Avon River

Avon River, Northam: Address, Avon River Reviews: 4/5

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Perth, Australia242 contributions
One of WA's best kept secrets
Nov 2020
We first visited November 2020 and bought a house the following April. This is such a wonderful river and township, please visit and explore, as we did.
Written July 23, 2021
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,197 contributions
It's a river
Oct 2020
It's a river. Yes, it has water. Yes, it's the venue for a well known boat race. Yes, it goes through Northam, York and Toodyay. Yes, it has white swans at Northam. Yes, it can be crossed by suspension bridge at both Northam and York.

Yes, it's a river.
Written October 11, 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,000 contributions
Fountains & Swans
Aug 2020
This review covers the Avon through York, Northam and Toodyay and places in between. Water levels were fairly low but some large pools in places with various water birds sighted. From the ford in York and the suspension bridge over through to Northam with the fountains, the black & white swans, a walk on the suspension bridge for the photo opportunities and thence Toodyay where water levels seemed at their lowest. The river plays an important role with a catchment area of some 125,000 sq.km. We noticed many small brooks, some devoid of water, that form tributaries of the Avon. My wife an I agreed that it would be a nice drive to follow the course of the Avon from Lake Yealering through to where it joins the Swan River.
Written September 4, 2020
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Dave F
Bunbury, Australia17 contributions
Unexpected waterbirds!
Jun 2020
As an ex Brit from nearly 40 years ago, it was a pleasure to see white Mute swans swimming with Australian black swans, & by having a decent zoom I was able to capture them many times ! There were quite a few unexpected birds in the river that I photographed including black winged Stilts, white spoonbills, & domestic geese! There were also descendents from mallard ducks which have interbred with Native Black ducks which have resulted in various sizes of similar looking ducks with Australian teal also in the mix! We parked outside the tourist information ( Lee was very helpful) then walked across the suspension bridge to the far bank , turned left & followed the path to the road bridge , crossed it & then back to the car along the return path. Very enjoyable stroll which we look forward to doing again soon !
Written June 24, 2020
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Nigel H
Perth, Australia1,041 contributions
Good Walk along the river and across the bridge
Mar 2019
Riverside walk, plenty of free parking.
Wildlife on the river.
Cross the suspension bridge to the tourist office.
Written November 11, 2019
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Andrew N
Rottnest Island, Australia41 contributions
The River is filling up!
Jun 2019 • Friends
With the first decent rains this weekend, the Avon is starting to rise in levels for the upcoming Avon Decent. Levels might not still be high enough to get a good flow over the weir. Fingers crossed for our farmers and the Avon Decent.
Written June 8, 2019
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Peta
Perth, Australia129 contributions
Hidden gem
Sep 2018 • Family
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 Descent.
Written September 23, 2018
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Clinton M
Province of Venice, Italy96 contributions
The Birds Are Nice
Aug 2018 • Solo
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 a bird sanctuary. There are swans, ducks and various other river birds that may appeal to an ornithologist.

There is a sway bridge that connects the two river banks at Bernard Park near the town center.

The banks on the river's edge are left pretty much to mother nature. The water is not safe due to decades of industrialization and farming drainage.

The birdlife is what gives this pocket of water its three stars rating.
Written August 11, 2018
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Michael D
Fremantle, Australia69 contributions
Burlong Pool
Jun 2018 • Couples
Great birdwatching and stroll along the Avon River. Fantastic information about the Noongar culture. Well worth a visit when in Northam.
Written June 5, 2018
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia22,315 contributions
Pleasant to walk by the river
Mar 2018 • Solo
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.
Written March 31, 2018
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