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Full-Day Wave Rock Historic York & Corrigin

Tour departures:.

  • We offer departures from Perth daily
  • Minimum participant numbers are required for tour operation

Urgent Bookings:

  • For urgent bookings during the weekend or within 48 hours of departure, please contact us at +61 8 9221 2400
  • Adult: AUD $290 per person
  • Child: AUD $185
  • Family Package (2x Adults, 2x Children): AUD $855 (Save 10%) - Additional adults and children can be added at the standard adult and child price; simply select the desired number of additional adults and children.

Departure and Return Times:

  • Departure: 7:30 a.m. from Perth
  • Approximate Return Time: Around 6:30 p.m. to Perth

Embark on an Unforgettable Journey: Discovering Western Australia's Hidden Treasures

Escape the bustling city of Perth and embark on an extraordinary adventure through the breathtaking Darling Mountain Ranges, where nature's grandeur meets the charm of historical rural townships. Our tour is a window to the vastness of Aussie farmlands and a date with geological wonder.

Your adventure begins with a complimentary pickup from your city accommodation in Perth. As we journey eastward, you'll be transported through time and landscapes. Traverse through the historical gems of Guildford, Midland, and the picturesque regions of Mundaring and Sawyers Valley. The awe-inspiring Darling Mountain Ranges accompany you on this scenic drive to the idyllic town of York.

Arriving in York, you'll step into a town characterized by dainty cottages and ever-changing rose gardens. Stroll along the majestic Avon River and cross the iconic swinging bridge, all while immersing yourself in the town's rich history.

Leaving York behind, our journey takes us past vast farms and the colossal machinery that drives the wheat belt area, making our country famous. Our next stop is Corrigin, home to a unique Dog Cemetery, a touching dedication to man's best friend. Discover how these loyal companions play a pivotal role in the lives of farmers in rural Australia.

Hyden welcomes us with the iconic Wave Rock, a monumental granite formation resembling an ocean wave right in the heart of the desert. This geological marvel bears etchings believed to be a staggering 2.63 billion years old. According to geologists, this very rock was once submerged beneath the ocean, and the marks left by receding waters still adorn it. It's hard to believe that the closest ocean waters are now nearly 250 kilometers away.

Enjoy a light, freshly cooked lunch at your leisure in Hyden, followed by an Eco-Walk up the Wave Rock. As you soak in the natural landscape, you'll be struck by the mesmerizing beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Our adventure continues as we explore Hippo's Yawn Cave, a colossal rock formation that resembles a yawning African hippopotamus, standing over 12 meters tall. This rock served as a traditional shelter for the local people in the past.

As we make our way back to Perth, you'll drive through picturesque fruit orchards, indulging in the beauty of the local landscape. In season, from August to October, the area boasts seasonal wildflowers, painting the surroundings with vibrant colors.

Our journey concludes either at your accommodation in Perth, ensuring a seamless return to your lodgings, or you can choose to be dropped off at another location within the vibrant heart of Perth's CBD.

This tour promises an unforgettable blend of history, nature, and exploration that will leave you with lasting memories of Western Australia's hidden treasures.

We took two different full-day tours of this company - to the Wave Rock and to the Margaret River. We really liked it. Good organization and communication with the guide. A few words about our amazing guide and driver. Kea is nice, knowledgeable, caring person. He took care of us during all the way. He told interesting stories from the life of both modern Western Australia and historical facts. He was happy to answer all our questions. He made our trips unforgettable. Thank you, Kea. We really appreciate your help and engagement. Nataliya S - via TripAdvisor Mar. 2023
My brother and I did this tour on 6th March 2020. It was worth the very long drive as on the way there, it was broken up by visiting Historic York, the Dog Cemetery and the failed rabbit fencing, all really interesting. Lunch was average at best. Think I would have preferred to pay less and take my own being honest. We also saw Hippo Rock which I loved before getting to the wave. Our guide was helpful but there was only 4 of us. The other couple were not really talkative so it made for awkward silences. Anyway, it was worth the 8 hours spent travelling. Willsey M - via TripAdvisor Mar. 2020
We stayed in a suburb campsite near Perth and they picked us up from there (and back) for the 12 hours wave-rock-tour. Newer minibus, excellent driver, not one uncomfortable situation during the hole day. Long ride - recommendable. Sandy - via TripAdvisor Jan. 2020

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Embark on a Scenic Journey: From Hotel Pickup to Historic York

Your adventure begins with a comfortable 90-minute air-conditioned coach ride to the charming town of York. Nestled along the banks of the Avon River, York is a picturesque gem in the rolling farmlands of the beautiful Avon Valley.

This district offers a unique glimpse into Western Australia's vibrant history, both pre-and post-European settlement in 1831. As the first inland town in Western Australia, York boasts a wealth of historic, heritage-listed Victorian and Federation buildings.

Interestingly, the region earned its name during an expedition in October 1830 when JS Clarkson drew a parallel to his own English county, York County, due to the striking resemblance of the landscape.

A Journey to Corrigin: Unveiling a Wheatbelt Gem

From York, our adventure continues with a scenic 90-minute journey to the captivating town of Corrigin. Located in the central Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, Corrigin sits 229 kilometers (142 miles) east-southeast of Perth, accessible via State Route 40.

This thriving community is deeply rooted in farming, focusing on crops and sheep. Corrigin holds a remarkable world record for 'the most dogs in a ute,' a testament to its unique charm.

The town's name, of Noongar indigenous origin, was first documented in 1877 in relation to a well in the vicinity, although the meaning behind the name remains shrouded in mystery.

