A project from the National Trust of WA
A self-guided drive trail between the Perth Hills and Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields. Go with the Flow. Follow the water to discover more about the audacious goldfields water supply scheme and Engineer CY O’Connor.
“Future generations, I am quite certain will think of us and bless us for our far seeing patriotism, and it will be said of us, as Isaiah said of old, ‘They made a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert”
Spanning the Avon River in the centre of town, the Suspension Bridge, built in 1975, is the longest bridge of its kind in Australia.
Next to the bridge, across the river from the Visitor Centre, is the feeding area for Northam’s famous white swans. Introduced to Western Australia in 1896 by British colonists, they have since thrived in the Avon.
On the first weekend of each August Northam becomes the starting point for the Avon River’s 133 km white water classic, the Northam Avon Descent.Back to See & Do
Click on any map section or place below to discover The Golden Pipeline.