Flora fanciers flock to the Kulin corner of the state’s south-east to enjoy the abundant wildflowers, especially several varieties of wild orchids which flourish in the bush around the small town.
In spring, the countryside is carpeted with vibrant colour as a swag of WA’s more than 8000 varieties of wildflowers come into bloom. But it’s more often the gorgeous, flowering Macrocarpa gums that capture much of the attention in the fields.
At the centre of a prosperous mixed farming area, with sheep and coarse grains predominant, Kulin lies about 283km south-east of Perth and 71km north-east of Wickepin.
If anything expresses the enthusiasm and vitality of the Kulin community, it's the famous Kulin Bush Races - WA's 'country event of the year' held each October. Run at the picturesque Jilakin course, overlooking Jilakin Lake and nestled beneath the shadow of Jilakin Rock, the races, together with a gymkhana, novelty events, live music, and bush tucker are a fitting celebration of the spirit of country people.
There are several unusual rock formations outside of town, including a mammoth granite boulder and a particularly strange pink and white rock formation called Buckley's Breakaways.