Road trip to Seymour, Victoria

by possandruby

Located just over 1 hour drive north of Melbourne is Seymour, a quintessential Victorian country town. With wide streets dotted with historic buildings and friendly locals, a visit here is welcoming and offers a slower pace from city life.  The majestic Goulburn River winds around the town lined by magnificent River Red Gums and meandering river side walking paths. 

Take in the towns long military history at various monuments and then visit local eateries to refuel. Indulge in some of the local wines and other quality produce grown in the fertile farmland of the region.  The perfect day trip destination or an ideal base to explore from, Seymour has an array of accommodation options and is easily accessible by rail and road.

Things to see and do in Seymour

Vietnam War Memorial

A tribute to more than 60,000 Australians who served in the Vietnam War, this memorial is a stark reminder of those who bravely fought for their country. A wall of panels weaves along the reserve listing all the names of those who served. Nearby, you can see a tank and a mounted helicopter that were used in the war. Ceremonies are held here throughout the year to commemorate days of significance in Australia’s war history. There is plenty of car parking available surrounding the walk and the visitor information centre is nearby.

Vietnam Veterans Walk High St, at the junction of Emily St and Tallarook St, Seymour

Goulburn River Walk

Meandering along the banks of the river among the towering gum trees is an accessible walking path, starting from New Crossing Place Lions Park and winding its way to the historic Goulburn River Bridge. Built in 1893, visitors can see the bridge’s full expanse from the riverside viewing platform. However, crossing the bridge is prohibited due to safety concerns. Slow the pace and relax at the picnic spots and park benches dotted along the trail to enjoy the river and surrounding bush and farmland.

Goulburn River Walk. Access the walk and Lions Park from Manners St, Seymour

Seymour Bushland Reserve

Just out of town you will find the Seymour Bushland Reserve open dawn until dusk. This Reserve was originally part of the Kitchener Military Camp, used for military training from 1910 to the 1960s.  The 62 hectare park was established as a Reserve in 1978 to allow the natural environment to re-generate.  Orchids and wildflowers are a highlight during spring, you may also see kangaroos and plenty of native birdlife. You can explore the park via two walks a shorter 25 minute loop and a longer 45 minute trail.

Seymour Bushland Reserve. 9088 Goulburn Valley Highway, Seymour

Places to eat and drink in Seymour

BurgerMe Seymour

This roadside stop offers quality Aussie style burgers and accompaniments from a small outdoor diner on the Old Highway.  Here you won’t find brioche buns, wagyu burgers or buttermilk fried chicken just quality home made beef patties and fresh salads and yes they include egg and beetroot – fair dinkum! Sides of hot chips and onion rings are on offer and specials grace the standard menu on occasion from Loaded Kransky to Fish & Chilli Burgers.

BurgerMe Seymour, 24 Emily Street, Seymour

Gaffney’s Pie Kitchen

One of the best pie bakery’s in the State you can choose from a wide selection of flavours from traditional beef to the unique chicken parma pie. For an accompaniment be sure to try the homemade tomato sauce. There are family pies and take home options as well.  For the sweet tooth, there is an extensive range of baked treats from the classic vanilla slice, carrot cake, blood plum slice and our favourite the superbly delicious apple cake.

Gaffney Pie Kitchen, 88 Station Street, Seymour

Wine by Sam

Once an old fabric dyeworks now a modern winery and cellar door open for tastings and wines sales. Winemaker Sam Plunkett masterfully creates delicious wines from grapes grown in the nearby granitic soil of the Strathbogie Ranges. Varieties include Riesling, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  Stop in at the cellar door from Friday to Sunday 10am – 4pm for wine bar food, coffee, cake and of course amazing wine.


Wine by Sam 69 Anzac Ave, Seymour

Places to stay in Seymour
The Big 4 Seymour Holiday Park is located on the banks of the beautiful Goulburn River, offering a range of cabins and campsites perfect for families. Alternatively, you can choose from a selection of accommodation options with Airbnb.

How to get to Seymour?

Seymour is located just off the Hume Freeway, approximately 1 hour (116km) drive from Melbourne’s CBD.

If you are coming from northern Victoria, drive towards Bendigo and connect with the McIvor Highway heading south east and then join the Northern Highway continuing south. Turn off on the Seymour-Tooborac Road which takes you directly into town.

Seymour is also accessible by a V/Line train service and coach service, approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes journey from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station. There are multiple departures daily. The coach and train service stop at the historic train station located on the aptly named Station Street.

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LITTLE WANDERINGWREN February 9, 2021 - 6:02 am

Oh my, that looks the perfect Australian dream trip – I want to go to Burger Me and have a Pie and take a wander by the river. Did you find anywhere perfect for a coffee?

admin June 8, 2021 - 1:22 pm

As a non-coffee drinker I don’t tend to hunt it out but I know Brewers Table and Wines by Sam both do coffees and I have had good reports from friends and family. The Burger is so good such a classic Aussie experience, you will love it!


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