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.
The longest of its kind in Australia and the perfect setting for viewing the White Swan and bird colonies.
The imposing Town Hall has served the town for many generations and it is still a focal point for the community.
The mill was built in 1871 by Thomas Wilding, a very early and prominent settler.
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
There are many other walk and drive trails in Northam and the Avon Valley.
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!
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 www.wundowieironfestival.com.
For more information call the Northam Visitor Centre
There are many hotels, taverns and cafes to dine in.