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Explore Town


Visitor Centre:
Northam Visitor Centre
2 Grey Street
Phone: (08) 96222100
Visitor website:
Northam is the largest agricultural township in the state and is situated amid rich and fertile farmlands. It is the perfect base in which to explore the Avon Valley.
The Avon River flows through the town and is fringed by soft grassy banks and shady trees creating a delightful picnic setting, enhanced by an abundance of wildlife including endangered birds and Northam’s unique WHITE Swan colony.
Northam is home to 5 state premiers and 185 heritage listed buildings.
Suspension Bridge

The longest of its kind in Australia and the perfect setting for viewing the White Swan and bird colonies.

Town Hall

The imposing Town Hall has served the town for many generations and it is still a focal point for the community.

Flour Mill

The mill was built in 1871 by Thomas Wilding, a very early and prominent settler.

Historic Town Walk and Buildings

Takes you on a walk through time to Northam’s most prominent and
beautiful historic buildings, incorporating Northam Historical Town Sculptures.
Morby Cottage, built by the founder of Northam John Morrell in 1836 still stands and has been converted to a museum. The Old Railway Station is also a great place to visit to take you back
to yesteryear.
There are many other walk and drive trails in Northam and the Avon Valley.

Hot Air Ballooning and Recreational Aviation

Northam is the Recreational Aviation Capital of the West. You can experience the once in a lifetime adventure with a tranquil hot air balloon flight followed by a champagne breakfast. Ballooning runs from April to November. The scenery is spectacular!

Coming Events

Avon River Festival,
Minson Avenue and Fitzgerald Street, night before start of the Avon Descent. Carnival atmosphere, fireworks display, fire dancers, live music, ice sculpting and Float Parade. 5pm-late, free entry.

Avon Descent , Avon River, 1st Saturday in August, 8am start, free to spectate, visit

Concerts in the Park, Bernard Park, late January auto early March, every 2nd Saturday, 7pm—10pm, free community event, supported by Lotterywest.

Flying 50—Vintage on Avon and Free Family Fun Day, Minson Avenue & Avon Mall, 1st Sunday in April, 10am - 4pm, free to spectate - entry fee into pits.

Wundowie Iron Festival, Wundowie Oval, mid-May, 10am-5pm, free entry, visit
For more information call the Northam Visitor Centre

Dining in Northam

There are many hotels, taverns and cafes to dine in.

There are many hotels cafés and restaurants to dine in, including two 2006 Gold Plate Award winning cafés.