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Pleasant to walk by the river

With shady paths, seating, and parks overlooking the river, the suspension bridge over it, and the... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
platypus150
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Melbourne, Australia
Go exploring!

I have lived in Northam for nearly 3 decades but I'm always finding new places to explore. Most... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
ESSOinOz
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Northam, Australia
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to come and bring the family, Bernard park in Northam offers meals and coffee, walk along the track next to the old mill all the way to Burlong pool. Walks and treks are clearly marked, access for canoes, kayaks, great viewing for Avon...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peta N
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

There is an annual event held here once a year called the Avon Descent. It sports kayaks and speed boats that head down river to Perth in Winter. It attracts participants from all over the world. The other 364 days of the year it is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clinton M
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Great birdwatching and stroll along the Avon River. Fantastic information about the Noongar culture. Well worth a visit when in Northam.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank michaeldZ2669CY
Reviewed 31 March 2018

With shady paths, seating, and parks overlooking the river, the suspension bridge over it, and the many water birds in it, there is a lot to like here. Introduced ducks, geese and white swans add to the atmosphere.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank platypus150
Reviewed 3 September 2017

its a river, nothing more, nothing less. very pretty but certainly not worth a trip just to see it. situatatED in the Avon valley which again is pretty & am sure nature lovers would love it, but a heck of a drive & close to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Nadia M
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The Avon river is exactly as it states a river, there are paths along each side of the river but there is nothing of note which makes it a must visit location.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jamesnW8632OC
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Northam for nearly 3 decades but I'm always finding new places to explore. Most people who visit Northam might go as far as a walk around the bridges. That in itself is lovely and even on that walk the visitor will...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank ESSOinOz
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The Avon River is tranquil, beautiful and full of bird life. I love the white swans and the interesting picnic spots and trails to explore.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank noellamorris
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a river that runs for many miles.. not sure why it needs a Trip Advisor? Nevertheless, there is water that runs... there is fish in it...but I wouldn't swim in it... There is a trail that runs alongside it that is nice for...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank travisclark
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The river is quite wide because it has been dammed. You cant swim in it, but there is usually a good number of water birds, who will come up looking for food. There are some large white swans (not native) and occasionally black (native) swans....More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Ted M
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