Kulin is a 'wheat and sheep' town with what has to be one of the most unusual attractions in any small country town in the state.
As you drive through town it is impossible to miss seeing the huge water slide. It is the largest water slide in regional Western Australia.
The slide is 18 metres high and is 182 metres long.
The town is attractive and is using innovative ideas to attract tourism to the area. There is a 72 hour rest area in the centre of town for
fully self-contained motorhomes and if you don't have a self-contained vehicle you can stay at the local caravan park and (for the first 5 days)
pay what you think it is worth.
Kulin is the starting point for the Tin Horse Highway
where the local community has created a number of outdoor 'sculptures' using old 44 gallon drums and assorted other items that brighten up the road side
and bring a smile to traveller's faces as they pass by. This is an alternative route to Hyden and Wave Rock. The tin horses started as a way
of promoting the Kulin Bush Races and the first tin horse appeared in the late 1990s.
Natural attractions in the area include Jilakin Lake, Jilakin Rock
and Buckleys Breakaway.
First land in the area was taken up around Wogolin and Dudinin in early 1909.
Kulin was originally gazetted as Jilakin in 1913, the residents of the area objected to the name and in 1914 it was renamed Kulin. The meaning of the
name is unknown but early records dating from 1848 show the spelling as Coolin. This is yet another town that traces its origins back to the
coming of the railway (1915).
TALL TALES AND TRUE
The only legend of note regards two stands of jarrah trees which grow near the town. The Aborigines in the area believed that they were formed
when two groups meeting drove their spears into the ground as a sign of friendship. The nearest jarrah to these trees is over 140km away.
(C) Tin Horse Highway YouTube Channel.
(C) MRGTV YouTube Channel.
Dragon Rocks Nature Reserve, Jilakin Lake, Jilakin Rock. and Buckleys Breakaway, Kulin Rock, Herbarium, Kulin Bush Races,
Tin Horse Highway, Water slide, Museum, Macrocarpa trail.
BUILDINGS OF NOTE
Jitarning hall 1918, Memorial Hall 1928.
FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS
State : Wagin
Federal : O'Connor
Postcode : 6365
Local Government : Shire of Kulin
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