The Hampton Road Heritage Walk presents a unique opportunity to explore 37 historically significant buildings in Northampton. Start your visit at the old Police Station, which now houses the tourist bureau, where you can pick up a guide to the walk. Examine the fine construction work of many of the buildings which are believed to have been built by convicts. Step back in time with a tour of the Chiverton House Museum to learn about life of the miners in the late 1800s.
Visit Our Lady in Ara Coeli Church and Sacred Heart Convent which were designed by Monsignor John Hawes, a prominent and respected architect and priest who was responsible for many significant buildings in this region. Saunter through the Gwalla Church and cemetery ruins. Stop off for a coffee or bite to eat with many dining options staggered along the route.
Depending on how long you wish to explore each building, the walk through Northampton can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a day or more.
Northampton is five hours drive north of Perth and has been classified as a historic town by the National Trust.
Accessible all year