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Seymour is situated on the leafy banks of the winding Goulburn River, at the foot of the beautiful Tallarook Ranges. Set on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, this area is known for its abundant wildlife and farmlands. The local Aboriginal Rich in heritage and history, life in the charming township offers the best of both worlds. You’ll have all the beauty and tranquility of mountains, lakes and wineries at your fingertips, while all the hustle and bustle of Melbourne is just an hour and a half away by car.
Distance to Melbourne
120km. Approximately a 1.5-hour drive.
Median house price: $286,500
Median house rent: $280 p/w
Median unit price: $170,166
Median unit rent: $225 p/w
Arts, Culture and Events
Seymour may not be big, but its events calendar is never short on exciting experiences. Every year, the town attracts visitors from near and far to experience Tastes of the Goulburn. You can enjoy live theatre thanks to The Seymour Performers’ Workshop and have the chance to meet like-minded lovers of culture through the town’s art society and historical society. Seymour even has its own Racing Club, which schedules 20 race meetings every year, including the not-to-be-missed Seymour Cup.
Food and wine scene
Located in the historic Station Street precinct, the Brewer’s Table is loved for its distinctive, seasonal menu, using locally sourced produce, which are matched with local wines, beers and ciders. Just up the road is the award-winning Gaffney’s Bakery and Pie Kitchen, where you’ll find a mouthwatering selection of pies and cakes baked on site. Winery Kitchen is the place to go for a hearty Italian meal and wood-fired pizzas, while Burger Me, a Seymour institution, has been serving up the town’s best burgers for more than 60 years.
The Seymour River Trail is perfect for picnicking and picturesque spots for camping. Spend the day on the riverbanks at Goulburn Park and go swimming, fishing, boating or canoeing, then fire up a barbecue for dinner. Avenel Maze’s mind-boggling mazes and mini-golf make it perfect for a fun day out. Visit Kerrisdale Mountain Rail Museum and take the steam train to the Summit Station, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Tallarook Ranges.
The great outdoors and sporting facilities
Victoria’s longest river, the Goulburn, has countless cycling and walking tracks to explore. Pioneer Park has a fascinating walking trail, where you can meander through gardens of established trees and roses, and walk past headstones that pay tribute to Seymour’s pioneering families. The Vietnam Veterans’ Walk is a moving, commemorative path that pays respect to the servicemen and women who’ve lost their lives serving the country. The region also offers a range of sports at local clubs with first-rate facilities:
• Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre
• Seymour Football and Netball Club
• Seymour Black Powder Club – shooting club
The area is home to many colourful and unique independent stores, as well as a shopping centre with two supermarket chains to cater for your grocery needs. And you’ll never want to miss Tallarook or Avenel Farmers’ Markets for the fresh, seasonal produce, gourmet delights and one-off goods on offer every month.
Served by several major highways, Seymour has its own railway station with services to Melbourne running regularly. Regional trains and buses connect it to nearby towns and facilities making local travel easy.
Health and community services
Seymour has a comprehensive range of premium health services, including Seymour Medical Clinic and Seymour District Memorial Hospital. Seymour Club and Community and Neighbourhood House both offer many forms of support as well as providing the vibrant community with opportunities for people to connect with each other.
The region offers early years, primary, secondary and further educational facilities, with a total of three schools to choose from: Highlands Primary School (Co-ed P-6), Seymour College (Co-ed P-12), St Mary’s Seymour College (Co-ed P-10 Catholic).