Northam provides a great base from which to explore the Avon Valley.

Located just over an hour from Perth on the Great Eastern Highway, Northam is WA's largest inland town and is home to over 185 heritage listed buildings. Exploring the towns architecture on foot is a rewarding experience and along the way you'll also discover many craft and curio shops. There's also a wide range of cafes and restaurants from alfresco to fine dining.

The Avon River flows through the town and is fringed by soft grassy banks and shady trees. Picnicking beside the river is a popular pastime and it is here that you can also observe the activities of the elegant white swans which were brought here by settlers over 150 years ago. Or, you can spy on the swans from the heady heights of the pedestrian suspension bridge which passes over the Avon - the longest of its kind in Australia.

There are many activities to choose from in Northam such as hot air ballooning, hang gliding or white water rafting. To learn more about this beautiful town, why not join one of the Shire of Northam's Bilya Bidi guided tours. Join experienced and knowledgeable local guides on walking or bus tours to discover Northam's diverse, natural and cultural history.

Things to see and do in Northam

  • Catch the AvonLink train from Perth to Northam with Transwa
  • Stop in at the Northam Visitor Centre for brochures, information and bookings
  • Go hot air ballooning with Windward Balloon Adventures
  • Discover Northam's 185 heritage listed buildings
  • Potter through the many craft and curio stores
  • Picnic on the banks of the Avon River
  • View the white swans from the pedestrian suspension bridge
  • Join the Shire of Northam's Bilya Bidi guided tours

Visit Northam

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Explore the Avon Valley

Northam Town Hall, Northam

Northam

Located just over an hour east from Perth, Northam is WA's largest inland town and is home to over 185 heritage listed buildings and provides the perfect base to explore the region.

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Toodyay

Nestled in a valley between scenic hills and on the banks of the Avon River, Toodyay presents some perfect examples of 19th century architecture, while retaining its own unique country charm.

Canola York

York

The township of York, established in 1831, was the first inland European settlement in WA and is renowned for its colonial architecture and heritage precints.

New Norcia, Avon Valley

New Norcia

A true escape, this unique hamlet 130km north east of Perth is Australia's only monastic town. Everyone, regardless of their beliefs, will be stilled by the soul of this tranquil community.

Beverley, Avon Valley

Beverley

Beverly is one of Western Australia's oldest settlements. Take a two hour drive east of Perth, through picturesque farmland, paddocks and forests and be transported back in time.

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