Before 1908, Corrigin's only link to the rest of the state was a railway track leading to Merredin, making it a remote and challenging place for settlers. Much of the land was once held by George Walton on a pastoral lease, managed from his homestead at Wogerlin Rock. The area began to take shape when Mr. A. W. Goyder, the son of South Australia's Surveyor-General, acquired the land upon which the town now stands.

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Journey to the Spectacular Wave Rock: A Natural Wonder Awaits

Following a delightful lunch (at your own expense), you'll continue your journey for approximately an hour, reaching the incredible Wave Rock. This extraordinary natural rock formation resembles a towering breaking ocean wave, standing at an impressive 15 meters (49 feet) in height and stretching over 110 meters (360 feet) in length.

Wave Rock forms the northern side of a solitary hill known as "Hyden Rock." This prominent hill, a granite inselberg, is situated approximately 3 kilometers (2 miles) to the east of the charming town of Hyden and a scenic 296 kilometers (184 miles) east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia.

Both Wave Rock and Hyden Rock are part of a 160-hectare (395-acre) nature reserve known as Hyden Wildlife Park, where the marvels of nature unfold. This incredible site attracts over 100,000 visitors every year, offering an awe-inspiring encounter with Western Australia's natural beauty.

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Explore the Quirky Wonder of Hippo's Yawn:

Embark on a brief, 5-minute journey to the captivating Hippo's Yawn, an often-overlooked rock formation nestled near Wave Rock in Hyden. This remarkable rock is aptly named for its uncanny resemblance to a yawning hippo, making it a perfect spot for a fun photo opportunity.

As you explore the area, make sure to venture through the "throat" of Hippo's Yawn, capturing this intriguing moment with your camera.

While in the vicinity, take time to savor a delightful coffee at the local café, pay a visit to the wildlife park, explore the replica Pioneer Town, or select a memorable souvenir from the Wildflower Shop. This shop not only offers great food but also pays tribute to the profusion of exotic and rare wildflowers that grace the area during the spring season.

For nature enthusiasts, be sure to seek out the array of unique granite rock plants, ancient Sheoaks, Lichen Carpets, Creeping Mosses, and Sticky Drosera insect-eater plants that thrive in this special region. It's a fascinating exploration of the local flora that adds to the charm of your journey.

Tour review scores and score breakdown

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Guest reviews are written by our customers after their tour of Full-Day Wave Rock Historic York & Corrigin.

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We stayed in a suburb campsite near Perth and they picked us up from there (and back) for the 12 hours wave-rock-tour. Newer minibus, excellent driver, not one uncomfortable situation during the hole day. Long ride - recommendable. https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g255103-d1961949-r736902528-Aussie_Perth_Tours-Perth_Greater_Perth_Western_Australia.html

My brother and I did this tour on 6th March 2020. It was worth the very long drive as on the way there, it was broken up by visiting Historic York, the Dog Cemetery and the failed rabbit fencing, all really interesting. Lunch was average at best. Think I would have preferred to pay less and take my own being honest. We also saw Hippo Rock which I loved before getting to the wave. Our guide was helpful but there was only 4 of us. The other couple were not really talkative so it made for awkward silences. Anyway, it was worth the 8 hours spent travelling. https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g255103-d1961949-r750047866-Aussie_Perth_Tours-Perth_Greater_Perth_Western_Australia.html

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  • Entrance fees to national parks and all venues are included, ensuring there are no hidden costs.
  • Enjoy food, wine, and beer tastings, when they are a part of the tour itinerary.
  • Benefit from live commentary by an English-speaking, locally experienced Coach Captain/Guide.
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off at the doorstep of all Perth CBD and Northbridge hotels.
  • Travel in comfort within our air-conditioned coaches featuring cloth-trimmed seats with seat belts, ample headroom, and clear tour window vehicles.
  • We take pride in being small-group tour specialists, committed to delivering personalized services to our valued clients.
  • Food and drinks are not included unless explicitly specified in the tour description.
  • Gratuities are optional and not included in the tour price.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Some of our tours may not be suitable for individuals with walking disabilities or those requiring a wheelchair. Please feel free to inquire for specific tour recommendations.
  • The exact order of the itinerary items may be subject to change as necessary, due to factors such as weather conditions, road conditions, or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Please note that the minimum legal drinking age for participation in beer or wine-tasting tours is 18 years.
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  • Enjoy complimentary hotel pickup directly from your doorstep within Perth CBD and the Northbridge area, or you can opt to meet us at our office in East Perth.
  • Pickup from a residential address is also available, subject to an additional cost.
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How to visit Wave Rock, Western Australia (2024 Updated)

Wave Rock in Western Australia

From Mount Augustus – the biggest rock in the world, to the lunar-like landscape of the Pinnacles , it’s safe to say that West Australia has some pretty impressive rocks. Wave Rock however, which resembles a gigantic, breaking wave may well be the most wondrous geological formation in Western Australia.

Also known as Katter Kich by the Noongar people, the area is of deep significance to the local Aboriginal people and makes for a wonderful way to explore the ancient landscape of Western Australia’s golden outback.

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Where is Wave Rock located in Australia

Wave Rock is about 350 km east of Perth near the town of Hyden on the edges of the Wheatbelt Region in Western Australia.

The drive from Perth to Wave Rock is just under four hours and offers a great way to see some of the smaller farming communities in the Wheatbelt.

The most direct way from Perth to Wave Rock is via York, Quairading, Corrigin and Hyden. Alternative routes are via Kulin which offers a chance to drive along the Tin Horse Highway. Visit Pathways to Wave Rock for the best travel routes and ideas of things to do along the way.

