Western Australia

Northampton was classified as a historic town by the National Trust of Australia in 1993. It exudes a friendly, country charm with historic character buildings lining the main street surrounded by rich, golden agricultural lands.

In the centre of town you will find Our Lady in Ara Coeli Church (c. 1936) built by the legendary Monsignor Hawes. Right next door you will find the Sacred Heart Convent built in 1919, also designed by Monsignor Hawes. The convent now offers budget accommodation, function room and catering facilities.

If your travelling in October be sure to be in Northampton for the ‘Airing of the Quilts’. The historic town’s main street becomes alive with people and colour as lovingly made patchwork quilts are displayed from buildings, roadsides and shops. You can really make a day of it by also enjoying the family entertainment, stalls, food and craft, street parade and carnival atmosphere.

Visit the most haunted house in Western Australia and take in the land of ghosts and its beautiful scenery. With the first lease taken up in 1851, this authentic, pioneering, stone homestead is classified by the National Trust. Although closed for the month of February, Oakabella Homesteadoffers camping sites, showers, toilets and full disabled facilities.

Be reminded of the first public railway built in Western Australia, with this historical display of refurbished railway rolling stock at the east end of Mary St.


Facilities in this Town:

  • • ATM
  • • Bank
  • • Caravan Park
  • • Dump Point
  • • Eateries
  • • Golf Club
  • • Medical Facilities
  • • Petrol stations
  • • Police Station
  • • Pub/Tavern
  • • Public Toilets
  • • Skate Park
  • • Supermarket
  • • Visitor Centre

Connect with this town

Local Information Centre:

Northampton Visitor Centre

Lot 121 Hampton Road
Northampton WA 6535
Phone: (08) 9934 1488

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 12:00pm

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