Lake Grace - More Direct Route to Albany
If you want to head straight on down to Albany, the quickest route is via Lake Grace.
There is not much to do at Lake Grace - well except to view the big salt lake there.
We didn't stop for too long because it was very windy, cold and looked like the clouds were just about to open up.
But here's an interesting fact - extensive land clearing for agricultural purposes has replaced deep-rooted native vegetation with shallow-rooted crops, bringing natural salts to the surface from the water table. There are a huge amount of lakes in south Western Australia with this problem.
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Travelliing to Albany? Go via Dumbleyung.
If you are continuing on down to Albany there are a number of ways to go. My recommendation is to travel via Kulin and Dumbleyung as there are more things to see along the way. From Dumbleyung head on down to Katanning and across to Borden, Amelup and through the Stirling Range.
Dumbleyung Tavern is a great place to stay for the night, unwind in the bar, have a feed there and a few glasses of red and stumble up to a comfy bed. The owners are just lovely to have a yarn with. Just outside of Dumbleyung is a beautiful huge lake where the world water speed record was broken. Read all about it on my Dumbleyung page.
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- Sailing and Boating
Drive the Tin Can Highway near Kulin
Gotta love this! Tin Can Highway leading into Kulin should not be missed on your way into or out of Hyden. It's a bit out of the way and you will be adding a couple of hours to your journey but if you stay at Wave Rock Resort for the night then Kulin can be easily done the next day on your way back to Perth. It's nice trip in itself going to Kulin. The road is small and often lined with beautiful big trees. It's a lovely trip.
Now for the horses - Kulin is a little country town that is quite famous for it's bush horse races. What started out as keen marketing campaign to encourage people to come to the big annual horse race is now a big tourist draw card in itself. These funny, quirky and ingenious tin can creations by the farmers are amazing to see. Don't miss it. Fillypoosis was my favourite.
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