How was Wave Rock formed

Wave Rock in Western Australia

Wave Rock was formed underground over 2.5 billion years ago when it was part of a much larger rock mass. Without earthquakes and volcanoes to disrupt this massive rock mass, it was up left up to the process of weathering and erosion to slowly expose the top layer of the rock about 60 million years ago.

Subsequently, when rain fell on this exposed part of the rock, the rainwater trickled down the side of the rockface and seeped underground. Here, the chemicals in the rainwater started to wear away at the rock and shape it into the unique formation we know today.

Over time, the land around the rock became more and more eroded. Gradually, this incredible rock formation started to become more and more exposed above ground.

The chemicals in the rainwater created the unique reddish and white stripes on the rock. While the black lines are from a type of algae.

Wave Rock in Western Australia

Interesting Wave Rock facts

  • Similar types of Wave Rocks that haven’t been exposed yet are likely to still be underground.
  • Wave rock is made from a granite inselberg that has been weathered over millions of years.
  • National Geographic published a photo of Wave Rock in the 1960s which gave it international fame.
  • The northern part of Wave Rock is part of a much larger hill called Hyden Rock.
  • The Wave Rock Weekender is a music concert located at the iconic rock with national and international artists performing.

Things to do at Wave Rock, Australia

If you’re going to Wave Rock, it’s well worth taking the extra time to explore some of the other natural attractions in the vicinity.

  • Explore Wave Rock at different times of the day to view the ever changing colours of the rock. You can follow the 1.2 km Hyden Rock Walk Trail. This takes you to the top of the rock and gives various different perspectives of the rock and the surrounding landscape.
  • Walk to Hippos Yawn along the 1.7km bush trail. Then climb inside the Hippo’s throat for a fun adventure. You can also get to Hippos Yawn along the paved road.
  • Watch the sunset at Lake Magic- the lake is located 1 km from Wave Rock Caravan Park and is so named for it’s ever changing colours.
  • Bathe at Wave Rock Salt Pool – located near Magic Lake, this round pond-like swimming pool is highly buoyant thanks to the high salt content. This means that you can float at your leisure without any fear of sinking.
  • Visit Wave Rock Wildlife Park – the wildlife park is across the road from Wave Rock caravan park and home to a plethora of Australian animals as well as a few exotic creatures too who all love having visitors. The wildlife park at Wave Rock is a labour of love by one of the locals who is working very hard to keep it going.
  • Mulka’s Cave and the Humps – located 18km from Wave Rock, Mulka’s Cave is one of the most significant Aboriginal rock-art sites in Western Australia. You can enter the cave and the view the rock-art engraved into the stone. There are also several walk trails around the Humps, which is another massive granite rock formation.
  • Stargazing – the dark, clear skies around Wave Rock are optimal for stargazing. There are several guided night sky tours available around Wave Rock at various times of the year. Check with the visitor’s centre for dates.

Hippo's Yawn near Wave Rock

Tips for a Perth to Wave Rock Trip

A trip to Wave Rock is a fantastic experience anytime of the year. However, spring time will show of the landscape to its best advantage.  If you visit in the cooler winter months between June-August expect some very chilli mornings. By contrast, the summer months can be very hot.

Bring your own supplies. Once you arrive at Wave Rock there are very few shopping options. The caravan park has a small general store with essential supplies, but for anything else you will need to head back to Hyden.

Dogs are permitted at Wave Rock on a leash.

Take a trip along the Tin Horse Highway. The fun starts near the town of Kulin on your way from Wave Rock to Perth.

Wave Rock Accommodation

Wave Rock Caravan Park – the caravan park is the closest place to stay near Wave Rock and is directly adjacent to the rock. This means that you can literally walk to Wave Rock from your accommodation. The caravan park has facilities for caravans and campers. The park also has a good selection of self-contained cabins that are clean and well equipped.

Wave Rock Motel – The motel is located in the town of Hyden about 5km from Wave Rock. The advantage of staying in Hyden is that you have access to a small supermarket and the pub for dinner. The disadvantage is that you are not in direct vicinity of Wave Rock and the surrounding attractions like Hippo’s Yawn and Lake Magic which are in walking distance from the caravan park.

Wave Rock Resort – the resort is located 1.5km from Wave Rock. It’s located on the edge of Lake Magic and offers two-bedroom self contained villas

Wave Rock Tours

Tours to Wave Rock are available from Perth and are a good idea if you don’t have your own car or don’t want to drive long hours.

Wave Rock Tours from Perth are offered as a day trip and leave early in the morning. The tours to Wave Rock usually include a stop in the historic town of York.

For tour options to Wave Rock see more here:  Wave Rock Tours .

Wave Rock Entrance Fee

Entry fee to Wave Rock is $15 per vehicle.

Entry fee can be purchased from the Wave Rock Caravan Park. However, entry to the rock is included if you’re staying at the caravan park.

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Wave Rock Australia 2024: Locals’ Guide & Best Things to do & accommodation

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Wave Rock is a multi-coloured granite rock shaped like a wave in the Wheatbelt town of Hyden, Western Australia. The 15m high rock is 110 m long and impressive to see up close. It’s one of the most popular tours from Perth.

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We visited Wave Rock as part of our Perth to Esperance road trip. In this extensive travel guide, you will find out what to do in Wave Rock, where to stay, when to visit, and how to get there.

Wave Rock Location

Wave Rock is in the Wheatbelt region, about 350 km south-east of Western Australia’s capital, Perth . Hyden is the closest town, only a 5-minute drive from Wave Rock.

The town is small, with a tavern, IGA food shop, bakery, fuel station, outdoor public swimming pool, and a park with toilet facilities.

