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. Plan my day in Hyden using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Great to see Wave Rock "in the flesh" having seen many pictures of it for decades. Amazing rock with incredible markings. Quite huge. The Rock is in a very lovely bushy setting - complete with wildflo...  more »
  • It is a breathtaking view. This rock is so different and you must see it when visiting WA. Excellent for photos. Try to go there both in the morning just after sunrise and before dusk. It offers diffe...  more »
  • Amazing sight and you must surf the wave. Make sure you climb the rock to get a beautiful 360 view of the countryside.  more »
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  • It's a long way to travel to see just that, unless you're interested in the walks in the national park. Shops close early so no chance of getting a coffee or food after 3pm. Interesting to read about on the boards scattered along the paths, something to tick off the list I guess. We drove onto Esperance from here though many older people had come with caravans and stayed in the caravan park.
  • Great place, very impressive rock. Good hike, nice view from the top.
  • 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.
  • Bit of a trek to get there, and not as big as I thought it was. Still pretty cool though, and other things to do in the area.
  • It was amazing, the scale of this beautiful natural phenomena is awesome, definitely worth visiting

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