The sheep- and grain-farming districts surrounding Kulin provide spectacular wildflower displays in season. The flowering gum, Eucalyptus macrocarpa, is the town's floral emblem. A stand of jarrah trees, not native to the area and not known to occur elsewhere in the wheat belt, grows near the town. According to Aboriginal legend, two tribal groups met at the site and, as a sign of friendship, drove their spears into the ground. From these spears, the jarrah trees grew. The Kulin Bush Races event has expanded from horseracing to a major attraction including a weekend of live music, an art and craft show, foot races and Clydesdale horserides. In the months prior to the Kulin Races, tin horses appear in the paddocks lining the road on the way to the racetrack. These, along with the tin horses from past years, create an unusual spectacle.
Resource Centre, Johnston St; (08) 9880 1021
Nearby national parks
Tin Horse Highway: starting in town and heading to the Jilakin racetrack, the highway is lined with horses made from a wide variety of materials.
Kulin Herbarium: specialising in local flora; open by appt; Johnston St.
Butlers Garage: built in the 1930s, this restored garage houses a museum of cars and machinery; open by appt; Cnr Johnston and Stewart sts.
Memorial Slide and Swimming Pool: the longest water slide in regional WA; pool open 12–7pm Tues–Fri, 10am–7pm Sat–Sun/public holidays, summer months; check for opening hours of water slide; Holt Rock Rd; (08) 9880 1222.
Macrocarpa Walk Trail: 1km self-guided signposted walk trail through natural bush; brochure available at visitor centre; 1km W.
Jilakin Rock and Lake: granite monolith overlooking a 1214ha lake; 16km E.
Hopkins Nature Reserve: important flora conservation area; 20km E.
Buckley's Breakaways: unusual pink and white rock formations; 70km E.
Dragon Rocks Nature Reserve: wildflower reserve with orchids and wildlife; 75km E.
Cafes & restaurants around town
Campsites around town
Kondinin Caravan Park 22 kmYou’ll find this caravan park in Kondinin, a town that presides over sheep country and the central wheat belt, about 278 km south-east of Perth. The gateway to Wave Rock, this is flat country that can get pretty... Find out more
Corrigin Caravan Park 46 kmCorrigin is widely regarded as one of WA’s most attractive and tidy country towns. You’ll be bewitched by the spring wildflower show and the granite outcrops that give an alien feel to the landscape, but... Find out more
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Wickepin Caravan Park 63 kmIn the town of Wickepin, 38 km north-east of Narrogin on the Great Southern Hwy, there are some fine Edwardian buildings, including the house that Albert Facey made famous in his best-selling book, A Fortunate Life. Many... Find out more
Narembeen Caravan Park 71 kmNarembeen Caravan Park is on Curral St, 290 km east of Perth. It has basic camping facilities and limited on-site accommodation. Travellers through this predominantly grain-belt region can visit Roe Lookout, explore some... Find out more
Wave Rock Caravan Park 74 kmWave Rock Caravan Park offers quiet and peaceful sites in a natural bush setting at the base of Wave Rock, one of the region’s most impressive natural attractions. On Wave Rock Rd, 4 km east of Hyden and 340 km... Find out more
Bruce Rock Caravan Park 87 kmBruce Rock Caravan Park is on Dunstall St in this small wheat-belt town, 247 km east of Perth. Visitors to Bruce Rock can drop into Totadjin Dam Reserve, a favourite cooling-off spot for locals, and also view a large... Find out more
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Narrogin Caravan Park 96 kmNarrogin is at the heart of some of the best agricultural country in WA, about 190 km south-east of Perth. It is the major service centre for the Great Southern region. The caravan park has a good range of facilities for... Find out more
Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town
What's on around town
Charity Car Rally: Sept.
Kulin Bush Races: Oct.
Longneck Roughneck Des Cook Memorial Quick Shears Shearing Competition: Oct.