In the main street of Hyden you will find some very interesting sculptures. They depict local identies and scenes of life in Hyden. The difference is that they are all made out of scrap metal. Someone sure has a great imagination.
Wave Rock is the name given to the north face of the single rock called Hyden Rock. It is so called because of its resemblance to a breaking wave. The wave is about 110 metres long and reaches a height of 14 metres. Another rock feature in the area is Hippo's Yawn.
Wave Rock is located 3 kilometres from Hyden - a small town about 300 kilometres east of Perth.
A wall running along the top of the rock was built to channel rainwater into a storage dam.
Wave Rock has significance for the local Aboriginal people and is a favourite for tourists. It is also a great place to find a variety of wildflowers.
Stop for a 10 minute break in Hyden to check out the tin can horse creations. These are an offshoot of the real tin can horse models on the famous Tin Can Highway near Kulin - check out my off the beaten path tip.
Anyway, it is worth having a look at these cute tin can horses at Hyden. Our va's enjoyed themselves too riding the tin kangaroo.
Feel like a spot of light lunch or an ice-cream.... or just enjoy looking around a quaint gift shop? Wave Rock Café and Wildflower shop including a wildlife park for the kids should definitely be on your 'must see' list.
Hubby and I enjoyed our light lunch here and a chinwag (chat) with the owner.
Check out my photos and more on the link below.
Ask Perthians if it is worth seeing Wave Rock and most will say no because of the distance to get here and that there is not much else beside a wave rock in the middle of no where and nothing much else. How wrong they are.
This place is one of the oldest formations in Australia, has an interesting Aboriginal Legend - see the link below, and the surrounding bushland is full of beautiful flora and fauna. There are other things to see and do like Mulka's Cave, the humps and hippos yawn. You could easily spend around 3 days here.
Wave Rock is a natural formation that is world famous.
This place is well worth a visit and really should not be missed.
The entry point is just passed the Wave Rock Resort reception office and only a short drive from Hyden.
The formation is well explained on the site it'self.
WAVE ROCK N.P.
I was really lucky as I reached Hyden mid afternoon .Just as I pulled into the camping area, the last tourist bus for Perth drove out. The Wave rock formation is located within the camping area so after I had checked into my cabin I came out to look around and take some photos. The tourist bus having left meant I had the site to myself.The campers who were staying there also had seen and done their exploring.The late afternoon sun also meant great colour for the photos.
I made sure that I had sufficient water and set out to do my own exploring above and around this huge rock formation.There are some trails that take you to various places around the rock and some for great photo opportunities.There is also many information signs around the site explaining the history of the area and its early inhabitants.
If you have seen the Wave Rock and keen to go on extra miles, then take a walk on the Wave Rock Walk Circuit.
You will see different landscaping in different season. You can walk on the broadwalk and find the flora and fauna just beside the path. Stop and listen to the birds chirping and see insects creeping around. These are what nature has to offer to us.
The trail is 2.2 miles and takes about an hour depending on your speed of walking.
What will you do to old rusty stuff?
Create them into an artistic piece of art!
You will see a whole row of rusty creatures along the main road of Hyden Town Centre to Wave Rock. We have to stop by to take some pictures.
Arent they cute? Clie is the model :)
Hyden Town Centre is located about 4km from Wave Rock.
There is a motel which is situated in the town centre which is popular with the tourist.
The supermarket in the town centre is where you will meet with most people. There is a butcher right beside the supermarket. A petrol pump is just nearby.
We saw a Church and Hyden Memorial Hall on our way to wave rock.
Karlgarin is situated 22km away from Wave Rock. You are not too far off when you hit this town.
Karlgarin is a service centre for wheat farmers. The area was first settled by sandalwood cutters.
We stopped by to take a pic of these rusty birds sculptures.
Kondinin is a small wheatbelt town located about 279 kilometres east of Perth. it is accessible via the Brookton Highway and State Route 40 between Corrigin and Hyden. It is the main town in the Shire of Kondinin.
Kondinin has a heritage of red soil riches. You will bypass this town on the way to Hyden.
I was amazed by the beautiful landscaping found in the garden of Windy Hill Bed and Breakfast.
Kondinin has a medical centre, sport complex, school, motel, cafe.
Corrigin is a wheatbelt town popular for stopover while visiting Hyden's Wave Rock. It is situated 236km south east of Perth. It takes about 3 hrs drive from Perth.
From Brookton to Corrigin, you will by pass a Dog Cemetery. It was established in 1974 in honour of men's best friend. It has over 80 dogs buried in the cemetery.
The Pioneer Museum located at Kunjin Street house the history of Corrigin. The Pioneer Memorial Wall is the entrance to the museum and records all pioneers from Corrigins past.
We stopped by at the Rptary Tourist Park, Mini RailwayStation for some phototaking session.
We stopped over at Brookton for our lunch. We brought some cakes and made out own sandwhiches.
After lunch, we walk around the small little peaceful town.
Brookton has an old railway station which is still in operation. You could catch a train to Corrigin.
The post office is located just opposite the train station.
A time capsule was plannted under the shelter in 2000 and to be opened in 2099.
A nice grey building is where this beautiful church stands.
You will be able to find the butcher and hairstylist store in the town centre.
Lake Magic is situated about 1km north of Wave Rock.
The water in the lake is clear but salty. The lake base is made of gypsum and is surrounded by beach sand around the perimeter.
I was amazed by the picutre of Lake Magic and that was the reason why we were booked into the Wave Rock Resort which are self contained cottages by the lake side.