Kulin

 

 

KULIN

 

HEMA Map reference 74/E7

 

GPS 32 40 16 S 118 09 20 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

285 Km

Population

330

Average Rainfall

360.3mm

Mean Max Temp

23.2C

Mean Min Temp

9.0C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9880 1205

Fire and Rescue

08 9880 1287

Medical

08 9880 1315

Visitor Centre

08 9880 1204

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Kulin

0439 469 850

 

HOTEL / MOTEL

Kulin Hotel / Motel

 

08 9880 1201

Wisteria House B and B

 

0488 595 186

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

 

link to Mingor.net website

 

DESCRIPTION

 

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.

 

HISTORY

 

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.

 

MAP

 

 

VIDEO

 

 

(C) Tin Horse Highway YouTube Channel.

 

(C) MRGTV YouTube Channel.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

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

 

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Wagin

Federal : O'Connor

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6365

Local Government : Shire of Kulin

 

PHOTOS

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