Wave Rock Caravan Park Hyden, Golden Outback, Western Australia, WA 6359

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The Wave on Hyden Rock is one of Australia's most famous landforms, a giant surf wave of multicoloured granite about to crash onto the bush below. Stand under it and feel rock power from over 2,700 million years ago, before dinosaurs roamed the earth!
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Visit Wave Rock, Hyden, Western Australia for your Australian outback touring experience

Location


Wave Rock Caravan Park (www)
1 Wave Rock Rd
Golden Outback, Western Australia
Australia
WA 6359

Directions

Wave Rock and the nearby small town of Hyden are under four hours by road from Perth, due east upon the plateau, OR one hour by air in the south west of Western Australia. It has a daily public bus service, regular tourist coaches and a steady stream of self drive visitors on the sealed roads. The train is now only seasonal-for wheat- and no longer carries passengers.


Leaving Perth eastward along the Great Eastern Highway, as you drive up Greenmount Hill in the Darling Range, you are climbing up onto the oldest plateau on earth. A huge slab of granite, part of ancient Gondawana, sitting in the sun, wind and rain for more than a thousand million years. It has eroded down into the soils of the valleys, and the chains of lakes. And the old blind volcanos like Hyden Rock have been exposed.

Make this journey inland in the afternoon, if you can, and watch the sun reflected on the roadside tree trunks. They change as the rainfall declines: the fossil temperate rainforest strip of Grey Jarrah along the plateau edge, to the ghostly York Gums inland, going inland to shiny Salmon Gums and stumpy Mallee near Corrigin. Then the rolling, low sand plain heath near Hyden and beyond.

Nearby attractions

Walk the Rock Walks and the surrounding bushland.
Wander among birds and animals of the area in the Wildlife Park.
Visit the cave of Mulka, the Aboriginal outlaw, with his handprints roof.
Tour the salt lakes, rolling hills and wildflower sand plains.
Drive to the rabbit proof fence: the limit of settlement.
Relax in the evening with the locals at the Wave Rock Motel
Sail, swim or canoe Lake Magic, next to the Resort just 1km from Wave Rock.


Things to do nearby

  • Beach
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Games Room
  • TV Room
  • Internet Access
  • Snooker/Pool

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