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Hippo's Yawn, Hyden

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Geologic Formation Nature / Park
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hippo's Yawn by using our Hyden trip itinerary maker.
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  • Its just a modest cave really. But nice walk from Wave Rock and you can park here without paying the Wave Rock fee and take the trail....  more »
  • This is a cool spot for photos and family outings. It really does look like a hippo yawning, almost cute... another of life's mysteries! It's just 1km past Wave rock and there are walks to do and thin...  more »
  • The rock formation with makes up Wave Rock starts almost from this point and the 25 minute walk takes you through the bush at the base of the huge rock with interesting formations, that eventually tur...  more »
  • 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.
  • Best bit of this was seeing somebody drop their iPad trying to take a selfie...
  • Although it fame has been over shadowed by the adjacent Wave rock, personal I love this more than wave rock.

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