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. 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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  • August 11, 2017
    Loved learning about the history Of the area the way the rocks are formed Why they split & shape The tour guide (Mark's) personal connection with the area gave us more knowledge than we ever expected  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    The kids really loved Hippos Yawn. They were small enough to climb in through the mouth and up the rock tunnels at the back to reach the top of the plateau. We sent them up with walkie talkies so they...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    We walked from Wave Rock around the Hippos Yawn loop and it was a lovely walk through the trees. Very easy flat grade and quite relaxing. Takes about half an hour. The actually rock does look abit lik...  more »
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  • 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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