This place is a commercial port to the south west of Western Australia. Situated between Perth and Albany, the city, facing the Indian Ocean, has developed on the junctions of the Collie and Preston rivers. These rivers are located at Leschenault estuary 180 kms to the south of Perth. A project of $20 million is currently being undertaken to deepen the harbor. This will ensure better facilities for the growing demand caused by the thriving woodchip industry. The city houses the oldest church in Western Australia, nearby Picton, built in 1842. In 1979, the city was recognized as the state's first country city. The first Prime Minister of Western Australia to take office in 1890 was Sir John Forrest, who was an acclaimed explorer.
Available Activities: Fishing on the Blackwood, golf, horse riding, sailing on the ocean and in the estuary, scenic drives and swimming.