Travel Northampton, Australia

The old mining town of Northampton

February 1st, 2010

Northampton is a tiny town between Geraldton and Kalbarri with a typical Western Australian feel. There is maybe one main road alongside which you'll find some antique shops, clothing boutiques, the local supermarket, the hard ware store and of course a local pub to play bingo.

The old buildings in this copper mining town are worth a visit though and the St. Mary's Church of Northampton is also very charming. Northampton does have a Visitors Centre where you can go for informations on the Northampton Heritage Walk as the town was listed a National Trust classified site for its rich historic value.

Antique shop in NorthamptonAntique shop in Northampton

Besides these few attraction there isn't very much to see in Northampton and we decided to drive through town because it was October, the month of the Northamptons Airing of the Quilts, an annual event when locals drape the town buildings in colourful quilts and colourful bed covers.

Unfortunately we missed the 'big' event..

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Travel Tips for Northampton Australia:

Where to stay in Northampton: Go to Northampton for a stopover not a sleepover

What to do in Northampton: Just walk around and take a peek in the antique shops

Where to eat in Northampton: Fix a sandwich after doing groceries at the local supermarket

Travel Pictures of Northampton, Australia

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  • St. Mary's Church in Northampton St. Mary's Church in Northampton
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  • The shopping lane of Northampton The shopping lane of Northampton
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  • Pictures of the Northampton school Pictures of the Northampton school
  • Picture of the church Picture of the church
  • Inside the St. Mary's Church Inside the St. Mary's Church

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Name: Gemma
Age: 50-57
Travel type: Couples vacation

Travel Blog

The old mining town of Northampton
Continent: Oceania
Country: Australia
City: Northampton
Period: Oct 2009
Lenght of stay: 1 day
Views: 1448

Travel Review

Liked: Visiting a typical mining town
Disliked: Northampton has very little to do
Trip Rating: Average

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