Hyden is about a four-hour drive from Perth through agricultural land. You can either self-drive or take a tour.

Hyden to Wave Rock

Wave Rock is a 5-minute drive from Hyden along State Route 40 until you reach Lovering Road on the left. Turn here and follow this road for about 1 km until you reach Wave Rock Road. Turn right and follow the road – the entrance to Wave Rock is on the right.

aerial view of a wall on the top of wave rock at sunset

Things To Do near Wave Rock Western Australia

You can pay the entrance fee at the Caravan Park kiosk, and they will provide you with a pass and a walking trail map. Alternatively, there’s a ticket machine in the car park. Wave Rock is an easy 100 m walk from there.

The main attraction is the deep grey, red, ochre and sandy-striped wave seemingly in the middle of nowhere. The formation is incredible and pretty amazing to see up close. Remember to have the obligatory surf photo!

There are toilets in the car park along with rubbish bins.

Local’s Tip : Wear a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent in spring & summer (the flies can be horrendous). Take plenty of water with you.

Entry Fee to Wave Rock

As of April 2023, the entrance fee for Wave Rock is A$12 per car.

a huge granite wave rock

Wave Rock forms part of a larger granite outcrop called Hyden Rock. There are steel steps leading from the end of Wave Rock up to the top of Hyden Rock.

The trail is well-marked, with signage detailing what you are looking at. A concrete wall at the top (not visible from the bottom) guides rainwater to Hyden Humps Dam.

Some climbing is involved, so wear trail shoes or trainers.

huge granite rock landscape

The Breakers

From the bottom of Wave Rock, the Breakers Trail traces the foot of the outcrop to the Breakers picnic area. This easy walk is 1.35 km return along flat paths.

There’s also a car park and toilets there.

Hippos Yawn Loop Trail

This 1.71 km loop trail goes east from Wave Rock and follows the foot of the outcrop to Hippos Yawn, a granite rock formation resembling a massive hippo opening its mouth. There’s a car park here if you’d prefer to drive.

The trail then loops back to the Wave Rock car park. It’s an easy, flat trail.

large granite rock shaped like a hippos mouth yawning

Wave Rock Walk Circuit

This 3.6 km circuit starts at Wave Rock car park and leads to Hippo’s Yawn before heading over the salt lakes. Lake Magic is about the halfway point before the trail loops back around to the car park via the shops and café.

Fifteen interpretive signs explain Australian Aboriginal and settler history, the weather, birds, and the night sky.

The flat path makes this walk ideal for pushchairs and cycling.

Download a copy of the Walk Trails at Wave Rock for more information.

This salt lake changes colour at certain times of the day due to the presence of salt and minerals. The best time to visit Lake Magic is at sunrise, when the colours change as the sun rises or at sunset, when the water has an orange tinge.

Lake Magic is a short walk and easy to get to for sunrise or sunset if you stay at the caravan park.

You have to pay to visit Lake Magic (payable at Wave Rock Kiosk, next to Wave Rock Caravan Park):

Adults A$10 Child A$5

Local’s Tip : Do not drive your car on the lake side as you may get bogged, and there’s a A$500 fee to get your vehicle out.

aerial view of a lake with golden and orange coloured water

Wave Rock Salt Pool

Near Wave Rock Resort and Lake Magic is a 20m round, 6m deep swimming pool-like gypsum pond constructed by Denis Collins. With such a high salt concentration, you float effortlessly (like the Dead Sea), which is reported to provide therapeutic benefits.

There are now swinging day beds for you to make the most of this experience.

The cost is:

Adults A$10 Child A$5 (payable at Wave Rock Kiosk, next to Wave Rock Caravan Park)

aerial view of green salt pool

This huge granite rock formation, a 15-minute drive from Wave Rock, is included in your Wave Rock Pass along with Mulka’s Cave.

Here there are trails to explore the landscape and geology of the area.

Gnamma Trail

An easy 1.22 km flat loop with interpretive signs detailing the landscape using the words and illustrations of local Noongar elders and artists.

Kalari Trail

This 1.67 km Grade 3 trail takes you to The Humps’ summit for panoramic views of the surrounding farm land. It’s a steady climb with interpretive signs focusing on geology and flora.

Mulka’s Cave

Mulka’s Cave is within the Humps nature reserve and accessed from the car park.

This cave holds significant importance to the Noongar people, so please treat it with respect. Aboriginal sites are protected under the Aboriginal Heritage Act and may be declared Protected Areas. Rock Art is rare in WA’s southwest , so Mulka’s Cave is both a Protected Area and listed on the National Estate Register.

The cave got its name from an Australian Aboriginal legend who was the illegal son of a woman who fell in love with a man with whom marriage was forbidden. Storyboards tell the Dreamtime story behind the legend of Mulka.

As you enter the cave, let your eyes adjust to see ancient rock art depicting Aboriginal stories and legends. There are 452 motifs in this cave, a very high number for this region (most sites have less than 30), with 275 being hand stencils. There are also 40 sprayed areas, 23 paintings, 23 handprints, 3 drawings and a colourful stencil.

The hand stencils were made by blowing a pigment over the hand and were used as a type of signature. A date has yet to be given for the artwork, although archaeological excavations of the floor suggest that the use of this site was relatively recent (about 400 years ago).

Public toilets and rubbish bins are in the Humps car park.

a man holding a chil in a cave looking up at rock art

Hyden Street Art

As you drive through Hyden, look for the quirky sculptures made from scrap metal and old machinery, showing the town’s history.

