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Wave Rock, Hyden

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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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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  • A place not to be missed. A very nice ride in a really unusual place. Easy access and easy practicing with children of all ages.
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  • I was thrilled to finally arrive at Wave Rock....but this feeling turned to disbelief and then puzzlement/disappointment/revulsion???? Why would anyone build a wall across the top of Wave Rock??? Appa...  read more »
  • The primary spectacle is the wave section at the base. We recommend the walking trail over the rock which starts at the dam end to see the full size of the rock and the amazing deflection barriers rin...  read more »
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Amazing colors in this rock formation. Great walks and lots of Aboriginal history.
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