Kulin Bush Races
What To See & Do
Tin Horse Highway
The Wheatbelt’s most popular drive trail, The Tin Horse Highway, is one of Western Australia’s most unique open-air galleries which is full of home-made tin horses, each with their own design and character. The characterised tin horses are found predominantly east of Kulin on the ‘Tin Horse Highway’ en route to the Jilakin Race track and on the road west of Kulin towards Corrigin.
The ‘Tin Horse Highway’ began when a horse made from an old 44 gallon drum, was placed on the dam bank at the corner of Jilakin Rock North Road. From there, it grew into a friendly rivalry between locals to produce fun horses. The Tin Horse competition is now open to all and judged at the Kulin Bush Races. Your tin horse could be part of this amazing outdoor gallery!
If you are travelling along the Highway to view and take photos of the tin horses, we ask that you be mindful of others on the road. Please remember to pull well off the road at a clearly visible and safe place, and put your hazard lights on.
Enter the Tin Horse Competition
Make a tin horse in time for the Kulin Bush Races and you could be in the running for a share of the generous prize money. We are always on the lookout for new tin horses, so if you have an idea, we encourage you wherever you may live, to enter our Tin Horse Highway Competition.
Jilakin Lake and Rock
The Kulin Bush Races are held at the base of the spectacular grey monolith, Jilakin Rock. An easy climb to the top of the rock provides spectacular views of Jilakin Lake and the surrounding Wheatbelt.
Jilakin Rock also boasts the most isolated known stand of Jarrah (150 kilometres from the main Jarrah belt), surviving on the water run-off and quarry soils at the base of the rock.
Buckley’s Breakaway is a picturesque landform where erosion has cut through the orange laterite and formed spectacular white cliffs and gullies from the underlying clay. The gully is dominated by Cypress Pine, Blue Mallet and Box Poison, but it is the top of the ‘breakaway’ which carries the most interesting plants, like delicate orchids and sundews.
At the site, you will find interpretive information about the area, a fabulous picnic spot and endless photo opportunities!
Wildflowers & Walking Trails
The South West region of WA is internationally recognised as being one of the most biodiverse areas in the world! The Kulin Shire has an abundance of wonderful wildflower reserves and roadsides which put on a spectacular seasonal show of colour.
The flowering gum, Eucalyptus macrocarpa (Mottlecah) is the flora emblem of the Shire of Kulin and grows along the Kulin-Corrigin Road. You can view the macrocarpa along the established Macrocarpa Walk Trail.
The macrocarpa walk is located 1km west of Kulin and is an easy 1.4km walk through bushland.
Giant Water Slide and Aquatic Centre
Kulin has the biggest water slide in regional Western Australia. Measuring 182 metres long and 18 metres high, the Kulin Water Slide provides hours of endless summer fun and excitement for people of all ages.
For a more relaxing experience, cool off in the local swimming pool.
The Kulin Aquatic Centre and Water Slide are open from November to March. For more information phone Kulin Aquatic Centre (08) 9880 1222.