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Heart of the Avon Valley

Located in the heart of the picturesque Avon Valley, Northam is home to a diverse range of tourist and heritage attractions, including hot air ballooning, cultural experiences, wildflowers, tours & trails, historic buildings, horse racing, white swans, and much, much more. 

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Ballooning in Northam

Hot air ballooning came to Northam in April 1977 when members of the Hong Kong Balloon and Airship Club were looking for a location to set altitude, distance and duration records for hot air balloons. 

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Choose your Adventure

Spend a day in Northam

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.

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Spend a weekend in Northam

Take an exciting morning balloon flight over the picturesque Avon Valley and get out into nature and explore Northam’s unique landscape on one of the many walking trails

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The Shire of Northam certainly isn’t lacking when it comes to adventure. Try out one of our adventure experiences for a trip you’ll never forget.

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Whether you're visiting for a day or a weekend, the Shire of Northam has a great deal to explore. 

The Local's Knowledge

Randle Beavis
Long time local Randle loves life here- so much so that his family has lived in the area for over 120 years! Read on to find out how he'd spend a visit.
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Jess Joy
Cafe owner Jess is a true Northam advocate who has lived here for over 20 years. Read on to find out some of her top tips.
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