317 kilometres south east of Perth
has a population of less than 50 people and was first settled to support farming in the early 1920s. It derives its name from the Aboriginal name of a nearby hill and means ‘place of fire’. The town was first recorded by Surveyor General J S Roe in 1848 and was a soldier settlement site first gazetted in 1931.
Nearby Tressie’s museum offers a collection of pioneer farming tools and equipment. A working display of gramophones and 78 records is also a feature.
Visitors enjoy the yesteryear style of the beautiful Catholic Church and the primary school. See a mosaic featuring the area’s flora and fauna. Scenic vistas can be seen at McCann, Buckley’s Breakaway and the Karlgarin Hills.
Tressie’s Museum and Caravan Park
Karlgarin WA 6358
Mobile: 0475 895 043
Email: [email protected]
Located 17 kilometres west of Hyden this caravan park has a four star RAC rating. A new park in a quiet on- farm location adjoining Karlgarin townsite. Powered sites, camping sites, modern ablutions, full disabled facilities, camper’s kitchen, TV reception. Backpacker/budget accommodation available. Self contained chalet with 2 bedrooms.
This park is Pet friendly if you utilize your own RV or caravan and does not apply to the parks onside accommodation. Pets to be kept on a leash at all times.
Powered Sites: $30 (2 people)
Unpowered Sites: $25 (2 people)
Backpacker Rooms: from $35 – $75
Self Contained chalet: $125 (2 people)
Extra person: $15 each
Kalgarin Country Club
Federal Street, Kalgarin WA 6358
Phone: +61 8 9889 5013 or +61 8 9889 5028 (Ian & Glenda)
Open: Tuesday – Sunday 5:30pm – late, Light meals available on request. Dinner available Thursday & Friday night.