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The Kodja Place Visitor & Interpretive Center
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Valley of the Giants and Tree Top Walk Day Tour from Perth
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Kojonup
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Situated on Albany Highway..... if travelling from Perth keep travelling along the highway past the bakery. When you spot the Wool wagon turn left at Kojonup Park.

This place is actually a complex housing.......
1. a visitor centre complete with maps, brochures, souvenirs and locally produced jams and chutneys etc. The toilets are clean.
2. an Interpretive Centre which costs $6 per person to enter, although today we were permitted to enter by donation because the technology was down.
3. Black Cockatoo Cafe and
4. The Rose Garden.

Plenty of parking. There's Kojonup Park across the road with BBQ, seating and children's playground and public toilets. Also there is a Kokoda Track memorial.

1  Thank Livvy7
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stopped at Kojonup last October by chance on our way from Albany (a great place) to Busselton. We had been driving through farmland for a couple of hours by the time we stopped for a break, coffee and a sandwich. The visitor centre brought me up short and my wife had to drag me out. The biographical information and displays are well presented and made a lasting impression. They brought into sharp focus the fact that all this landscape is an artefact made in less than 100 years by settlers from the UK and all over Europe (but often with lots of labour from the original settlers). Those who designed and laid out this centre deserve respect. Worth a stop, worth a detour. Very thought provoking.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Often thought of as a good stopping point between Albany and Perth, the local community has developed a great asset in this complex. Part museum, part rose garden, part cafe, part gift shop, this complex offers a great resource for the traveller who wants a break from driving.

The rose garden maze in itself is a great reason to stop. Together with plantings of several hundred rose species, there are intertwined stories of families through the 20th century told through the eyes of three women -- one indigenous, one British and one Italian. The plaques give the narrative in the form of fragmented diary entries or letters and tell the passage of these women and their families through different life stages of joy and loss. These stories make you aware how social attitudes have changed and are possibly more intristically interesting that the roses.

The cafe is also very good, though a tad pricey. Their focaccias were great and the berry and mint smooth delicious, but my partner's coffee was rather weak. However, the cafe staff were able to remedy the situation with another shot of coffee!

Overall, well worth the stop to look around and experience a wheatbelt town.

2  Thank bratsche1980
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Kojonup is a quaint town about 150 km from Albany on the highway from Perth. A good place to stop for tourist info and the cafe has good food and coffee. Very popular though.

2  Thank KenM1952
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Lots of interesting information on the Aboriginal people. The building is lovely being rammed earth and the displays are well presented. Don't stop for coffee though as it costs a small fortune.

1  Thank mtbarker
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