Wildflowers

If you visit Wave Rock during spring, you will be rewarded with beautiful Western Australia wildflower displays. The best time to see them is usually September when they are at their peak.

Wildflowers you may find include Cricket Ball Hakea, Pigface, Bottlebrush Grevillea, Blue-eyed Smoke Bush, Granite Bottlebrush, Tinsel Flower and Flame Grevillea. Also, look for wild orchids like Spider, Donkey, Bee, Cowslip, Ant, Dragon, and Sun Orchids.

Local’s Tip : Flies can be a nuisance at this time of year, so consider a fly net.

Miniature Soldier Museum

This museum is great for military enthusiasts, with over 10,000 handmade toy soldiers displayed in a series of World Wars.

Over 100 dolls donated by Yvonne Mouritz are also on show here.

Rabbit-Proof Fence

A small section of the original rabbit-proof fence, the longest fence in the world, is exhibited here. The 1837 km fence was built in 1907 to try to contain out-of-control rabbits introduced into Australia in 1859 by Thomas Austin (he imported 12 breeding rabbits from Europe for his home in Geelong, Victoria). The fence is now used to control the movement of dingoes, emus, and kangaroos.

Entry is A$5 (or buy a Gold Pass for A$20 which includes the Lace Place, Toy Soldier Museum, Wildlife Park, and the Pioneer Town Museum).

Pioneer Town

The museum’s displays feature a general store (complete with old grocery items) and memorabilia, including a bottle display dating back to 1870.

Entry is A$15 (or part of the Gold Pass for A$20).

Pioneer Museum is open from 8:30 am to 6 pm from September through to March and 5:30 pm from April to August.

Wave Rock Wildlife Park

Se on 3 hectares of natural bush sits Wave Rock Wildlife Park. Here you can see native wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, camels, and alpacas.

You can buy food at the Wildflower Shoppe Café or bring a picnic to enjoy on the tables and seating provided.

I’m not a big fan of Wildlife Parks, so we didn’t visit here.

Entry is A$15/adult, A$7.50/child (A$20 Gold Pass)

close up of an emu in a wildlife park

The Lace Place

Accessed through the Wildflower Shoppe, this lace collection features lace and garments, including handmade antique gowns and wedding dresses.

Entry is A$5 (or part of the Gold Pass).

You can purchase tickets for the museums and wildlife park at the Wave Rock Kiosk.

Wave Rock Sunset & Night Sky

If you’re staying overnight in Hyden or can time your trip to be there at sunset, visit Wave Rock to see the rock colours change as the sun fades.

On a cloudless night, Wave Rock provides an excellent viewpoint of the stars.

a huge granite rock shaped like a wave at night with stars shining

Wave Rock Weekender

This Wave Rock festival is a music event held annually, usually on the long weekend in September.

Wave Rock Weather & Best Time to Visit

You can visit Wave Rock at any time of year , but if you want to see the wildflowers, September is the best time.

November to March provides a better chance of having clear blue sky, but it will be hot with lots of flies.

Winter could be sunny or pouring rain!

The Bureau of Meteorology provides a seven-day forecast for Hyden .

Local’s Tip : Visit early morning to avoid crowds and the heat.

Perth to Wave Rock Road Trip Itinerary

You can reach Wave Rock in just under four hours from Perth. A good way to see more of Western Australia is to visit rural towns along the way.

If you are only visiting Wave Rock, you can travel via York and Corrigin on the way and Brookton on the return.

We have only visited Wave Rock as part of a longer road trip. Some travellers visit Wave Rock before crossing the Nullabor to Adelaide and South Australia .

a town hall building with clock above the door and yellow paintwork

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Perth to Wave Rock to Esperance

We did this route in reverse on our way back to Perth from Esperance. The distance from Wave Rock to Esperance is 382 km via Ravensthorpe, and will take around four hours to drive.

See our Perth to Esperance road trip itinerary for more details.

Kalgoorlie to Wave Rock

Kalgoorlie to Wave Rock is about a 4 hour 15 minute journey.

Wave Rock Accommodation

Being a small country town, there isn’t a large range of accommodation options.

Wave Rock Caravan Park

If you’re camping, the Wave Rock Caravan Park is right next to Wave Rock (handy for those sunset photos).

This campsite offers three self-contained, air-conditioned cabins and powered and unpowered sites. These one-bedroom chalets can sleep four people, with a double and single bed in the bedroom and a single bed in the living area.

Facilities include:

  • Washrooms & Toilets
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids playground
  • Under-cover eating area
  • Camp kitchen
  • Accessible facilities
  • Cricket pitch

Local Tip : Free camping at Wave Rock is prohibited.

Wave Rock Resort

This resort offers fourteen self-contained waterfront villas at the edge of Lake Magic, surrounded by nature.

The villas have two bedrooms, a kitchen, lounge, ensuite, private courtyard, air-conditioning, free WIFI and sleep up to six guests.

  • Private Courtyard
  • Air-Conditioning

Wave Rock Hotel

This hotel is 5 km from Wave Rock and offers 55 guest rooms with three executive spa suites.

Enjoy a meal in one of two restaurants and drinks in the bar.

  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge with Baby Grand Piano
  • Bar & Restaurants

Airbnb Wave Rock

Looking for Wave Rock short-stay accommodation in a private home? Airbnb has a few properties available, including this Cottage from Wave Rock Short Stay .

aerial view of multi coloured granite rock

Wave Rock Tours from Perth

If you don’t have transport, it is possible to see Wave Rock on a tour.

This day trip from Perth by Australian Pinnacle Tours visits York and sites at Wave Rock. Be prepared for a long day though, with around 8 hours of driving.

