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Wave Rock, Hyden
(4.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Not a far walk so easily accessible from the car park. However you have to be careful when walking on the top of the rock especially if it had been raining. 
  • Being a resident of WA. and having been to Wave Rock I would have to say that the long trip to it and home again is not worth it. Yes when you arrive and look at it it is unusual but does not really h...  more »
  • This is well worth seeing albeit in such a remote area. Don't just pose in a surfing position on the rock for a photo but walk to the end and go up the steps and take in the view from the top. I don'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.