Rocky Gully was first settled by Andy Roland who walked across the Nullarbour to seek his fortune. Now the area is mainly dominated by sheep, cattle and timber and lupin production. There is a shop, service station and rest room facilities are located in the town.
There is little in the town itself to attract visitors but there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.
The Aboriginal name for the area is ‘Chullurup’ which translates as ‘place of white ant nests’.
Located just 68 kilometres west of Mount Barker on Muir’s Highway, Rocky Gully has never managed to develop the air of permanence achieved by its much larger neighbour.
Rocky Gully is the gateway to the Nornalup wilderness and the Frankland River where people go to kayaking and canoeing.
Information courtesy of www.wanowandthen.com and many thanks to the Old Police Museum, Mount Barker WA for the images.