drive the tin horse highway
SAFETY ON COUNTRY ROADS IS A
SERIOUS MATTER - PLEASE READ THE
FOLLOWING SAFETY TIPS.
The Shire of Kulin is home to a bustling farming community,
the surrounding roads play an important roll in the operations
of this thriving industry. Roads throughout the Wheatbelt are
frequented by trucks, tractors and other farming machinery
which can pose a danger to road users if common sense and
appropriate caution is not applied. Please observe all road
signage and avoid taking unnecessary risks.
If you choose to stop or slow down to view the tin horses,
please remember to:
• Pull well off the road and put your hazard lights on.
• Choose a clearly visible, safe place to pull over.
• Look out for other vehicles – Country roads may seem
deserted but cars and trucks travelling at high speeds can
appear suddenly and without notice.
• Be aware of slow moving vehicles and other tourists.
• Stay alert and apply caution at all times
WHO KNOWS WHAT YOU MIGHT
SEE THE NEXT TIME YOU DRIVE
THE TIN HORSE HIGHWAY?
The Tin Horse Highway is an ongoing and dynamic community project
with new and interesting characters being created all the time.
Behind closed doors new and increasingly cheeky Tin Horses are
being constructed by patrons of our community who have developed a
friendly one-upmanship with fellow tin horse pioneers. New additions
can be seen popping up all over the place, larger, more colourful,
cheekier than the last. You’ll never know what you might see the next
time you drive the Tin Horse Highway.
Feeling creative? Every October, Kulin holds a competition for the
best new Tin Horse as part of the Annual Kulin Bush Races weekend.
Entry is free, and your creation could well become the newest
attraction along the Tin Horse Highway.
For more info, contact the friendly staff at:
Please drive safely and enjoy your visit to Kulin and the
Tin Horse Highway.
Kulin Visitor Information and Souvenirs
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR CONCERN BUT
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!
Tel: (08) 9880 1021 or Email: [email protected]
Kulin Resource Centre - Johnston Street, Kulin WA 6365
TIN HORSE HIGHWAY
KULIN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
THE TIN HORSE
The Tin Horse ‘Highway’ is a 15 kilometre stretch of road in Western
Australia’s wheatbelt which heads east from the town of Kulin out to
the location of the Kulin Bush Races Track at Jilakin Rock. The road’s
official name is the Kulin - Lake Grace Road.
Kulin Corrigin Road
Kulin Lake Grace Road
Kulin Town site
Take a trot around Kulin townsite and discover our more urban
tin steeds. One of the town’s latest cheeky sculptures, ‘Thorpedo’
resides at the new Kulin Aquatic Centre which is also home to the
biggest waterslide in regional Australia! (Open during the summer
months).‘Thorpedo’ was inspired by Australian Olympic swimming
legend Ian Thorpe.
TO WAVE ROCK (HYDEN)
On the west side of town (Kulin – Corrigin Rd) you will also find a herd
of terrific tin horses including the BIGGEST tin horse in the region to
date! Standing higher than your average caravan, the ‘West Kulin
Whoppa’ is a unique landmark and a reflection of many years of
friendly competition between East and West Kulin farmers.
West Kulin Tin Horses
TO LAKE GRACE
The Tin Horse Highway is FREE and OPEN all year round.
West Kulin Tin Horses
One of Australia’s most iconic natural land formations ‘Wave Rock’
attracts thousands of visitors each year. Located 350km S/E from
Perth, on the route to Wave Rock (Hyden), you will find the vibrant
country town of Kulin which has become the home of a very unique
tourist destination all of its own. Kulin entertains its visitors with a fun
and exciting collection of colourful characters invented and created by
the residents of this small farming community.
The dusty paddocks surrounding Kulin have become a living gallery
of bright, quirky, community creations. The project which started
as a community marketing campaign to promote the annual Kulin
Bush Races and has quickly become one of Western Australia’s
most popular and unique self-drive tourist attractions. The Tin Horse
Highway provides a seriously entertaining tourist drive and a fun
alternative route through to iconic Wave Rock.
Tin Horse Highway
DISCOVER ONE OF AUSTRALIAS MOST
POPULAR AND UNIQUE TOURIST DRIVES THE TIN HORSE HIGHWAY.
THE TIN HORSE
Whilst the majority of tin horses are found on the Tin Horse Highway,
you will also find many equally impressive and imaginative tin horses
along other roads in the Kulin Shire and in Kulin town. All tin horses
in the region contribute to the Tin Horse Highway story and reflect
the vibrant, good humoured community that built them. There are
currently over 70 tin horses displayed on the Tin Horse Highway, in
the town site of Kulin and along other roads to Kulin. All year long
new tin horses are created and can be found popping up in different
locations in and around the town.