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With the Great Dividing Range to the south and Murray River to the north, Goulburn River Valley lies in central Victoria and includes Alexandra, Seymour, Shepparton, Echuca, Euroa and other surrounding country towns. Goulburn Valley has a rich military history and is renowned for its long history of wine making, which dates back to 1860. Follow our guide to discover museums, galleries, markets and memorials steeped in tradition and history in the Goulburn River Valley.
Make the pilgrimage to Seymour and visit one of Australia’s most significant military sights. In 1914 the Seymour Camp was established as an army base as a result of the Great War. Once the war ended, the camp was expanded in 1921 and once again proved its importance during World War II. Tourists will enjoy visiting ANZAC Hill, which provides panoramic views of the surrounding area and is a reminder of Seymour’s ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) heritage.
The Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum operates as a tourist railway and museum which provides insight into the local timber history and the history of Rubicon Forest from 1900 to 1950 through sawmills and tramways. The museum also includes one of the most extensive machinery collections in the country, with a focus on narrow-gauge railway systems. Plus, you can ride the Great Victorian Rail Trail from Tallarook to Alexandra and Mansfield.
Dating back to 1872, the heritage Old Post Office in Seymour is now an art gallery, café and restaurant. The collection houses Australian impressionist, realist and contemporary art as well as pottery, sculpture, artglass and woodwork. After you’ve finished browsing, dine beside an open fire with a glass of Goulburn Valley wine in hand.
50 Emily Street, Seymour, Victoria, Australia, +61 03 5792-3170