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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 March 30, 2018
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 July 20, 2017
Northam, Australia
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Northam, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Peta N
Reviewed August 10, 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

Thank Clinton M
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Michael D
Reviewed March 30, 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.

Thank platypus150
Reviewed February 12, 2018

A pleasant water feature with walkways, viewing points, suspension bridge & the starting point for the annual Avon River Descent

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed September 2, 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

2  Thank Nadia M
Reviewed August 4, 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.

Thank James N
Reviewed July 20, 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

1  Thank ESSOinOz
Reviewed May 29, 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.

Thank noellamorris
Reviewed May 23, 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

1  Thank Travis C
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