If you’d prefer a personilised day tour, this private tour can include as much (or as little) sites as you like.

A luxury way to see Wave Rock is on a scenic flight which also includes The Pinnacles .

For a longer trip, this 6 Day Esperance & Margaret River Adventure Tour stops at Wave Rock on the return journey from Esperance to Perth .

How was Wave Rock formed?

Wave Rock, part of a large granite outcrop called Hyden Rock, is over 2.7 billion years old. Hyden Rock consists of biotite K-feldspar porphyritic monzogranite that is part of the Yilgarn Craton (one of the largest segments of Archean crust on Earth).

Hyden Rock has three granite domes shaped by weathering beneath the ground about 100 to 130 million years ago.

The top of the rock became exposed about 60 million years ago, and when it rained, water ran down its sides and is thought to have worn away the rock, undercutting the base.

The flared slope of the rock face was probably shaped by underground chemical weathering and exposed by erosion.

The runoff from local mineral springs formed the striped colours you can see on the wave.

Wave Rock, known as Katter Kich to the local indigenous people, has been a significant site for them for thousands of years. It is a Noongar  keniny  (dancing) ground with a camping place not far away and gnamma  holes (water holes).

The area was part of a Noongar trade route, a crucial part of Noongar lifestyle.

Sandalwood cutters are thought to be the first white settlers to the area around 1922. The town is said to be named after a young man who camped at the rock while cutting sandalwood trees.

The first wheat crop was planted in 1927, which led to a railway between Kondinin and Hyden in 1930.

 One hundred people lived here in 1931, and the town was surveyed in 1932.

The Water Authority built the water channel on top of Wave Rock to provide water to the town in 1951.

Today, Wave Rock has over 100,000 visitors annually.

My Thoughts

As it’s a long drive from Perth to Wave Rock, I would combine it with a visit to Kalgoorlie or Esperance. Our family enjoyed seeing the huge rock up close and exploring the area, but we wouldn’t visit just for a weekend.

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Full Day Wave Rock Tour, York, Aboriginal Culture (Wildflowers in season)

Journey through the Western Australian wheatbelt to Wave Rock, one of Australia’s most incredible natural monuments. Visit the historic township of York and view other significant formations of the area.

TOUR INFORMATION (8DP104)

  • Duration:  13 hours
  • Transport: Coach
  • Voucher:  Mixed, digital voucher accepted
  • Language:  English

DEPARTURES (TUE - WED - FRI - SUN)

Departs perth: 8:00am - finishes perth: 08:30 pm, tour price (until 31 march 2024), adult - aud $225 pp, concession - aud $204 pp, child (4-12 yrs) - aud $125 pp.

  • Transfer with free hotel pick up (please see your confirmation for your pick-up time and location, please be ready 10 minutes prior)
  • Aussie country style lunch (please let us know your dietary requirement before departure)
  • Expert commentary from coach captain
  • Entry fees to attractions
  • Optional tours & personal expenses

Locations visited:

  • Mulka’s Cave
  • Hippo’s Yawn
  • Antique Lace Collection, Toy Soldier Museum and Wildlife Park

Note: Profusion of wildflowers depends on weather and other conditions, therefore we cannot guarantee sightings.

  • Leaving Perth we head through the Perth Hills and escarpment to enter farming country. Heading east, we enjoy morning tea (own expense) at historic York, the first township founded in the Avon Valley. From there we travel through the rolling farmlands passing the infamous Dog Cemetery, a shrine to man’s best friend and an integral part of farming life.
  • Travelling on to the Wildflower Shop in Hyden, we break for an Aussie country style lunch. Whilst here, visit either the Wildlife Park, view a unique Antique Lace Collection or visit the amazing Toy Soldier Museum.
  • Then we move on to see the spectacular prehistoric rock formation of Wave Rock. A giant surf like landmark of multi-coloured granite which is over 2700 million years old.

Aboriginal Sites

  • Leaving Wave Rock, we visit Hippo’s Yawn another outcrop in the area, named because of its resemblance to a hippopotamus yawning. We move on to visit Mulka’s Cave. Hear the Aboriginal legend of Mulka and view the imprints of his hands which can still be seen in the cave today.
  • We return to Perth with a stop at a remote country town for a light afternoon tea and snack (own expense) arriving approximately at 8:30pm.
  • Child fare ages 4-12 inclusive.
  • Infants aged 0-3 inclusive are free when travelling with an adult.
  • During the winter months suitable wet weather clothing, footwear and an umbrella recommended.
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat and your camera.
  • Profusion of wildflowers depends on weather and other conditions, therefore we cannot guarantee sightings
  • Hotel drop-off is not included. Main Departure Point: Crown Metropol, Taxi Rank, Riverside Entrance (next to McDonalds) at 7.45AM
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
  • Pick up details will be advised at time of booking or hotel pick up timing sheet available on request, however pick up details are subject to change at short notice due to hotel openings and closures and the removal of coach bays within Perth.
  • Hotel pick ups are available on request at time of booking from select hotels in Perth.
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  • Depart PERTH at 8:00AM Daily
  • Finishes 7:30pm (approximately)
  • Selected hotel pick up . No hotel drop offs after morning tours or afternoon pick ups.
  • Main Departure Point: Crown Metropol, Taxi Rank, Riverside Entrance (next to McDonalds) at 7.45AM
  • Vehicle Type: Coach
  • Passengers: 6 – 27
  • Meals: Lunch included
  • Please be ready and waiting on the roadside 10 minutes prior to stated time. Pick ups may vary depending on traffic. Look for either an Australian Pinnacle Tours, Grayline or ADAMS coach.
  • Due to traffic restrictions, urban clearways, location of permitted coach stopping and waiting bays, it is not possible to pick up from all hotels, or even from the front of the actual hotel, and we apologise if your hotel is not included in our route.
  • Some pick ups may require a walk of up to 200m to the nearest designated pick up point.

