The long winding road that leads to HideAway Haven will never disappear, so take some extra time and stop along the way. There are some pretty exciting and interesting things to see, do and eat. Half way between Perth and Williams is Riverside Roadhouse in Bannister. Take a break. Feed the Alpacas, browse through the shop for some jams, honey and other delicacies.
The Woolshed in Williams
The Williams Woolshed is an innovative, interactive and interpretive tourism complex presenting ‘a wool story’. The Woolshed combines sheep shearing, regional wines, food, entertainment, art displays, educational programs and retail wool products. There are so many little gift shops here with some very unusual and interesting ideas. Well worth spending some time here. Grab a coffee and something to eat from the Cafe. The Williams visitor Centre is also located in the Wool Shed.
The Kodja Place in Kojonup
The Kodja Place is the story of country Australia – as experienced by one farming community. Built around the theme of 'One Story, Many Voices', Kodja Place includes many experiences, including lose yourself in an amazing maze of Australian bred roses while you watch the evolution of the Australian pergola. Sit at the Noongar campfire, hear the stories, meet the people.
Kodja Place is a heartfelt attempt by one community to explore and present its common story. Created to strengthen reconciliation between the people that make up this community.
I really enjoyed wandering through the maze. Each leg of the maze represents a decade of the twentieth century. Stories have been written to be placed throughout the maze. They follow the lives of three fictional women throughout the twentieth century. One is Aboriginal - a Noongar woman since named "Yoondi" by our local community. Another arrived from Italy early in the century ( many Kojonup families come from the Valtellina region of Northern Italy ) The third was of English origin.As in real life in country WA their stories intertwined over the century so that by the end of the maze the womens' stories begin to converge. It was like being lost in another time as I read each of the stories of hardship, love and triumphs.
Plantagenet Wines in Mount Barker
Stop at Plantagenet Winery in Mount Barker. You are now just 40 mins from HideAway Haven. Pick up some nice wine to enjoy when you are sitting on your deck tonight. Indulge in a bottle of their Liquor Muscat to sip on while you are sitting in the Jacuzzi tonight.
At the end of an enjoyable Long and Winding Road to Albany, arrive at HideAway Haven to relax and enjoy the memories of a beautiful 'Road Trip'.