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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  • A really enjoyable short walk of approx. 30 minutes. I mainly enjoyed that I met not more than one couple during the whole hike here.  more »
  • If you’re visiting wave Rock you may as well walk the 30 minute loop to see Hippos Yawn. A very interesting part of Wave Rock.  more »
  • If you visit wave rock, walk approx. 1 km to see it. Maybe see it before wave rock as it is looks less spectacular after seeing wave rock.  more »
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  • This interesting cave towered over us at the mouth opening and the temperature was several degrees cooler as we walked into the entrance. It does look like a giant hippo's yawn! Easy to drive to the car park and only a short walk to the cave itself.
  • A good likeness to the hippos mouth just a shame that the rocks that were originally there that looked like it's front teeth have disintegrated through continual water blasting to get rid of same graffiti.
  • Hippos Yawn is about 1 km from the Wave Rock. There is a walking pass in-between the two places. There is a small car park near the Hippos Yawn, therefore you can also drive to this place. It is worth to see.
  • Next to Wave Rock - must check it out while there, a bit of a Yawn, ha ha, so many rocks !
  • Easy access and worth a look. And yes it does look like a hippo yawning.

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