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Day Trip Adventure

Option 1

Grab a coffee and some breakfast to go from one of our many local eateries and take them on a morning walk. The Around the Bridges trail is great for a morning stroll to see the abundance of bird life along the Avon River in the heart of Northam. Pick the perfect spot to feed the ducks and swans which call the river home and cross the longest suspension bridge of its kind in Australia. Visit the Swan Enclosure, which serves as a protected habitat for Northam's flock of white swans, the only white swans in Australia that breed naturally in the wild. Swan food can be purchased at the Northam Visitor Centre.

After your walk, spend time immersing yourself in Northam’s rich cultural history at Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge. This regional tourist attraction offers an interactive educational experience that recognises the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Nyoongar Ballardong region. For an extra special experience, take a guided tour through the centre with one of our knowledgeable local Nyoongar guides.

Grab some lunch from one of our various local eateries, and then hop in the car to view the art on the thirty-eight-metre-high silos. Two internationally acclaimed artists were engaged to paint the silos. It took over sixteen days to complete and used around seven hundred and forty litres of paint.

Finish your evening with a traditional pub feed at one of our many heritage pubs where the locals will give you a warm welcome.

Option 2

Start your morning with an enchanting experience of a sunrise balloon ride over the picturesque Avon Valley, followed by a very special breakfast at one of our local cafes (included with booking).

Head to the visitor centre to find out more about what you can see and do in Northam, and browse the fascinating displays, art for sale, and local souvenirs. After this, take a stroll next door to Bilya Koort Boodja where you can immerse yourself in the local Nyoongar culture and take part in one of their many creative and educational workshops or on-country tours.

Take a lunch stop at one of our local food & drink venues to experience a true taste of Northam before exploring Northam’s history at the Northam Heritage Centre. Wander through the beautiful old railway station that houses the museum and visualise how the station would have operated at the turn of the century where you can enter the train carriages and climb aboard the engine of a steam locomotive. Follow your visit with a stroll down Fitzgerald Street to find all the sculptures and discover the history of some of Northam’s heritage buildings, and don’t forget to grab one of our self-guided tours to learn more about Northam’s myriad of historical buildings on the way. On Sundays, you can also make your historical adventure extra special by exploring Northam’s first house - Morby Cottage, a perfectly preserved piece of Northam’s history.

Finish with a dining experience at one of our many local restaurants serving a number of international cuisines to suit all tastes, and visit one of our many drinks venues afterwards.

Option 3

Hop in the car and grab breakfast to go from one of our many breakfast spots before heading out to Clackline to explore the many picturesque walk trails and photography opportunities. On your travels, you will find wildflowers, important historical sites, and possibly encounter some of the local wildlife.

Take a drive out to Spencers Brook or Bakers Hill to grab lunch from one of the charming dining spots nestled in the Northam countryside, and then head out to follow one of our many self-drive trails around the Shire.

For dinner, why not try one of the many varied dining venues outside of the Northam townsite, and finish your evening stargazing along Katrine Road, where you will find a number of perfect spots for a spot of astrophotography.