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There is plenty of Adventure in the Shire of Northam! A unique contrast of old and new the Avon Valley offers a wide variety of experiences for the discerning traveler. Whether you are tempted by an adventure holiday, a romantic weekend, a family getaway or the chance to explore some of the Avon Valley's rich history, the Avon Valley is the place to be as you discover a new holiday experience close to Perth in WA.

Hot Air Ballooning

Established in 1982, Windward Balloon Adventures is Western Australia’s premier commercial ballooning company celebrating over 40 years of operations and very proud to be WA locally owned and operated.

Hot Air Ballooning

Liberty Ballooning fly from April till the end of October, when the weather is most suitable for flights in this area. It is not only cool weather and we like that in ballooning, but also it is the time of the year when the winds are best for this activity.

Rally Car Driving

You can find Rally School Perth in the Bakers Hill region, an hour from suburban Perth. This part of the Perth Hills has famous ‘ball bearing’ gravel, typical of Western Australia, and will truly test your driving skills!                 

Flying School

Ever wanted to get your pilots license? Northam flying school offers Trial Instructional Flights. This flight is a hands-on experience flying from the captain's seat, with an instructor at your side to guide you through this unforgettable experience. 

Horse Riding

Trail rides run all year around. (Except for Christmas Day and Easter)

No experience necessary, we have a range of horses and ponies to suit your age and ability, all levels are catered for from beginners to advanced. Ages 4 and up.

Town Adventures

Go for a walk around Northam's Avon River, keeping an eye out for our swans and other wildlife.

Walk Fitzgerald St, see the many art murals, sculptures and historic buildings.

Scale up Mt Ommanney, the towns lookout.