10 Things Not To Miss In Northam, Western Australia

11 Things Not To Miss Doing In Northam, Western Australia
Adrian Chew
Adrian Chew 

There are a number of towns in Australia worth visiting. One such town is Northam, the largest town in Western Australia. There are various heritage buildings you can visit in Northam. The town is also famous for its hot air balloon rides, race clubs, and heritage trails. So, it is time to explore this part of Western Australia and enjoy the scenic views of the town.

1. Avon Valley Speedway

Posted by Avon Valley Speedway on Saturday, 1 July 2017

The town of Northam is full of exciting activities. You must take your family to the Avon Valley Speedway. It is the most popular place for family motorsport entertainment in the town. Do take note that the races are seasonal so you need to check the website for the schedule. The speedway here is different from the usual speedways you have seen before, as it is specially built for racing purposes.

Avon Valley Speedway

Address: 142 Fox Rd, 6401 Burlong WA, Australia

Opening Hours: Seasonal. Kindly refer to website for time schedules.

Website: Avon Valley Speedway

2. Mount Ommanney

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

If you want to have a better view of the entire town, then Mount Ommanney is the place to go. Enjoy a scenic view of Northam and watch the sunset while you sit at the top at the lookout. Mount Ommanney is ideal for hikers and campers. If you want your vacation to be a memorable one, take some photos while you are on the lookout.

Mount Ommanney

Address: Address: Mount Ommanney Rd, 6401 Northam WA, Australia

3. Winward Balloon Adventures

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

A few places still available tomorrow 5/9/22 Maybe your last chance to catch the Canola www.ballooning.net.au

Posted by Windward Balloon Adventures on Saturday, September 3, 2022

Remember the animated movie “Up?” Just like in the movie, your dreams are about to come true. Northam is a town in Australia that is known for its hot air balloon rides. If you plan to book a ride, you can book through Winward Balloon Adventures. It is a balloon ride tour agency based in Northam.

Imagine yourself having a glass of wine while enjoying the panoramic views from above. It is a truly romantic experience. Besides, it is ideal for a birthday celebration or celebrating some special occasion with your friends or families.

Winward Balloon Adventures

Address: 105 Withers St, 6401 Northam WA, Australia

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Price: Weekends and public holidays, 350 AUD (274.01 USD) per person, weekdays, 300 AUD (234.87 USD) per person

Website: Winward Balloon Adventures

4. Avonbrook Wines

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Posted by Avonbrook Wines on Thursday, May 12, 2016

You can visit the town’s famous Avonbrook Wines. No visit to Australia is complete without visiting its winery. It is located near Clackline in Western Australia. Get ready to enjoy the fantastic wines while taking a walk along its winery. Besides, you can book your accommodations and stay here.

Avonbrook Wines

Address: 245 Benrua Rd, 6564 Clackline WA, Australia

Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday, public holidays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Monday to Wednesday

Website: Avonbrook Wines

5. Northam Race Club

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Perfect day for racing. Gates are open. Kids entertainment from 11.30. First race 11.45. Featuring the Liquor Barons Northam WA Day Cup and Northam Traders Sprint

Posted by Northam Race Club on Sunday, June 5, 2022

Are you a fan of horse racing? If, so head over to Northam Race Club. The racing season is in September and October. So, you will not want to miss it. You will get to mingle with the locals during the racing season and watch various horses competing with each other.

Northam Race Club

Address: 175 Yilgarn Ave, 6401 Northam WA, Australia

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday

Website: Northam Race Club

6. Avon River

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Did you know that the Avon River is considered sacred to the Nyungar people in Northam? It is a significant site for the Aboriginals as well as the locals. During the Dorntj Koorliny in Nyungar, the aboriginal communities walk around the river as part of their tradition. Apart from that, the river is also the venue for the Avon Descent, an annual whitewater boating event.

Avon River

Address: Northam, Western Australia 6401, Australia

Website: Avon River

7. Kep Track (Northam Heritage Trail)

Embark on a heritage trail while you are on vacation with your family in Northam. There are various options for you to do so. You can either ride a horse, walk on foot or cycle along the heritage trail. The Kep Track Heritage Trail stretches from Mundaring to Northam and you will not want to miss the excitement. Prepare yourself to follow the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail.

Kep Track (Northam Heritage Trail)

Address: 71 Mitchell Ave, 6401 Northam WA, Australia

8. Northam Agricultural Show

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Northam Agricultural Society on Saturday, September 10, 2022

If you are visiting around September, then you will get a chance to watch the Northam Agricultural Show. The show celebrates the country life of the town as well as community achievements. You must remember to bring your kids along to enjoy the various performances and shows. From fireworks to sideshows to local produce and live entertainment, Northam Agricultural Show is the perfect family outing.

Northam Agricultural Show

Address: 6401 Northam WA, Australia

Opening Hours: Kindly refer to website for schedule

Price: Refer to website for details

Website: Northam Agricultural Show

9. Viewforth Park

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

If you are looking for a park for your kids to play or relax, check out Viewforth Park. Apart from horse riding, you can also stroll around the park. Look at the picture above. The horses will indeed make you want to go visit the park.

Viewforth Park

Address: 1 Northam York Road, 6401 Northam, Western Australia

10. Northam Heritage Forum Inc. (Old Northam Railway Station)

Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user V1213 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

This particular building is part of Northam heritage and everyone needs to visit it. Northam Heritage Forum, also known as the Old Northam Railway Station, was constructed in 1900. You will get to learn more about Northam’s history, the background of the railway station and much more.

Northam Heritage Forum Inc. (Old Northam Railway Station)

Address: 425 Fitzgerald Street, 6401 Northam WA, Australia

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Price: Children, about 5 AUD (3.91 USD), adults, around 20 AUD (15.66 USD)

Website: Northam Heritage Forum Inc.(Old Northam Railway Station)

Exciting town with many attractions to visit

Northam, Flour Mill and Avon Bridge
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Michal Lewi used under CC BY-SA 4.0

As part of the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, Northam is not just an ordinary town. Bring your families and kids to this exciting town for a great vacation.

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