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Points of Interest

Australian Light Horse Memorial Park

Type:
Attraction & Military heritage
Location:
Goulburn Valley Highway, Seymour VIC 3660 (See map)
Website:
http://www.lighthorsepark.org.au/

The Australian Light Horse Memorial Park covers 150 hectares and is part of the land which was Victoria’s largest Army base, the Seymour Camp, known to many as site 17. Here, over 100 years ago, soldiers gathered to prepare for war. Once a busy camp, today the park is a quiet and peaceful place that is a great day out for the whole family.

Army camp relics

Visit the park to explore one of Australia’s most important military heritage sites or to enjoy a stroll or a picnic in the tranquil bushland setting with its wide range of flora and fauna.

Throughout the park there are scattered relics of the Army Camp days. As all accommodation was under tents, the only structures were ablutions blocks, cook houses, and administrative buildings. The foundations of the 27 Camp hospital are still there.

Panoramic views of ranges and countryside

Anzac Hill is the highest point in the park and offers 360-degree views of the beautiful surrounding countryside. To the South is the Tallarook Range, to the East, the National Trust listed Trawool Valley and Mount Puckapunyal is visible to the west. It is well worth the walk to the top.

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