Northam is located on the banks of the Avon River, and is the commercial hub of
the surrounding rich agricultural area, servicing the Central Wheatbelt region
of Western Australia.
As the major town in the Avon Valley and only 96 km from
WAs capital city of Perth, it offers many amenities and activities for visitors
and is a great place to base yourself from which to visit the surrounding
With the Avon River flowing through the town there are numerous spots along
the river where you can relax and enjoy the sights. Spanning the river is the
Northams Pedestrian Suspension Bridge, which is the longest of its kind in
Australia. The river is home to an abundance of birdlife, including white swans.