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.
To best explore the town's history, be sure to grab a copy of the Hampton Road Heritage Walk from the Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre itself is of historical significance, as it was formerly the town police station, built in 1882. You can gain a further appreciation of the town's history by stepping back in time at Chiverton House Museum.
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.
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. Oakabella Homestead offers camping sites, showers, toilets and full disabled facilities.
A free chemical pump out station for caravans is now available behind Hampton Gardens at the north end of town.