Northampton is a town 52 kilometres (32 min) north of Geraldton, in the Mid West region of Western Australia. At the 2011 census, the town had a population of 868. The town contains a National Trust building. The town lies on the North West Coastal Highway. Originally called The Mines, Northampton was gazetted in 1864 and named after the colony's Governor, John Hampton. The town was sited in the Nokanena Brook valley, between the hamlets around the two major copper mines in the area, the Wanerenooka and the Gwalla. It is the service town to the micronation, the Principality of Hutt River. The town is known for its many wildflowers. Cave paintings at the Bowes River turnoff show that the region has been inhabited by Indigenous Australians. The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town has a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.

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Chiverton House Museum

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Elephant Hill Lookout

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Northampton Motor Hotel

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Location Information 

  • Population: 868
  • State electorate(s): Moore
  • Federal Division(s): Durack
  • Established (yr): 1864
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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Kalbarri WA 6536 (123 km, 1 hr 24 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Northampton WA is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.