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Wave Rock, Hyden

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In a country full of geological wonders, Wave Rock stands as one of the most beautiful. The smooth northern side of Hyden Rock hill resembles an ocean wave about 14 m (46 ft) high and 110 m (360 ft) long. The strange beauty of the granite inselberg rock's beige, brown, black, white, and gray vertical stripes owes itself to spring water running down and dissolving minerals into the wall. Follow the rock contours on a walkway above it or on the pathway at its base. You can reach the nearby town of Hyden in four hours from Perth via a sealed road or one hour by air. Use our Hyden vacation trip planner to visit Wave Rock on your trip to Hyden, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We have wanted to see Wave Rock for a number of years, so were delighted to eventually get there! The geological composition of the Wave Rock is stunning and colourful. So glad we took time out to do ...  more »
  • We stayed at the camping ground right at Wave Rock, and were able to see this impressive natural phenomenon in the early evening and again in the early morning, giving different shadows and lighting. 
  • I would recommend if you are travelling through ie Perth to Esperance. It is a long way to go to just drive from Perth. Admittedly we only visited Wave Rock and Hippos Yawn due to time restrictions. T...  more »
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  • Nice and simple campsite. All utilities provided plus wifi and a great outdoors area for cooking and relaxing. The astro turf tent pitches are also a nice touch!
  • An enormously geologically significant monolith. When you sit and think about how long it took for this rock to form, the importance of human kind is put in perspective. A great camping facility that hosts a very hip indy rock festival once a year. A must visit for all people.
  • Drove to Wave Rock in 2015 from Perth & returned same day, approx. 3.5 - 4 hrs drive (one way), very easy drive, not a lot to see on the way, though that is Western Australia. Good walking trails, Great rock formation & good to walk across the top & enjoy the views & watching the sunset. Great for a day trip or spend the night nearby camping or in a hotel close by. Images of the wave don't do it justice, need to be there to take it in.
  • Wave Rock is somewhat cool to see but not worth your time, this place is surrounded by concrete and nowhere near a natural scenery. They just want your money. Enjoyed the road from Perth much more.
  • As a passionate surfer it's awesome seeing this huge wave 400km inland during the spectacular exotic wild flower season. Great hospitality. Fresh country food cooked to perfection is delicious at the Hyden Motel.