Located in the heart of the picturesque Avon Valley, Northam is home to a diverse range of tourist and heritage attractions. Relax by the Avon River, take in some of the town’s rich history, or walk across the suspension bridge to view the white swans. Other attractions include hot air ballooning, walking trails, historic buildings, horse racing and much more.
Northam is home to a multitude of historical, cultural, and modern attractions, ranging from the second highest collection of historically significant buildings in WA to exciting new outdoor public art pieces. Alongside a vibrant calendar of regular events,Northam often hosts larger scale external events such as the National Ballooning Championships.
Recently opened in Northam is Bilya Koort Boodja: Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge. Bilya Koort Boodja offers an interactive educational experience that recognises the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Avon River region.
The Northam Visitor Centre, located by the Avon River, includes free Wi-fi, an interpretive space featuring the “Sense of Place” Migrant Exhibition, Northam’s First People Exhibition, and environmental displays. Visit the Centre for advice on places to see, stay and eat while you are in the area, information on activities, a wide range of local produce and artwork, and a great selection of souvenirs and gifts. From $12 per person you can also experience one of the Centre’s increasingly popular tours to soak up Northam’s rich heritage and beautiful surrounds.
- Walking Tours, Trails & Guided Tours
- Public Art
- Historical Buildings & Stories
- Northam Heritage Centre Museum
- Australia’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge
- Exciting community events
- Displays; Migrants, Northam’s First People, Environmental & Art
- Free Wi-fi (Visitor Centre & other locations)
- AvonLink (train service)