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Margaret River/SW

The South West corner of Western Australia combines dramatic rugged coastline and unspoilt beaches with rolling hills and ancient forests. If it’s fine cuisine you seek, this region boasts impressive wine estates ready to take you on a food and wine journey you won’t forget.

The Margaret River region is a superb blend of good living and stunning nature just a few hours drive south from Perth. With over 60 cellar doors in the region, visitors should be prepared for decadent dining and the finest premium wines. Discover the innovative menu at Flutes Restaurant, or relax with a long lunch overlooking the oldest vines in the region at Vasse Felix.

Venture south to Pemberton and visit the Gloucester Tree lookout, an impressive 60 metres high,this giant Karri tree has amazing views of the forest canopy. For more inspiring views don’t miss the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk at Walpole. See the magnificent whales between June and October at the port city of Albany. Immerse yourself in this laid back and self-indulgent region and you may never want to leave.

Walking through Amberley Estate


Margaret River/SW: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Elverd Cottage


Visit the quaint 1850s Elverd Cottage to learn about the farming town of Kojonup and its history as a British Military outpost in the 1800s. Examine the farm machinery and blacksmith's shop housing a comprehensive harness display, horse drawn vehicles and early machinery, stroll around the magnificent cottage gardens and explore the cottage to see how the prison guards would have lived.

Home to J.C. Elverd, who was one of the British soldiers enticed to the town with the offer of GBP15 and ten acres of land, the cottage has been beautifully restored. Known as the Pensioner Guards who watched over convicts from Britain, the cottage is one of only a few Pensioner Guards homes still remaining.

Elverd Cottage forms part of the Kojonup Historical Town Walk which includes an amazing 52 significant sites around the town. Visit the Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, the Noongar Sharpening Rock and the oldest continually licensed hotel in Western Australia, Commercial Hotel. Take a day to leisurely explore the town and its interesting past. Kojonup is three hours drive south of Perth.




Soldier Road
Kojonup, WA, 6395

Located 24.1K from Margaret River/SW

Military Barracks


Take the opportunity to explore the Military Barracks, which holds significant historical importance as the oldest building in Kojonup. The outpost for the British Military is still in perfect condition and displays an intriguing range of historic artefacts. Read up on details of the town's history and the many roles the barracks has played over the past 160 years.

The town of Kojonup was chosen by the British Military as the outpost for their 51st Regiment. Soldiers were enticed to the town with GBP15 and ten acres of land. In return they guarded the convicts who were sent over from Britain.

Following the end of the convict era, the barracks were converted into a school, then a private home and finally the town's museum.

The Military Barracks are only open on Sunday afternoons. However, you are welcome to wander around the peaceful gardens to examine the exterior of this historic landmark and see the Peppermint trees planted by students of the school more than 100 years ago.

Just three hours' drive south of Perth; Kojonup will appeal to anyone with an interest in the state's history with 52 historical sites of significance to visit.




Spring Street
Kojonup, WA, 6395

Located 24.3K from Margaret River/SW

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