Kojonup takes its name from the Kodja or axe made by Aboriginal people from local stone. Twonkwillingup (Police Pools as they are known) was an important meeting place for them. More than 80 species of birds have been recorded in the wetlands.In the early days of settlement, a police outpost was established there.
The countryside around Kojonup is beautiful with granite outcrops and pools fed by springs. It is a prosperous rural community.
Kodja Place, the award-winning interpretive centre showcases the district over the years through the eyes of three women of culturally different backgrounds. The stories unfold in imaginative displays. There is a stunning rose maze with beautiful blooms and perfume of 1591 rose bushes.