Goulburn River Seymour
The Goulburn River is Victoria’s longest river spanning 654 kilometres beginning in the highlands of the Victorian Alps and flowing out into the Murray River on the Victorian and NSW Border. Seymour sits idyllically on the banks of the Goulburn with calm waters meandering around the township. The Goulburn River at Seymour is wider than usual from bank to bank and features shallow to deep water sections. The banks feature large gum trees native to our region and are teaming with bird life, watching the sunset over the river and listening to the kookaburras is an Australian dream to be had in Seymour.
There’s plenty to do on the Goulburn River while in Seymour, fishing, swimming, walking trails, boating and canoeing. The best access points to the river are two nature reserves, Goulburn Park on Guild Street and New Crossing Place on Manners Road. Both reserves have BBQ, toilet and boat launching facilities.
Fishing on the banks of the Goulburn River is one of the most relaxing and fun things you can do. Fish species include redfin, cod, yellowbelly and Murray cod. Fishing can be done from the Banks of the river but it’s important to check out licencing requirements first (vfa.vic.gov.au/fishing-licence).
There are plenty of open spots along the Goulburn River in Seymour to wash away the hot summer days by taking a relaxing dip or sticking your toes in. Goulburn Park has good access down the river banks to relatively shallow areas for swimming before the river becomes deeper.
Boating and Canoeing
Boat ramps are located at Goulburn Park and New Crossing Place in Seymour and are the perfect place to launch your boat or canoe and make the most of the calm waters and take in the beauty of the river red gum’s which make up the river banks.
Seymour River Trail
The Seymour River Trail begins at the New Crossing Place and meanders through natural bushland and along the banks of the Goulburn River. The walk also includes plenty of picnic spots to enjoy the view of the river. Enjoy nature without leaving town and introduce the kids to the simple pleasures of birdwatching and wildlife-spotting.
Old Goulburn Bridge
The old Goulburn Bridge was the entrance to Seymour from the Hume Highway and the crossing place over the Goulburn River between Melbourne and Sydney. The bridge was constructed in 1893 and is National Trust listed, the bridge structure remains but cannot be crossed. The bridge is visible from a viewing platform along the Seymour River Trail which begins at the New Crossing place.
It’s possible to camp right on the banks of the Goulburn River in Seymour, Big 4 Caravan Park offer powered and non-powered camping sites on the green lawns of Goulburn Park. Free camping is also available along the banks of Northwood Road just outside Seymour with views of the Old Goulburn Bridge.