Hyden Travel Guide

  • Stunning Wave Rock Hyden WA by aussirose
    Stunning Wave Rock Hyden WA by aussirose
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    stevemt and bbhunter at Wave Rock WA
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Hyden Things to Do

  • Tin Can Alley

    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.

  • World famous Wave Rock

    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...

  • The wildflowers of Wave Rock

    Wave Rock is a great place to find wildflowers. They are everywhere - at first they are not so obvious but as you get used to looking for them theyare easy to find.

  • Hippo's Yawn

    Hippo's Yawn is a rock formation near Wave Rock. It gets its name from its resemblance to a yawning hippopotamus. It is about 12 metres high.

  • Check out the Tin Can Horses at Hyden

    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.

  • Wave Rock Cafe & Wildflower Shop

    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.

  • Wave Rock

    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...

  • Visit Wave Rock

    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...

  • Wave Rock Dam and Catchment area

    Wave Rock Dam was consturcted in Dec 1928 to serve the original settlers of the East Karlgarin District.In 1951 the capacity was increased to 29,810 cubic metres to service the Hyden Township.

  • Wave Rock Walk Circuit

    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...

  • Rusty?

    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

    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...

  • Karlgarin

    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

    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...

  • Corrigin

    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...

  • Brookton

    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...

  • Lake Magic

    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.

  • The Lace Place

    The Lace Place is a museum built in 1990. It housed the Margaret Blackburn collection of lace since 1650.Mrs Margaret was very interested in history and lace. Some of her collections were inherited family pieces while others were her collections.Soft lighting is necessary in the lace room so that it will not destory the fabrics.The museum is...

  • Hyden Tourist Information Centre

    The Hyden Tourist Information Centre should be the first stop for all visitors to Hyden.It provides you with very useful information of Hyden and the Wave Rock Trails. There is a very useful map that point us to the direction of our lake front apartment.

  • Hyden Wildlife Park

    The Hyden Wildlife Park includes a great variety of Australian animals, such as Koalas, Wombats, Emus and rare White Kangaroos. There are also a few black beauties, the Black Swans.The wildlife park is set in pristine Australian bushland and we can see it our on the road leading to our Magic Lakeside accommodation. I am sure the kids will enjoy the...


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Hyden Restaurants

  • Cook You Own Meat

    I recommend this restaurant. Actually Wave Rock Motel located in Hyden has a few different eating venues but we chose the bistro. The décor was wooden, hot and cold buffet food was set up and large bbq's in the corner. The unique thing about the bistro is that you can choose a fresh cut of meat from a huge section on display and you get to cook it...

  • Great self cook restaurant

    Great fun here, you pick your meat, p[ay for it, and thern cook it your self on the BBQthen add the veg and salads you want etcGood fun and good value All good, and you can't conplain about the chef :)

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Hyden Shopping

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    by imstress Written Oct 30, 2007

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    Hyden Supermarket is located in the centre of Hyden Town.

    We brought our groceries from the supermarket to prepare our dinner. It was a well stock supermarket with a wine cellar.

    The salami was extremely delicious and it goes well with our spaghetti! We had a bottle of wine which we brought from the supermarket and it goes well with our dinner.

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Hyden Warnings and Dangers


    HYDEN ..This place can be extremely hot in the summer months which can be well into spring and autumn also..The most annoying thing in the heat is the huge amount of flies that are encountered here..They are just everywhere...I usually spray my hat and clothese with a good insect repellant and lightly cover all exposed skin...This keep them way...


    Whenever visiting these extremely isolated parts of Australia ..ALWAYS make sure that you are carrying sufficient water for your journey..The days out here can become extremely hot and well over 40 degrees C ..The sun is really very strong and exposure for too long can have dire consequences ,so make sure that you are also wearing a good wide...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Hyden Off The Beaten Path

  • Lake Grace - More Direct Route to Albany

    If you want to head straight on down to Albany, the quickest route is via Lake Grace.There is not much to do at Lake Grace - well except to view the big salt lake there.We didn't stop for too long because it was very windy, cold and looked like the clouds were just about to open up.But here's an interesting fact - extensive land clearing for...

  • Travelliing to Albany? Go via...

    If you are continuing on down to Albany there are a number of ways to go. My recommendation is to travel via Kulin and Dumbleyung as there are more things to see along the way. From Dumbleyung head on down to Katanning and across to Borden, Amelup and through the Stirling Range. Dumbleyung Tavern is a great place to stay for the night, unwind in...

  • Drive the Tin Can Highway near Kulin

    Gotta love this! Tin Can Highway leading into Kulin should not be missed on your way into or out of Hyden. It's a bit out of the way and you will be adding a couple of hours to your journey but if you stay at Wave Rock Resort for the night then Kulin can be easily done the next day on your way back to Perth. It's nice trip in itself going to Kulin....


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  • Driving Direction from Perth to Hyden

    The easiest way to get here from Perth is to drive south east on the Brookton Highway, through Brookton and Corrigin to Kondinin. Turn left just past Kondinin, and follow the signs to Wave Rock. After 6 hrs of driving and stoping along the way, we finally reached Wave Rock Town.

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