Follow the Historical Walk Trail and visit the many significant places that make up Kojonup's intriguing history and heritage. The Military Barracks, heritage harness display, St Mary's Church, the Old School, the Railway Station and the Old Post Office are among the fifty-two sites mapped out on the Historical Town Walk. For more information please visit www.kojonupvisitors.com
Picnic amongst protected native flora and wildlife in Farrar Reserve, a 1000 acre reserve just out of Kojonup. Or visit the Myrtle Benn Flora & Fauna Sanctuary, developed by local school children in the late 1960s to create several walking trails and public access to the magnificent natural flora. The Australian Bush Heritage Block's with its Eucalyptus wandoo woodland provides important habitat for many birds and mammals. For more information please visit www.kojonupvisitors.com
Even the name Kojonup has a historic significance, referring to the 'Kodja' or stone axe made by Aborigines from the local stone of the area. The first official exploration was done by surveyor Alfred Hillman who had been assigned the task of marking a track from King George Sound (Albany) to Perth in 1837. Unable to find water, Hillman was guided to the 'Spring' by the local Noongar people in the summer heat of February 1837. Hillman recommended to Governor Stirling that the 'Spring' was a good place for an outpost.
Sitting right alongside The Kodja Place, more than one hundred species of heat-loving roses form a maze of complex paths. The beautiful roses are bred especially for Australian conditions, and many are rare heritage species. Visitors who embark upon the journey through the maze are led through a series of plaques, mosaics and striking pergolas ranging from old sheep yards to the mission brown 1970s pergola, the Woodhenge to the ‘deaths in custody’ pergola. The Rose Maze weaves together the stories of three women: Yoondi; the Noongar woman, Elizabeth; an Englishwoman, and the Italian woman; Maria. For more information please visit http://www.kojonupvisitors.com/
The Kodja Place is the result of the district’s cultures working in harmony with a single goal. An architecturally designed, purpose-built rammed earth building houses a multifaceted display of artefacts, stories, interactive displays, exhibits, pictures, and entertaining hands-on devices adjacent to a spectacular Rose Maze. It tells in a vital, vivid, human and sometimes confronting manner the Kojonup story and the influences, cultural, economic and geographic, that formed the Kojonup of today. Several areas make up The Kodja Place and its story:The Kodj Gallery, Yoondi's Mia Mia,The Story Place and The Australian Rose Maze. Please visit http://www.kojonupvisitors.com/ for more information.