What`s in a name?

Visitor Information
and Souvenirs
1 Shire of Kulin Administration
and Community Resource
Centre
Visitor Information
Locally made treats, gifts,
products, Kulin branded souvenirs
Centrelink and Government
Access Point
Public computers
Laminating and binding
PH: (08) 9880 1021
E: [email protected]
www.kulin.wa.gov.au
Open: Mon – Fri
9.00am - 4.30pm.
2 Freebairn Recreation Centre
PH: (08) 9880 1000
E: [email protected]
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To Corrigin 54km
Perth 283km
West Kulin Tin
Horses (ends 15km)
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RV VEHICLE ACCESS
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Stage boundaries
Private functions including
weddings, events, corporate
seminars and conferences.
JOHNSTON STREET
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Proposed street tree
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WAR MEMORIAL
SKATE PARK
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EXISTING
PLAYGROUND
Fully licenced bar
Gym
Indoor multi-sport courts
Commercial kitchen
Bowling green
Synthetic tennis courts
TOWN
CENTRE
PARK
groundcover species
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RV PARKING
STAGE
Proposed Surfaces
Insitu concrete paving, broom finish
Insitu concrete paving, exposed aggregate finish
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Cement stabilised compacted gravel
EVENT SPACE
Laterite boulder outcrops
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Earth mounds
RV DUMP POINT
Experience the
Kulin Townsite
Structures & furniture
RAILWAY
STATION
22 Kulin Doctor Surgery
PH: (08) 9880 1315.
22 Kulin Medical Centre
(Health Nurse Clinic)
PH: (08) 9880 1056
Kondinin Hospital
PH: (08) 9894 1222
(24km from Kulin)
Narrogin Regional Hospital
PH: (08) 9881 0333
(100km from Kulin)
10 Villa Kulin
Short stay and self-contained
accommodation.
PH: 0427 651 304
W: www.villakulin.com
Corrigin Hospital
PH: (08) 9063 0333
(53km from Kulin)
Lake Grace Hospital
PH: (08) 9890 2222
(70km from Kulin)
What’s in
a name?
Hi Mum and Dad!
This place is amazing. It is not far from
Perth, easy to get to and the locals are
super friendly! I have travelled the Tin
Water
Horse Highway, cooled off at the giant
pub,
tbelt
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real
Slide, had a beer in a
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taken lots of pictures of wildflowers, chec
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to
went
out Wave Rock and I even
Aussie Rules football match. If you are
on is
ever in Western Australia the Kulin Regi
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seriously a must! Gotta fly,
soon!
annual Kulin Bush Races. Chat
Kitty,
4/10/2014 xxoo
11 Kulin Hardware and Café
PH: (08) 9880 1340
12 Kulin Woolshed Café
PH: (08) 9880 1275
11 Kulin Hardware & Rural
PH: (08) 9880 1340
Memoral wall
It is believed that the name ‘Kulin’ may have come from the
Aboriginal Nyoongar word “koorl-iny” which means coming or
going. This is because people moved through the area and
water was available. Kulin is also on what Aboriginal people call a
‘dreaming trail’ and people travelled through this area particularly
when large meetings were being held in the Eastern Wheatbelt.
8 Kulin Hotel/Motel
PH: (08) 9880 1201
Toilet block.
Obelisk
Tin Horse Hwy (ends 15km)
Bush Races Track (15km)
Jilakin Rock & Lake (15km)
Buckley’s Breakaway (60km)
Where to Eat
Culvert boardwalk
3 Kulin Aquatic Centre
and Giant Water Slide
PH: (08) 9880 1222
To fill your day with summer fun,
don’t miss regional Australia’s
BIGGEST waterslide, located at
the vibrant Kulin Aquatic Centre
(Open summer months).
Visitor Discovery Zone sign
Discovery Zone
21 Kulin Police Station
PH: (08) 9880 1205
9 Kulin Retreat
Camp and Group
Accommodation. Bookings in
advance are essential. Please
contact the Shire of Kulin during
business hours.
PH: (08) 9880 1204
Self-catering,
Supplies & Services
Bbq
Proud View Estate
8 Kulin Hotel/Motel
PH: (08) 9880 1201
20 Emergency Services
(Police, Ambulance,
and Fire & Rescue)
PH: 000
Religious Services
23 St Mary’s Kulin Anglican Church
24 Uniting Church of Australia
(Located at CWA)
25 Kulin Catholic Church
Shade structure
Picnic table
Robertson Park Estate
7 Kulin Caravan Park
PH: 0439 469 850
Medical Facilities
and Services
Proposed landmark tree
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Key
4 RV Friendly Town
Free 48 hour parking is available
for fully self-contained caravans
and RVs in the Discovery Zone,
with a dump point next to the
Public Toilets. Free 72 hour RV
parking is available at the Bush
Races Track (see region map).
