Kulpara named for a local native word 'Kula' meaning eucalyptus. Kulpara is located on the Copper Coast Highway at the western foot of the southern Hummocks Range.
Here in the early days the rough dirt road branched southwards to Arthurton, Maitland, Mount Rat, Minlaton, Yorketown and ended at Edithburgh. Other bush tracks led off the central road to Port Victoria, Ardrossan, Curramulka, Brentwood, Hardwick Bay, Warooka, Corny Point, and ending at Stenhouse Bay/ Inneston.
During the 1930s the central road was gradually sealed which improved road traffic accessibility between all the main Peninsula towns immensely.