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Wave Rock – suspended in time

One of australia’s most recognisable landmarks, millions of years in the making.

Wave Rock (Katter Kich) is near the town of Hyden in the wheat belt region of Western Australia, a four-hour drive east of Perth . One of the most recognisable and photographed landmarks in Australia, Wave Rock is a multicoloured granite formation estimated to be over 2,700 million years old. It sits an imposing 110 metres long and 15 metres high and resembles a massive wave of water, suspended in the air.

Millions of years of wind and rain carved Wave Rock into its unique shape and the towering granite attracts over 100,000 visitors every year. If you visit Wave Rock at sunset you’ll be treated to some of Hyden’s 40 species of birds as they take to the skies, showing off their vivid colours and fervent songs. Traditional owners of the area are the Njaki Njaki and Katter Kich is significant as a keniny (dancing) ground.

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Head way out West and discover the beauty of WA’s wildflowers, natural formations and historic attractions. Flights take you in to Perth for 2 night stay with coach touring which includes visits to Geraldton, Dalwallinu, Hyden, Albany, Pemberton, Margaret River and Busselton. Cruise the Donnelly River, marvel at The Pinnacles and Wave Rock, enjoy the delights of Rottnest Island and be mesmerised by dreamtime legends in the Ngilgi Caves.

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Explore vibrant Perth, encounter indigenous culture, and immerse yourself in stunning natural beauty. Pay homage to history in Albany, marvel at unique rock formations, and enjoy country hospitality in Hyden. Then, indulge in a luxurious 4-day train journey aboard the Indian Pacific, all-inclusive with fine dining and immersive off-train experiences. Conclude your adventure in Sydney, where city sights await. Join us for an unforgettable journey through diverse landscapes and rich history.

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During the wet season, water from springs runs down the rock face, dissolving and re-depositing chemicals in the granite. The water leaves stunning trails of red, yellow, brown, and grey stains of carbonates and iron hydroxide. In 1960, some crystals were extracted from Katter Kich and were dated at 2,700 million years old, making them some of the oldest in Australia. 

Hyden is home to many other historically significant rock formations. The Humps is a 15-minute drive north of Wave Rock and rises 80 metres above the surrounding bushland. Mulka’s Cave is named after an Aboriginal legend and contains one of WA’s most significant examples of Aboriginal Rock Art. Over 450 handprints and images from thousands of years ago tell their stories on these ancient walls.

One of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks

Where else to visit on your Wave Rock trip

Another great spot to visit is Wave Rock Wildlife Park, home to kangaroos (including rare white kangaroos) wallabies, wombats, koalas, emus camels, donkeys, alpacas, swans, bettongs, possums and much more. 

Also close to Wave Rock is The Toy Soldier Museum featuring tens of thousands of military miniatures arranged into historic scenes. The Wave Rock Wildflower Shoppe is another place to stop. It houses The Lace Place with the largest collection of local and international lace in the southern hemisphere.

Frequently asked questions

How was wave rock formed.

The first thing most visitors ask is how was Wave Rock formed. The granite cliff with its wave-like shape was created by millions of years of water erosion and weathering. This constant erosion undercut the base, leaving the rounded overhang, like a wave about to crash.

When is the best time to visit Wave Rock?

Spring (September to November) is one of the most popular times to visit Wave Rock, as the weather is mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C. Autumn (March to May) is also a good time to visit Wave Rock as the weather is still relatively mild and you can avoid the peak tourist crowds.

If you’re fortunate to visit Wave Rock between September and November, you’ll be treated to the spectacular display of colourful wildflowers throughout the area as the ground comes alive with orange grevilleas, purple dampiera, yellow cassia and other native beauties.

Is there any accommodation in Wave Rock?

Wave Rock has a number of accommodation options to suit a range of budgets, including a hotel, cottages, caravan park, camp sites, and a hostel.

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Full Day Wave Rock and Pinnacles Tour

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  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Wave Rock
  • Entry/Admission - The Pinnacles
  • 33 Eagle Dr, Jandakot WA 6164, Australia At the end of Karel Ave turn right at the roundabout, keep traveling past the ATC tower and find us located on the left in the large white building.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
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  • You'll start at 33 Eagle Dr 33 Eagle Dr, Jandakot WA 6164, Australia At the end of Karel Ave turn right at the roundabout, keep traveling past the ATC tower and find us located on the left in the large white building. See address & details
  • 1 33 Eagle Dr Stop: 60 minutes See details
  • 2 Wave Rock Stop: 3 hours - Admission included See details
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  • 4 33 Eagle Dr Stop: 60 minutes See details
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It is easy to underestimate just how much there is to do and just how expansive the area truly is, so it is a great idea to join a tour and be led by a guide, they are a wealth of information and help keep you on the right track.

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The wonderful stories of the Great Southern region are the foundations of Western Australia’s colonial heritage and our inspiration for Great Southern Outback Tours & Accommodation.

We are a privately owned, bespoke outback touring company, located in the beautiful Kalgan River valley, near the port city of Albany.  We offer small group, off-the-beaten-track 4WD adventures, discovering the glorious rural landscapes of WA’s south east, from the rugged coastal cliffs of the Southern Ocean to the pioneering Goldfields and all points in-between. We like to think that we do things a little differently.  It’s extraordinary country out there in WA’s outback with wide open spaces and clear nights offering an outstanding view of the stars. We’ve created tours that combine a little of everything from meeting local farmers to seeing its amazing wildlife and contemplating both colonial and Aboriginal history and culture.

