Historical Town Walk

Fifty-two sites form the Historical Town Walk Trail. 

Visitors to the town can tour historically significant sites, such as the Kojonup Spring, Elverd CottageThe Flora & Fauna Santurary or the Noongar Sharpening Rock.

Some other highlights include:

Commercial Hotel


Built in 1860, it is the oldest continually licenced hotel in Western Australia. Originally called Elverd's Hotel, it then became Semblance of Old England and The Commonwealth. It is now The Commercial and is colloquially referred to as "The Bottom Pub".

Royal Hotel


Kojonup's third hotel, built in 1887. Referred to as "The Top Pub" by the locals, it still features its 1880s colonial frontage.

Royal Hotel c1906

Railway Station

Built in 1907, when the Katanning to Kojonup line opened. The railway closed following the 1982 floods and the building housed the Tourist Association until they moved to The Kodja Place. It is now the headquarters of the Kojonup Tourist Railway.

Various Schools

See image opposite of teachers at Spring St. school.

Memorial Hall

Built in 1926 to commemorate those lost in WWI. The memorial foyer features an unusual stained glass ceiling. The Hall remains a major venue for community events.
 

Churches

Ever since the first recorded church service, held in the Military Barracks, the church has played an important role within the community.
First Anglican Church - built 1911
Second Anglican Church - built 1958
Roman Catholic Church - built 1913
Uniting Church (formerly Methodist) - built 1927
Baptist Church - built 1980s

Homes of various Kojonup identities

See the image below of Home of Squatter Jones.

Historic Town Walk maps and guides


For maps and information about the Historic Town Walk, 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.

Home of Squatter Jones  Memorial Hall pre-1971
  • Commonwealth Hotel circa 1918Commonwealth Hotel circa 1918
  • Kojonup Tourist Railway HeadquartersKojonup Tourist Railway Headquarters
  • Kojonup Railway circa 1920Kojonup Railway circa 1920
  • Teachers at the early Spring St schoolTeachers at the early Spring St school
  • St Bernards' Catholic Church, built 1913St Bernards' Catholic Church, built 1913