In the Avon Valley
Northam, on the banks of the scenic Avon River, in the heart of the Avon Valley, is an hour’s drive from Perth. It is the largest regional town between Perth and Kalgoorlie and the commercial hub for the surrounding agriculture district. There are numerous attractions, cafes and restaurants, plenty of shopping and a multi-screen movie theatre.
The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Australia spans the River Avon. The grassed river bank is an ideal spot to picnic or to feed the white swans.
In August each year Notham is the starting point for the exciting Northam Avon Descent, Australia’s white water classic, 133 kms of fast boat racing. The river becomes a total contrast to its sleepy meanderings during the spring to Autumn months.
From Northam’s humble beginnings in 1836 the town became the bustling departure point for prospectors pursuing dreams to the goldfields in the 1890s. Northam’s historic buildings can be appreciated on a town walk.
The Flour Mill, built in 1871 is still in operation. Morby Cottage, an early settler’s cottage is open Sundays 10.30-4.00. The Railway Station Museum displays railway stock and memorabilia - open Sundays 10am-4pm.
Mount Ommanney Lookout offers panoramic vistas.
Or create lifetime memories with a birdseye view from a balloon. There are scenic drives and wildflowers in spring. Relax on an informative Bus Tour of the District.
The Migrant Exhibition at the Avon Visitor Centre captures the stories of Northam’s post war migrants. Settlers in a New Land
For further information see
Northam Visitor Centre.
2 Grey Street, Northam
Phone (08) 9622 2100