None of the well-trod tourist trail for us!  Our tours go off-road and into the heart of rural communities as that’s where the REAL stories are found.

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Katter Kich Gallery and Tours are hosted by Michael Ward, in Hyden. They were created to showcase the First nations history of the area . Katter Kich Gallery and Tours also have an art gallery and studio to support aboriginal artists to showcase and sell their art.

The tours are designed to connect people to country and cultural history, and include gu ided walks,  Tag-along tours, w ellbeing workshops and c ultural immersion. 

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Wadderin Wildlife Sanctuary Wadderin Wildlife Sanctuary is 430 ha in size, enclosed by 9km of fox and cat proof fencing, and home to reintroduced fauna close to extinction in the WA Wheatbelt. Animals including the Red-tailed Phascogale, Brush-tailed Bettong (Woylie), Banded Hare-wallaby, Brushtail Possum and Southern Brown Bandicoot (Quenda) now thrive within the safe haven.

The sanctuary is run by a local volunteer community group that undertakes ongoing maintenance and improvement to the sanctuary and runs night tours within the sanctuary. Our tours are taken on an open electric bus at night so you can hear, see and experience the bush and the fauna that live there first-hand. The entire tour takes about one hour, so you will need to allow one and a half hours.

Tours are held on every Saturday night of the year, with other nights for group bookings by special arrangement. A guide will meet you at the Narembeen Roadhouse and will leave at 6.45pm. You will follow their vehicle to the sanctuary, and there, board the electric bus.  Tours are held on every Saturday night of the year, with other nights for group bookings by special arrangement.

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The bad boys from Boston will take the stage at the KFC Yum! Center on Thursday, Sept. 26 as part of a 40-date North American farewell tour. It’s a reschedule of the concert that was supposed to happen in January. Tickets purchased for that original date will be honored for the rescheduled date.

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The tour begins in Pittsburgh on Sept. 20, with the Louisville stop being the third of the tour. The tour will come close to Louisville three other times, with stops in Cincinnati (Oct. 17), Nashville (Oct. 20) and Indianapolis (Jan. 16).

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    Wave Rock: 10m high & 100m long and the highlight of the day. Moderate fitness is required to walk up over the top of the Wave and take in the views from above. (optional) Hippos Yawn: 2 minutes around the corner and well worth a look. Return to Perth with optional detour via the kooky "Tin Horse Highway". Arrive Perth between 6-7pm.

  15. Wave Rock Tours

    One of the most recognisable landmarks in Australia, Wave Rock is a granite wave formation estimated to be 2,700+ million years old. Visit on your WA holiday. Awards. Responsible tourism. Offers. ... Catch the biggest wave without getting wet on a WA tour. Best of the West and Wildflowers. NT WA INT TAS NSW & ACT SA VIC QLD. Physical rating: 3 ...

  16. Wave Rock

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  17. Wave Rock

    Location. Wave Rock Road, Hyden, Western Australia, 6359. 986 reviews. Visit website. Western Australia's coastline captivates surfers worldwide, but its biggest swell rises from the vast outback plains - with no ocean in sight. Roam the 15-metre-high multicoloured granite cliff to appreciate how Wave Rock got its name, then discover ...

  18. Wave Rock and Pinnacles Day Tour

    Telephone. +61 8 9417 2258. +61 417 098 885. Book now. Visit website. After the Wave Rock tour you will fly to Cervantes, a small fishing village where you will take a two hour driven tour of the Pinnacles Desert. You will then head back over the Pinnacles and inaccessible Dead Pinnacles. Flying down the coast along endless beaches, to Perth.

  19. 2024 Full Day Wave Rock and Pinnacles Tour

    Come explore the impressive Wave Rock and Pinnacle Desert with Flywest, your local experts on touring in WA. Read more. from. AU$3,500.00. per adult. Lowest price guarantee Reserve now & pay later Free cancellation. Ages 0-99. Duration: 8h. Start time: Check availability.

  20. Tours

    The entire tour takes about one hour, so you will need to allow one and a half hours. Tours are held on every Saturday night of the year, with other nights for group bookings by special arrangement. A guide will meet you at the Narembeen Roadhouse and will leave at 6.45pm. You will follow their vehicle to the sanctuary, and there, board the ...

  21. Southern Wildflowers & Wave Rock

    Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Wellstead Homestead where four generations on, the original homestead still depicts early colonial life and houses a heritage museum boasting over 3,000 exhibits. Enjoy the south coast's spectacular scenery. In the afternoon, we continue our journey through to Hyden. Overnight: Wave Rock Hotel, Hyden Day 5.

  22. Wave Rock

    1 Wave Rock Rd, Hyden WA 6359. Phone: +61 8 9880 5022. Fax: 08 9880 5018. Email: [email protected]. There is a wide range of things to see and do in Hyden Relax! Stay Longer, and try the 2 Day Experience! Plenty to see! From walk trails to Indigenous tours and exploring the various landforms from the rock to Hippo's Yawn, The Humps as well as ...

  23. Wave Rock

    Wave Rock & Pinnacles Day Tour. The adventure continues on from your enjoyable morning at Wave Rock with a flight to Cervantes, a small fishing village nestled on the white sands of Western Australia's beautiful coastline. ... 1 Wave Rock Rd, Hyden WA 6359 Phone: +61 8 9880 5022 Fax: 08 9880 5018 Email: [email protected] Facebook; Instagram ...

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