Northampton, 50 kilometres from Geraldton, is central to many wonderful  places to visit.

Northampton is set amongst rolling hills and is rich in Colonial History. Today many visitors stay and discover the past in this historical town.

Things to see and do: 

Three historical hotels 

Old Railway Station, first Government railway in WA 

Chiverton House Museum Open Fri-Mon 10-12am & 2-4pm 

Three Churches including Monsignor Hawes designed Catholic Church

Gwalia cemetery – Pioneer graves

Heritage and Craft Shops

Cafe

Scenic drives – coastal and inland

Elephant Hill – Photo opportunity

Oakabella Homestead – Historical buildings and tearooms

Lynton Station – Convict Hiring Station 1853-56

Hutt River Principality – get your passport stamped

Wildflowers in season

Heritage Walk Rail – available from the Museum and Visitor Centre

Airing of the Quilts Festival (October)

Northampton Show (September)



































Day trips from Northampton:

Once you have seen the sites of Northampton, you might like to take a day trip to one of the nearby towns. Northampton is centrally located between Geraldton (50km), Horrocks Beach (22km), Port Gregory Pink Lake (50km), and Kalbarri (100km).

Horrocks is a sleepy little holiday-fishing village located 22km west of Northampton. Port Gregory, a little further afield, 46kms from Northampton en-route to Kalbarri, is an unusual and fascinating small seaside town bounded by the fascinating ‘Pink Lake’ and protected by a 5km coral reef. This provides a natural harbour for swimmers and windsurfers.

In Kalbarri, there is much to do and see and explore. About an hours drive from Northampton, you can visit the Kalbarri National Park, see 56 different varieties of parrots and lorrikeets at Rainbow Jungle, have a game of mini putt putt at the Family Entertainment Centre or just laze around. A great day out within easy reach of Northampton

Kalbari National Park

One of Western Australia´s most popular places for colorful wildflowers, Kalbarri National Park also offers a range of adventure activities like bush walking, gorge hiking and canoeing.

Located on Western Australia´s mid north coast, Kalbarri National Park is known for its spectacular scenery and red rock gorges that were cut from the landscape by the mighty Murchison River.

You can experience views of the gorges from one of the many lookouts including the famous Nature´s Window where the vista is seen through a massive red rock frame. The Loop, Z Bend, Hawkes Head Lookout and Ross Graham Lookout are also popular for views over the sandstone cliffs.

From July to October Kalbarri National Park is ablaze with color as wildflowers like banksias, grevillias, kangaroo paws and featherflowers spring to life.

The park is rich in bird life and other animals. Most native mammals are nocturnal, but you can sometimes see western grey kangaroos and emus during the day.

Kalbarri National Park also takes in amazing coastal cliffs and gorges including Red Bluff and Pot Alley.

Kalbarri is a seven hour drive from Perth or you can fly there in about two hours.

Available activities in the park include horse riding, hiking, swimming, canoeing, and rafting. From Kalbarri there are scenic cruises up the Murchison River.

Climate

Summer temperatures frequently exceed 40 degrees Celsius in the inland part of the park. During this time the temperature in the upper section of the park can often be more than 10 degrees Celsius higher than in the town of Kalbarri, which really is something to keep in mind when planning hikes in the park and deciding on how much water to bring.

Highlights

Coastal part, starting from the town of Kalbarri and moving south:

    * Red Bluff
    * Mushroom Rock
    * Rainbow Alley
    * Pot Alley
    * Eagle Gorge
    * Shellhouse and Grandstand
    * Island Rock
    * Natural Bridge

Inland part, along the Murchison River Gorge:

    * The Loop
    * Z Bend
    * Hawks Head
    * Ross Graham Lookout

Fauna

Kalbarri has many birds and animals, the latter mainly nocturnal mammals. Species present are western gray kangaroos, thorny devils, emus, ospreys, wedge-tailed eagles and pelicans. The threatened Tammar wallaby used to be found here, but has not been observed in the area lately.