Visit www.rvfriendly.com au
Proposed small tree
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LEGEND
Proposed shade tree
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KULIN
COMMUNITY
RESOURCE
CENTRE
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Our state of the art multipurpose sporting and function
facility offers:
Discovery Zone
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Where to Stay
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4 Discovery Zone
The zone showcases Kulin and
surrounding areas and is complete
with
48HR RV Friendly, BBQ,
V I S I TO R D I S COV E RY ZO N E S I T E P L A N
picnic shelters, playground, public
amenities, artwork
and interpretive
SK03-B
signage. Completed in 2015.
5 Macrocarpa Wildflower
Walk Trail
The town’s floral emblem
Eucalyptus macrocarpa can be
viewed along this easy grade
1km walk trail (Best in SpringSept – Dec)
6 Butlers Garage (Kulin Museum)
Built in the mid-1920s, Butlers
Garage houses the Kulin
Museum which contains an
impressive collection of vintage
cars, farm equipment and
machinery.
PH: (08) 9880 1359
or 0427 811 970
Open: Saturday mornings and by
appointment
Admission: Free
13 24HR Self-Service Fuel Facility
Unleaded and diesel. Pre-pay
with credit card.
14 Kulin IGA Supermarket
PH: (08) 9880 1007
15 Gangells AgSolutions
PH: (08) 9880 1292
15 Kulin Gourmet Meats
PH: (08) 9880 1840
15 Bendigo Bank and ATM
PH: (08) 9880 1422
16 Kulin Post Office
and Public Phone Box
PH: (08) 9880 1242
17 Ashlee Renae Hair Studio
PH: 0455 177 608
18 Kulin Tyre Service
PH: (08) 9880 1278
19 Tin Horse Highway Store
(Comfort Style)
PH: 9880 1551
Vanilla Bloom Beauty
PH: 0498 081 057
Trish’s Outback Style
(Hairdresser)
PH: 0429 653 006
Jasper & Co Mechanics
PH: 0417 993 211
MP Miles Mechanical
PH: 0417 878 217
Other
26 Kulin District High School
PH: (08) 9880 1264
27 Kulin Retirement Homes
Kulin offers high quality homes
for seniors and retirees which are
safe and support independence.
Two complexes, Kulinda Village
and Workman Estate are both
within walking distance of the
Health Centre, community
services and shopping precinct.
28 Kulin Memorial Hall
29 Kulin Kids Club(Playgroup)
30 Kulin Childcare
Camp Kulin
PH: 0457 801 008
E: [email protected]
The internationally recognised
program fosters leadership,
respect, self-confidence, selfesteem, communication skills,
trust and perseverance.
Connect with us
facebook.com/campkulin
[email protected]
Web: www.campkulin.com.au
TransWA
A bus service is available in
Kulin on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For more information, times
and bookings visit
www.transwa.com.au
History in a Flash
40,000
The first inhabitants of
years ago – the South West corner of
present day: Western Australia were
the Aboriginal Noongar
people. Noongar people had
a strong relationship with the
natural environment, which
continues today. 1870’s: Sandalwood cutters move
through the region seeking
the finest stands of sweet
smelling sandalwood for the
East and South-East Asian
market.
Late 1890’s: Cutters down their tools
and head further inland to
seek their fortune on the
Goldfields.
Early 1900’s: Pastoralists begin to take
grazing leases in the Kulin
area. Fresh water is found
at Kulin Rock Soak, north of
Kulin and attracts the first
settlement to the area.
Experience the Kulin Region
F3 Pingaring
Be inspired by this quaint rural community at
the base of a giant granite rock. Experience rural
hospitality at the ‘Gum Tree Tavern’. You may
also be lucky enough to meet acclaimed rural
romance and best selling author Fiona Palmer,
who calls Pingaring home.
Pingaring AgSolutions
Groceries, fruit, vegetables, newsagents, liquor,
gas, fuel, agricultural products and hardware.
PH: (08) 9866 8014
E: [email protected]
Open: 8.00am – 5.00pm Mon – Thurs
8.00am – 6.00pm Fri
B3 Jitarning
A very little town with lots of character and a
fabulous old stone building which was originally
built as a pub in 1918 but used as a hostel (now
a private residence). Jitarning is situated 22km
south east from Kulin and was proclaimed a town
in 1917.
A4Dudinin
This close knit rural community prides itself on
being friendly, positive and proactive. Dudinin is
situated 37 kilometers south east of Kulin on the
Number 2 Rabbit Proof Fence Road. The name
Dudinin is believed to have Aboriginal origins
which means ‘place of much water’.
K3 Holt Rock
(Facilities are in Varley)
Find yourself on the edge of the Great Western
Woodlands, the largest remaining intact temperate
or ‘Mediterranean’ woodland in the world. Holt
Rock township has very minimal facilities for
visitors however, 17kms south of Holt Rock is
Varley, located in the Shire of Lake Grace.
Varley AgSolutions and Australia Post
PH: (08) 9875 1200
Open: 8.00am – 5.30pm Mon – Fri
8.00am – 12.00pm Sat
Tin Horse Tourist Route
The fabulous 120 kilometre self-drive trail takes you along sealed
roads to Wave Rock via Kulin and the famous Tin Horse Highway and
offers an array of unique sights and experiences along the way.
Tin Horse Highway
Laugh your way along Western Australia’s most hilarious highway.
