Hippo's Yawn, Hyden

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A highly unusual rock formation resembling, as the name suggests, the gaping chasm formed by the yawning mouth of a hippopotamus, Hippo's Yawn sits among the wildflowers and scrub of the Wave Rock area. The wardens can take you on a tour of the immediate surrounds and will offer plenty of insight into both the formation and its environs. With our world travel planner, Hyden attractions like Hippo's Yawn can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We thought Hippo's Yawn was another name for 'Wave Rock' until we were in the area and realised it is yet ANOTHER interesting rocky feature (quite aptly named "Hippo's Yawn") - as that is just what it...  more »
  • If you are visiting the Wave Rock, then take a short 10 minutes stroll from the Rock to visit the Hippo's Yawn. You can also drive there. Just 1 min from the Rock. It is a big rock formation. Good for...  more »
  • I was pleased that this rock formation looked as it’s name suggested. The walk here from Wave Rock was easy and we saw several pretty Australian birds along the way, as well as some other interesting ...  more »
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  • Easy access and worth a look. And yes it does look like a hippo yawning.
  • Great easy walk from Wave Rock or you can drive right to it
  • Very funny rock , smoothy inner up surface like Hippo's palate…… I'm wondering where is his teeth? Haha......
  • You can either drive or walk. You would need to take the trail from Wave Rock if you choose the latter. The walk trail is amazing and you see some amazing fauna and flora. Hippo Yawns is surprisingly cool, which is well received after a walk.
  • An amazing place to visit, with magic bush walks.

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