What to do
Uncover the layers
The Kodja Place offers a rich variety of experiences in beautifully designed indoor and outdoor spaces. Garden pergolas and mosaics, sculpture, Noongar-Indigenous artworks, a 100 year photo frieze, and Three Women’s Stories are some of the wonderful elements that form interwoven story-layers.
Drop in or stay all day! Allow time to really explore the many special stories and features of The Kodja Place and you will be well rewarded.
Be sure to see
Explore all of The Kodja Place exhibitions to find extraordinary stories, including:
Intriguing spaces and storytelling methods offer fun experiences for all ages. Great outdoor play spaces, videos, an interactive school bus and farm workshop, are all part of the storytelling – it works for adults too!
Australian Rose Maze & Three Women's Stories
Trace the 100 year story-trails of Yoondi, Elizabeth and Maria through the delightful garden-setting of the Australian Rose Maze.
Yoondi's Mia Mia & the Bush Pockets
Join Noongar Elder Jack Cox for billy tea and damper in the special gathering spot of Yoondi’s Mia Mia, and browse the small ‘bush pockets’ for their seasonal wildflowers and bush tucker plants.
Follow bush animal tracks and explore this beautifully curated story of cultural and landscape change: a photo frieze, tools from traditional Noongar culture through to modern farming, along with personal experiences drawn from different cultures, reveal the pace and impacts of changing land uses.
Explore video clips and photographs, artworks, objects and personal stories from local Noongar and settler communities to find a heartfelt, fun and often quirky portrayal of life in our community, both in the past and present day.
Boomerang and spear throwing with Noongar Elder Jack Cox are fun and exciting for students! There’s billy milo and damper too. The combination of stories from Kojonup’s Noongar and settler communities are ideally suited to the school curriculum.
Black Cockatoo Café
Great coffee in a relaxed setting beside the Australian Rose Maze and courtyard make this an ideal travel-stop. Or enjoy a more leisurely break while you explore the stories of The Kodja Place. Comfy lounges, a verandah and friendly service are all part of the experience.
Jack's Indigenous Tours
Jack Cox is a local Noongar Elder and a much-loved guide at The Kodja Place. Jack’s a former State Champion Boxer who worked on the local railway, helped farmers to clear their land, and lived and worked on local sheep farms. Enjoy a billy tea and tour with Jack.
The Kodja Place Gift Shop
Visit the gift shop for local Noongar paintings, t-shirts and stationery, other Indigenous and Australian-made craft and books, plus gourmet produce.