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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  • August 15, 2017
    Even though Wave Rock is along way from anywhere this amazing work of nature is well worth the travel to visit and even stay at if you have the time. As others have said good walking shoes are a must ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This rock with particular waveform is a tourist attraction that attracts several tourists also from Perth, despite being quite distant and isolated. Excellent destination for a day trip, perfect for camping. The Western Australia on the inside, however, has many other beautiful less touristy and rocks that probably deserve a visit more than Wave Rock.
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  • July 31, 2017
    It was absolutely fascinating to see the Wave Rock for the first time, all of us had our mouths wide open. I've got to say that it is also an amazing place to take pictures, it won't disappoint anyone...  more »
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  • It is well run and at $10 for a carload of people, not super expensive. the toilets are what one expects from a public loo. The rock itself was surprising in that it was smaller than I imagined but the views from the top were very nice. All in all, it is a LONG drive from Perth (over 3 hours) BUT it is the only wave rock in existence so I wold give it a go.
  • Wave Rock was on my bucket list, thanks to my daughter & partner we stayed overnight at the Wave Rock Resort and had a great time. The rock itself was great with good views of surrounding country, then Hippos Yawn , the museum and café. Good value and well worth the trip
  • Probably a day's worth of things to do on and around Wave Rock. Walking, biking, cafés, museums, wildflowers in season, other rocks and caves, aboriginal art. Lovely area. Lakes all around. Well worth an overnight stay in the motels in Hyden or the camping ground at Wave Rock.
  • Visited in 1983 and will have to do again. Nature at its most beautiful. Pity its so far from anything else but the sight makes it worthwhile.
  • We had a good time here. Beautiful formations of the rock.. but be sure to wear a fly net/ hat if flies bother you.

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