Dubbed a ‘quirky open-air gallery’, this famous collection of clever
community art provides a seriously entertaining drive and is fast
becoming a must see for travellers across Australia.
West Kulin Tin Horses
The tin horses on the western side of Kulin town provide a fun
introduction to the Bush Races and the Tin Horse Highway.
D3 Kulin Bush Races Weekend (Annual Event)
Spectacular scenery, rural hospitality, live entertainment, novelty
events, delicious food and horse racing! (First weekend in October).
D3 Jilakin Lake and Rock
Admire breathtaking views from the top of Jilakin Rock or enjoy a
picnic under the most inland stand of Jarrah tree’s found in the area.
This is where you will find the Kulin Bush Races Track.
F2 Buckley’s Breakaway
The perfect spot for a picnic and a photographers delight. This
picturesque landform displays a contrast of vibrant orange clays
against spectacular white cliffs and gullies.
Seasonal Wildflowers (Best in Spring- Sept – Dec)
Experience Kulin’s wonderful wildflower reserves, walk trails and
roadsides which put on a spectacular seasonal show of color.
Pathways to Wave Rock Drive Trail
Kulin is the perfect base to explore the Pathways to Wave Rock! Ask
for your detailed map and guide at the Kulin Community Resource
Centre. The trail links the towns of Quairading, Bruce Rock,
Narembeen, Hyden, Lake Grace, Kulin, Kondinin and Corrigin and
offers a range of unique experiences across the region.
www.pathwaystowaverock.com.au
QUAIRADING
BRUCE ROCK
PERTH
NAREMBEEN
KONDININ
BROOKTONN
CORRIGIN
KULIN
WAVE ROCK
HYDEN
LAKE GRACE
Travel Tips & Safety
Farming
For a safe and enjoyable trip please consider the
following travel tips and information. Your safety is
our concern but it is your responsibility.
Broad acre dry land farming is the backbone of the
Kulin Region. Growing of crops is the most popular
activity with wheat, barley, canola, lupins and field
peas all produced in the Kulin region.
Seeding:...............Mid April - June
Harvesting:..........November - December
Main Shearing:...Mid-January - March
................................and July - October
Lambing:..............April-May (Autumn)
................................and May-June (Winter)
Hay Baling:..........September – October
Be Prepared
Visitor Centres, some petrol stations and food
outlets are open limited hours so phone ahead.
Be Safe
• Beware of trucks and farming machinery on roads.
• Check road conditions before departure. Rain
can make some roads impassable.
• In event of a breakdown in a remote location,
remain with your vehicle.
• Carry plenty of drinking water. Granite outcrops
and lakes do not guarantee water and if there,
the quality of the water cannot be assured.
• Always carry a well-stocked first aid kit.
• Take care at all railway crossings. Not all
crossings have flashing lights.
• Beware of livestock and wildlife on roads.
• In warmer months beware of snakes.
Be Respectful
• When bushwalking or visiting Nature Reserves
do not disturb wildlife, remove plants, rocks or
artefacts.
• Use visitor facilities provided and keep to
existing tracks.
• When visiting nature reserves, leave pets at home.
• Dispose of your rubbish properly.
Mobile Phones
Mobile phone coverage in the Kulin Shire may be
limited. Telstra is the only service provider. Other
providers have almost no coverage.
Fires
Fires are prohibited in summer months. During the
other warmer months, make sure you obtain fire
danger information and only light fires when safe,
permitted and in designated areas.
Noongar Seasons
The six-season calendar is extremely important to
Aboriginal Noongar people. It is a guide to what
nature is doing at every stage of the year, as well
as understanding respect for the land in relation to
plant and animal fertility cycles and land and animal
preservation.
Birak:.....................December – January
Bunuru:.................February – March
Djeran:..................April – May
Makuru:................June – July
Djilba:....................August – September
Kambarang:.........October – November
Warning – Water features shown on maps do not guarantee water and
if present, the quality of water cannot be assured. Roads and tracks as
represented are not always proof of a public thoroughfare as some tracks
are suitable for 4WD vehicles only. Outdoor activities can be hazardous and
suitable safety precautions should be taken at all times. The information
contained herein does not guarantee your safety.
Disclaimer – Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this publication,
the publishers and the sponsors accept no responsibility for any errors or
omissions that may occur, or any loss, damage and inconvenience caused
by errors and omissions. The information set out was correct at the time of
printing and can be subject to change without notice.
1910’s: The belt of salt pans around
Jilakin Lake is recognized as
good grazing land and early
farming settlers take up land
around the lake and Jilakin
Rock.
1915: The railway from Narrogin is
connected to Kulin.
1919: The Kulin Hotel opens after
a controversial beginning
and Royal Commission
surrounding its hotel license.
1928: The Kulin Memorial Hall is
constructed and becomes
a hub for social events and
administration.
1937: The CWA building foundation
stone is laid by Mrs. Casey
1938: Construction of Butlers
Garage is completed
(now a Museum)
1946: Kulin Railway Station is built
1995: Kulin hosts its first annual
Bush Races event
2010: Kulin celebrates 100 years
and remains one of the most
productive districts in the WA
Wheatbelt.