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Northampton is an area filled with history and activities for all the family to enjoy. Be sure to stop by the Northampton Visitor Centre for a copy of The Hampton Road Heritage Walk to view some of the towns most historic buildings.

When you visit the Northampton Visitor Centre be sure to check out the building. This stone building used to be the Old Police Station and was built in 1885.

If you are travelling in October be sure to be in Northampton for the Airing of the Quilts. This colourful day is held on the second Saturday of October and displays old and new patchwork quilts of all descriptions up and down the main-street. So make a day of it and enjoy the family entertainment, stalls, food and craft, street parade and carnival atmosphere.

In the townsite itself you can step back in time as you enter Chiverton House Museum (c.1885). This stone walled complex has a rich history of owners and uses and displays items associated with the early mining, pastoral and agriculture, machinery and social history. Step inside to see an excellent display of local historical artefacts and photographs of our past. For the avid gardener be sure to step outside and view the heritage roses. Also outside you will find old restored farm machinery.

In the centre of town you will find Our Lady in Ara Coeli Church (c.1936). This fascinating building was designed by the legendary Monsignor Hawes with some influence from the Parish Priest of the time Father Irwin. This has led to the unusual mix of both Gothic and Byzantine styles which make the Church worth a visit on a tour of the town.

Right next door you will find the Sacred Heart Convent built in 1919 which was also designed by Monsignor Hawes. Nuns from this convent reached far and wide founding convents in Roebourne, Carnarvon, Nanson and Port Hedland. Now the former Convent operates as the Old Convent Budget Accommodation and function room, and catering facilities are available.

Mary Street Railway Precinct:
The First Public Railway in Western Australia ran from Geraldton to Northampton commencing in 1879. A static display of historic railway memorabilia is now on display at the Northampton Railway Station (circa 1913) eastern end of Mary St. Read more about the Northampton Railway Precinct...

The Northampton Motors & Machinery Shed has a large collection of over 200 motors, trucks and tractors in Gwalla Street, Northampton. These machines have been lovingly restored and are now available for public viewing. Read more about the Northampton Motors and Machinery Shed...

If you are after something spectacular between July and December you can't go past the Wildflowers lining the roadsides, paddocks and town verges with spectacular rainbows of astonishing beauty. Oceans of wildflowers line the main road as you come into town and mark your path all the way to Port Gregory and Horrocks.

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Between Geraldton and Northampton you will find Oakabella Homestead and Tearooms (c.1860). Be sure to stop by for some homemade culinary delights as well as a wander around the historic homestead, complete with authentic furniture. Don't forget to look for Elephant hill but shhh! don't wake the Elephant!

Horrocks Beach is only a short 22km drive from Northampton. This is a perfect spot for holidaying families of all ages with a beautiful beach which is perfect for swimming, fishing, surfing, diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing and beachside fun.

During your drive to Horrocks Beach you may be interested to take a short trip to see the aboriginal paintings. Turning into Bowes River road you will also see some interesting rock formations.

Port Gregory is a leisurely drive from Northampton. On the 47km drive you will be captivated by the picture perfect Pink Lake, the beautiful rolling hills of the surrounding countryside and the historic Lynton Convict Hiring Station established in 1853 with very informative signage. Read more about Port Gregory...

Something unique to the Northampton area is The Independent Principality Of Hutt River. In 1970 the owners of this 18,500 acre property seceded from the rest of Australia to become a new Principality. They now have their own money and stamps so don't miss out on this unique experience, drop into the Principality of Hutt River and have your passports stamped. Visit the Principality website: http://www.principality-hutt-river.com/. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Enjoy an unforgettable day of fun, discovery and adventure exploring Wagoe Beach on a guided self-drive Quad Bike Tour. By being part of this guided Quad Bike Tour you will not only experience a pristine part of the Western Australian coastline, you will also get to ride your own 4 wheel motor-bike. Wagoe Beach is situated 20km's south of Kalbarri adjoining the Kalbarri National Park. This tour is designed for the novice as well as for the more accomplished rider. For more information contact Wagoe Beach Quad Bike Tours on 08 99366060 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it