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Northampton Visitor Centre

Northampton Visitor Centre

Hampton Road
Northampton, Western Australia, 6535

Phone: (08) 9934 1488

Northampton Visitor Centre - Western Australia

Historic Northampton settles in a lovely valley just 500 kms north of Perth on the North West Coastal Highway 20 odd kms from the beach settlement of Horrocks Beach.

First occupied by Pastoralists in 1850 then established in1855 as a mining centre for the copper and lead deposits found around the district, known then as “The Mines” and settled by Welsh and Cornish miners. Farming emerged as a prominent occupation due to the rich soils and reliable rainfall. Hence the town grew quite significantly.

Northampton is ideally situated to base oneself while exploring the area. The Murchison river winds its way to the coast some 100km north of Northampton to the Kalbarri river and ocean front holiday and fishing resort. Within our shire boundaries also the Wagoe Chalets are a fishermans delight, Port Gregory and its Pink Lake, “Lynton on Sea” the first landing place for the off loading of men and machines to operate the mines and convict hiring station. Horrocks Beach is a delightful holiday spot for family and fishers alike. As with all our coastal villages the crayfishing industry is very active.

Northampton hosts a beautiful Monsignor Hawes designed Roman Catholic Church on our main street and the Nuns Quarters adjacent is now the Old Convent Budget Accommodation facility for backpackers and weary travellers. Three hotels offer accommodation as do several B & B’s.

Chiverton House houses our museum full of local history, the town is Heritage listed and of that we are very proud .Being the 1st Government Railway in Western Australia Northampton is home to an expanding Railway Precinct.

Wildflowers are part of our attraction as the months July through to October the countryside lights up with many and brightly coloured flowers. October sees our annual “Airing of the Quilts” Festival. The “haunted” Oakabella Homestead is located just off the highway 17kms south of Northampton, has a Tea Room Setting and a small caravan parking area.

Further information contact the Northampton Visitor Centre, Ph 08 99341488 or email: