One of Australia’s biggest waves is also the furthest from any ocean – Wave Rock rises 15 metres above the outback plain. Over 2,700 million years in the making, today it’s a popular tourist destination.
Located near the Wheatbelt town of Hyden, getting there from Perth is a pleasant 340-kilometre drive (approximately three to four hours) through picturesque rolling farmlands to wide vistas of wheat and canola fields.
This 110-metre long multi-coloured granite cliff is shaped remarkably like a huge wave about to crash onto the bush. Pose on the rock face and surf the giant wave or see it from a different perspective by following the walk trails around the base and over the top.
After winter rains, you’ll be surrounded by a sea of dazzling colour as Western Australian wildflowers bloom in their billions.
Nearby, a collection of over 450 ancient rock paintings cover the walls of Mulka’s Cave, telling the story of a local Aboriginal legend.
Just outside Hyden, the wildlife park invites you to meet its koalas and white kangaroos, with the Wildflower Shop and Cafe offering souvenirs and refreshments.
Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Hiking Nature & Wildlife Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop Walk
Parking Fee – Ticket Machine in carpark
AUD12 – Per vehicle, maximum of 4 people
AUD3 – Child fee if more than 4 people in car
Tour Group – AUD5 per adult and AUD3 per child