Top ChoiceCultural Centre in Northam

Bilya Koort Boodja

Next to the 117m pedestrian suspension bridge over the Avon, this striking black-clad centre honours the history, culture and environmental know-how of local Ballardong tribes and the broader Noongar nation. A...

Historic Site in Northam

Burlong Pool

This natural pool on the Avon River is a significant Aboriginal site – as legend has it, the summer home of the Wargal, the giant snakelike creature that created waterways and brought life to the land. It's...

Public Art in Northam

Northam Silo Art

Part of WA's series of seven brilliant silo-art installations, spangled across the southwest wheat-belt region, Northam's towering rank of 16 silos has a fabulously weird future-fantasy scene on one end by London...

Cafe in Northam

RiversEdge Cafe

Next to the visitor centre, this busy cafe has a fabulous deck out the front overlooking the slow-roaming Avon. The menu offers few surprises (burgers, pancakes, fish and chips, Caesar salad), but the coffee is...

Cafe in Northam

Cafe Yasou

This sunny cafe serves excellent coffee and a Med-inspired menu, including a grilled-halloumi and peach salad, crispy fish tortillas with apple slaw and turmeric, and a stonking eggs Benedict. Sandwiches, cakes...

Sports in Northam

Avon Descent

A street parade, markets and fireworks are followed by the Avon Descent, a gruelling 124km white-water event for power dinghies, kayaks and canoes down the river in all its winter-flow glory. General chaos ensues...

Historic Building in Northam

Morby Cottage

On the outskirts of town, this mud-brick and hessian-sacking cottage was built in 1836 to house John Morrell, the first white fella to arrive in Northam. The cottage also served as the town's first church,...

Bakery in Northam

French Hot Bread Bakery

Tradies, truckies and hungry Lonely Planet travel writers make their way into this unassuming main-street bakery for pies, sausage rolls, ham-and-salad sandwiches and glistening chocolate donuts. The only...

Museum in Northam

Northam Heritage Centre

Housed in Northam's National Trust–registered train station which operated from 1886 to 1966, this low-key museum showcases railway memorabilia, including a prized Pmr721 steam engine (train spotters rejoice!).