Kojonup is situated on the Albany highway approximately 154 km to the north west of Albany. Kojon up takes its name from an Aboriginal word ‘kodja’, meaning `stone axe`. Alfred Hillman was guided to the Kojonup spring by local Aboriginal people and later a military outpost was built at the site and it marked the beginning of the town.
Attractions in the town
Kojonup spring and picnic area is present on the Spring Street. Military Barracks built in the year 1845 are located near the Barracks Pl.., and it houses Kojonup Pioneer Museum, it is located on the Soldier toad and has displays of pioneers` tools and implements. Walsh Cattle Complex located on the Broomehill Road has regular cattle sales. Myrtle Benn Memorial Flora and Fauna Sanctuary are located on the Tunney Road. Heritage Harness Display is located on Benn Pde near to the Railway Shed.
Attractions in the Area
Outlets for local jarrah furniture, hand turned grass tree articles, woolen jumpers, etc can be found. Proandra Flowers are located 20 km to the west of Kojonup. Lake towering is located 40 km to the North West of Kojonup and is an ideal place for boating and onshore camping. Australian Bush Heritage Funds Reserve is located at Cherry Tree Pool which is 16 km to the North of Kojonup where Eucalyptus Wandoo and wild flowers can be seen.