About Kojonup

The Kojonup region has been inhabited by the Noongar Aboriginal people of Western Australia for many thousands of years.  As traditional custodians of the region, they enjoyed a nomadic lifestyle, enhanced by the local freshwater springs and bountiful game. 

Kojonup history

Kojonup also has a rich pastoral history - in 1837, British surveyors and soldiers arrived from nearby Albany and a military settlement alongside the natural freshwater springs was established.

Today, visitors can tour many of Kojonup's historic places, including some of the state’s oldest buildings, dating from the mid 1840s onwards.

Four farm stay properties offer an insight into daily life on a farm, where you can experience many aspects of farming, mustering sheep and many other daily pastimes away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Things to see and do in Kojonup

Forty-five minutes west of Kojonup, sample world-class wines at the wineries of Frankland, and the superb virgin olive oils pressed from picturesque groves.

Absorb the quiet beauty of the bush and view the many species of marsupials, birds, wattle, banksia and gum trees indigenous to the locality.

There are many places to enjoy a picnic or barbecue, including the Kojonup Springs that was used by the local Noongar people. 

For the thrillseeker, trail ride through the bush on a local steed or waterski at Lake Towerinning.

Kojonup boasts one of Western Australia’s most outstanding regional golf courses, and is the venue for polo and polocrosse players and each year on Australia Day the Wandecla Picnic Races.

In the heart of the town The Kodja Place stands as an example of what can be achieved by cultures working in harmony, telling the story of the lives of the peoples of the Kojonup region.

For more information, visit the Things to See and Do in Kojonup page.

Kojonup wildflowers

The Annual Wildflower Festival in September/October showcases the native blooms for which Western Australia is world famous.

The Australian Open Garden Scheme opens many of the best local gardens for public viewing. 

Such a time provides an excellent opportunity to visit the beautiful hills of Kulikup, 50 kilometres from Kojonup, and enjoy the spectacular sight of over 120 varieties of flowering 'Tulips With A Difference'.

More information

If you would like to know more about Kojonup, visit:

Kojonup Visitor Centre
Address: 143 Albany Highway Kojonup WA 6395
Phone: +61 8 9831 0500
Fax: +61 8 9831 0300
Email: kojonupvisitors@bigpond.com

Or use the Contact Us form on this site.
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