An historical town in the mid-west region of Western Australia
Tours & Attractions
Northampton is an attractive historical town in the mid-west region of Western Australia is surrounded by beautiful scenery and rolling countryside adorned in wildflowers (when in season). Originally in 1848 and 1855 the area was mined for Lead and Copper.
Located approximately 50km north of Geraldton and 500kms north of Perth, the town was originally inhabited by Aboriginal people. It was then settled by European people and declared a town site in 1864, although at this point it was only known as ‘The Mines’ due to its mining history.
In 1871 the town was renamed Northampton in honour of the Governor of Western Australia - John Stephen Hampton. In 1993 the National Trust of Australia declared the town of Northampton a Historical Town.
The town has many historical and heritage listed buildings such as the Northampton Visitor Centre which was once an old Police Station that was built in 1882. Other attractions of the town include Northampton's first bank, Chiverton House Museum, Motors and Machinery Shed, Sacred Heart Convent built in 1919, Cave paintings at Bowes River as well as the local countryside and beautiful wildflowers (best viewed in Spring).
Accommodation in Northampton is plentiful and varied including caravan parks, farm stays and motels.
- Medical Centre
- Dump Point