Best Weekend Trips from Perth to Northam
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 town’s architecture on foot is rewarding and along the way, you’ll also discover many craft and curio shops.
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 or join the Shire of Northam’s Bilya Bidi guided tours.
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