Wave Rock is certainly one that was on our Aussie lap bucket list. It is one of those places that initially you start to question if it is worth the extra distance as it is a little out of the way if you just look at a quick visit going off the map.
Wave Rock is a spectacular natural phenomenon. It gets it’s name, as you can guess, by the natural wave like formation. The ‘crest’ of the wave is quite a formidable size. It towers over you at 15 m (49 ft) high and around 110 m (360 ft) long. That is impressive if you think about how it was formed, the magnitude and the history.
Wave Rock is millions and million of years old. The shape was developed over this time due to the result of wind and water erosion. The granite formation that has been exposed to the weathering processes is impressive and definitely worth the visit. Don’t just take my word for it as over 100, 000 tourists visit Wave Rock every year. We were fortunate as we arrived mid afternoon and there was a small tour bus and us so it meant we were able to enjoy the site and get some great pics without feeling squeezed for space.
You can walk up steps to the top and enjoy the vista views as well.
Wave Rock is 340 km or a 4 hour drive east of Perth.
Hyden, in the Western Australian Wheatbelt, is the closest town to Wave Rock.
Yes, there is an entry fee of $12 per vehicle.
Yes, you walk to the wave via a paved path that is suitable for prams and wheelchairs and is flat. The walk to the top I would consider not suitable for all ages and not accessible for those in wheelchairs or unstable on their feet. There is a railing but it is quite steep and uneven ground on the way up and at the top. Not going to the top does not impact the Wave Rock experience and it is something that you can get the perfect selfie on from.
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