The Big Lap - Kulin & Harrismith


Home of the famous Tin Horse Highway.

More about that later.


It was a nice road trip between Narrogin ad Kulin.  See map below. 

Well sign posted and the road was good.  We have found the south/east to be lacking in the signage department.


We stopped at a small town called Harrismith.  What a pleasant little place.  The locals are trying to put it back on the map.  At one time it used to be a thriving town but since the abandanment of the freight rail, the town nearly became a ghost town. 

There is a community centre, pub and cute caravan park and the gardens and trees are well maintained.  

We also checked the small freight goods shed that the locals have restored and placed in the information park.  Inside it had a bit of history, some old newspaper clippings and a display of wildflowers that can be found around the area.  



It was really interesting to learn that the rabbit proof fence runs from Port Hedland way up north all the way down to Esperance in the far south.  That's a long way!


We only stayed here 1 night so didn't have to unhitch the van.  

The free RV Campsite is in a great position, close to the Information Centre and across the road from the main street with a Cafe, Pub and IGA just around the corner.  There are free toilets with showers which was a bonus.

The Information Centre could have been a bit better.  It had a lot of unused space that could be used for gifts and pamphlets.  As it was, there was not much at all to look at.

It's nice to see when small country towns involve the kids.  The poles all had coloured drawings done by the local kids.  This little town is child friendly.  It has pools with big slides and a fabulous little playground.

We had toasted sandwiches for brunch at the Cafe and then went and checked out the Tin Horse Highway and came back for dinner at the Pub across the road.  


The Monday night dinner special was a big steak for $18 that we shared. 
 Bargain 😀
Teamed with a good red and raging log fire, doesn't get an better.



Unique to Kulin is the Tin Horse Highway which is a novel and quirky drawcard for this little town.

Local farmers and communities are constantly adding to the array of tin can creations along the road.  There are heaps of them and quite comical too.  

Every year there is a competition for the best one and this coincides with the Kulin Races event held every October. 



Meanwhile, Tookie just wanted to play with his ball.


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