Things To Do

The Northam Visitors Centre is located at 2 Grey Street in Northam on the banks of the river. 

The friendly staff at the Visitors Centre will be able to offer advice on places to see, stay and eat while you are in the area, information on heritage sites and the places of interest that you may enjoy during your stay. 

View more information about the Northam Visitor Centre.

Attractions, Accommodation, and Eating Out

Download our Attractions Guide

Download our Eating Out Guide

Download our Accommodation Guide


At present, the Northam Visitor Centre operates a number of tours around the historic town of Northam.  

Historical Buildings Bus Tour

$15 per person/ $12 each for groups of 15 or more. If you are bringing your own bus and driver, a flat fee of $100 per tour will apply.

Prepare to be taken back in time on our most popular tour around Northam. During the tour, you will see many of the iconic buildings of Northam’s history, and will learn about the important people who lived and worked there. You will have the chance to stop for a look around both Morby Cottage (gold coin entry) and the Old Northam Railway Station ($5 adults/ $3 concession) during the tour.

Northam Cemetery Bus Tour

$15 per person/ $12 each for groups of 15 or more. If you are bringing your own bus and driver, a flat fee of $100 per tour will apply.

On the Northam Cemetery tour, you will be taken on a journey around the resting places of some of Northam’s most influential people. Highly recommended for those who have also experienced the Historical Buildings tour.

Avon River Walk Tour

$12 per person. 

On this 90 minute leisurely stroll around the Avon River, you will learn a great deal about the importance of the Avon River to Northam- both historically and today.

Self-Guided Tours

We offer a number of self-guided tour options, including two different historical drives (or walks). Ask Visitor Centre Staff for more details.


For those seeking adventure, there are opportunities for ballooning and gliding and the Avon River at Northam is ideal for paddlers of all abilities. 

Arts & Culture

Avon Valley Arts Society (AVAS) have a wonderful selection of artwork and local crafts for sale in the Visitor Centre. The Shire of Northam also has an extensive art collection, which is displayed occasionally in exhibitions in town.

Nature & Parks

  • Bernard Park
  • Burlong Pool
  • Mt Ommaney
  • Kep Track
  • Clackline Walk Trails
  • River Circuit
  • Historical Walk Trails
  • Apex Park
  • Hooper Park


Northam Heritage Centre (Old Railway Museum)

Opening Times

11am-1pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday

1pm-3pm Monday & Wednesday

12pm-3pm Saturday

(As the Northam Heritage Centre is operated by Volunteers, please call ahead of time to the Northam Visitor Centre on 9622 2100 to ensure that these times are correct on the date of your visit)

$5 Entry/ $3 Concession

Morby Cottage

Open on Sundays only (except by special appointment) Call ahead for specific times

$2 Entry