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] 5 To Corrigin 54km Perth 283km West Kulin Tin Horses (ends 15km) 10 25 16 14 23 2 RV VEHICLE ACCESS 30 17 Stage boundaries Private functions including weddings, events, corporate seminars and conferences. JOHNSTON STREET 3 Proposed street tree 8 WAR MEMORIAL SKATE PARK 4 EXISTING PLAYGROUND Fully licenced bar Gym Indoor multi-sport courts Commercial kitchen Bowling green Synthetic tennis courts TOWN CENTRE PARK groundcover species 28 RV PARKING STAGE Proposed Surfaces Insitu concrete paving, broom ﬁnish Insitu concrete paving, exposed aggregate ﬁnish 1 Cement stabilised compacted gravel EVENT SPACE Laterite boulder outcrops 20 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 Whea real Slide, had a beer in a ked taken lots of pictures of wildflowers, chec real a to went out Wave Rock and I even Aussie Rules football match. If you are on is ever in Western Australia the Kulin Regi the to off am I 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 i 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 22 21 LEGEND Proposed shade tree 13 KULIN COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE 12 26 Our state of the art multipurpose sporting and function facility offers: Discovery Zone 9 19 11 18 15 27 6 24 29 7 Where to Stay i 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.
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