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Visitor Centre 

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. 

The Centre includes an interpretive space featuring the “Sense of Place” Migrant Exhibition, and environmental displays. While you are at the Centre you will also have the opportunity to browse through a wide range of local produce and artwork, and a great selection of souvenirs and gifts to remember your time in Northam. Free Wifi is also available at the centre.

Visit Northam via the Avonlink train, giving you the opportunity to relax and take in the beautiful scenery along the way. With free Wi-Fi on board, this is the perfect way to round off your trip to Northam. Tickets are available online, at train stations, or at the Northam Visitor Centre. You can also buy your tickets on the train to make your trip even easier!

*Please note the Northam Suspension bridge is currently closed for maintenance. 

2 Grey Street, Northam

08 9622 2100

[email protected]

Open 7 days 9am - 4pm (Except major public holidays)


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the RV dump point?

  •  Peel Terrace, across the road from McDonalds.
  • Northam RV Park 55 Mitchell Avenue 
  • Wundowie RV Park

Where can I see the swans?

The swans can usually be found along our rivers edge. Its best to walk over our suspension bridge and to look in the swan sanctuary located in Bernard Park.

When are certain annual events?

  • Motor Sport Festival is in April of each year.
  • Avon Descent is in August of each year.
  • Bilya Festival in August of each year.

Where are the painted silos?

Newcastle Road / Toodyay Road 

Do you have any walk trails/cycle paths?

Yes! Information & maps available from the Visitors Centre and click here

Where can I see wildflowers?

The Visitor Centre have maps for Shire of Northam and click here.

Do you have any information about historical buildings in Northam?

Information & maps are from Visitors Centre and head to this page here on our website. 

My parents were migrants and lived at the army or Holden Camp. Where can I find information? 

Northam Visitors Centre have a display and Northam Heritage Museum.

Where does the Avon Descent start from? Which way do they go?

The Avon Descent begins at the Start Tower near the Visitors Centre and heads towards Peel Terrace Bridge and over the weir.

Do you have free/RV camping?

Our free camping spots are Northam RV Park, Eadine Springs in Clackline, Wundowie RV Park. Must be fully self-contained.

Do you have an art trail or murals?

 Yes! Many can be found while walking or driving around town. Head to this page here for more information or head into our Visitors Centre when you get here to pick up a self guided Art Trail brochure

Where can I see the balloons? What time of year can I do a flight?

Each year from April to November, you can take to the skies on a balloon flight over the picturesque Avon Valley followed by a beautiful Northam breakfast. Click here to find out more!

When is canola season?


Where can I find out when events are on?

Click here to head to our What's On page, come in and see us in the Visitor Centre or Shire of Northam Events page