There is always a warm and friendly welcome waiting for you and your family in Kojonup, where the amenities and attractions are as varied as its people. Enriched by some of the most beautiful scenery in Western Australia, Kojonup provides easy access to sightseeing, fun activities, historical sites and lively activities for a fun family day out in Kojonup.
Visitors to Kojonup are immediately struck by the charm of this friendly town. Nestled in the rural heartland of the Great Southern region, just 3 hours south of Perth, the region is largely characterised by its rich pastoral farmland and bush.
Cornwall House Accommodation has put together this guide for your family day out in Kojonup so that wherever your trip may lead, your visit to Kojonup will be an unforgettable one.
The Kodja Place museum
The Kodja Place tells the story of rural life in Australia from the perspective of Kojonup’s Noongar-Aboriginal and settler cultures through stories, photographs, art and objects.
Your kids can explore the town’s rich heritage, culture, art and literacy in the centre’s wide range of outdoor and indoor spaces with activities that offer real brain-food and hours of fun.
Location: 143 Albany Highway, Kojonup
The Rose Maze
Whether you love a challenge or simply appreciate a walk among nature, the Rose Maze is a must-do family activity in Kojonup.
As a family day out, mazes tick a lot of boxes – they’re time-consuming enough to keep the kids busy, they’re outdoors and, in this case, entry is free!
On your stroll through the Kojonup Rose Maze, you will be able to ponder the lives of three fictional women living the rural life in the early 1900s. Through the 500 metre maze lined with 2000 Australian-Bred rose bushes, you can read about their hardships, personal letters, family connections and experiences in the community.
The Rose Maze is located right next to Kodja Place and the Black Cockatoo Restaurant so you can easily combine the three activities.
Location: 2 Broomehill-Kojonup Road, Kojonup
Myrtle Benn Flora & Fauna Sanctuary
The Myrtle Benn Flora & Fauna Sanctuary is one of the most visited and treasured places in Kojonup and is the ideal place for the whole family to explore the beauty of Kojonup and its amazing plant life.
The sanctuary was founded by Mrs. Myrtle Benn who was a teacher in Kojonup from 1931 until her retirement in the 1970s. Her passion for the great outdoors and indigenous culture led her to establish the sanctuary with the help of her pupils.
Take the kids on a bush-walk through the sanctuary to observe the many wildflowers, birds and maybe even a brush-tailed wallaby along the way.
Some wildflowers to look out for include:
- White Spider
- Pink Enamel and Red-Tongued Spider orchids
- Cats Paws
Location: Myrtle Benn Flora & Fauna Sanctuary, Tunney Road, Kojonup
Kojonup Tourist Railway
It’s full steam ahead for the little conductors in your life with a trip to the Kojonup Tourist Railway.
Built in 1912, the Kojonup railway station was once a stop on the Bunbury to Katanning line and the lifeblood of the area transporting everything from stock, fertiliser, food and passengers.
Kojonup Railway gives visitors and families the chance to learn more about the historic train line and Kojonup’s past.
Location: Kojonup Railway Station, Benn Parade, Kojonup
Kojonup sports facilities
Sport and leisure enthusiasts will find an abundance of family activities throughout Kojonup with one of the finest golf courses in Western Australia, tennis and squash courts and an outdoor swimming pool.
Adrenalin seekers are catered for too with the nearby Lake Towerrinning offering water skiing, kayaking, a skate park, football pitches and polo facilities.
Family accommodation in Kojonup
With a friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff, Cornwall House Accommodation is ideal for a family break in Kojonup. Located just steps away from Kojonup’s main attractions, there is room for the whole family.
We have a fantastic range of offers to suit families big or small for your trip to Kojonup so contact us on (08) 9831 0214 to book your stay with us.