Located in a relaxed, rural setting, the town of Kwinana is about half an hour's drive south of the Perth CBD. It is also easily accessible from Fremantle or Mandurah. The town, originally built to house the workforce of the BP refinery, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004. Kwinana is home to the eight billion dollar industrial strip. Kwinana is renowned for its bush land and boasts pristine environmental assets such as The Spectacles wetlands, where boardwalks and nature trails allow visitors to explore the natural beauty without harming the environment. Indigenous cultural tours here are also popular. From the lookout at Rotary Wildflower Park, take in spectacular views spanning the Darling Ranges and the Indian Ocean. There are three swimming beaches near the town, great for enjoying Cockburn Sound. Take a look into Kwinana's pioneer past with a tour of some of the metropolitan area's best examples of early settler farmhouses. Picnic next to the beautifully restored Sloan's Cottage, or stroll through Leda Nature Reserve. Play a round of golf at the Kwinana Golf Course. Or check out the program of events at the Kwinana Community Arts Centre, where you can also grab a coffee or meal at the café. The Kwinana Festival takes place each year in October. Perth Motorplex offers both international speedway and drag racing events throughout the year. Lodge style accommodation is available in Kwinana, as is a first-rate recreation centre, the Recquatic.
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