just off the highway. For northbound only.

Balmattum rest area 56 km

62km NE of Seymour (L)  

Just off the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.

What's on around town

Market: Kings Park; 3rd Sat each month.

Alternative Farming Expo: Feb.

Tastes of the Goulburn: food and wine festival; Oct.

Seymour Cup: Oct.

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