Since we have been living in the van, we find ourselves going away from the city at least every weekend. This time was the turn to pay a visit to Wave Rock, located in Hyden WA.
I was very hesitant about the idea of visiting Wave Rock just because there didn’t seem to be much to do around the area, and… i was right.
Even though Hyden is a (very) quiet country town, with a population of 400, turned out to be a nice getaway. You can find everything you would possibly need.
Driving four hours from Perth and back went quite easily, thanks to the couple of places we found on the way such as Corrigin, Broockton and Kondinin. each of them with a roadhouse.
You find groceries and health stores, however, the range of products is very minimal and prices are high. If you ever decide to have a road trip to visit Wave Rock, it is well worth to do all your shopping and have your first aid box ready.
Besides being Wave Rock the main attraction, there are a few more things to see and do around the town that will give you something to do everyday for a weekend. Mulka’s Cave, Hippo’s Yawn or the Buckley’s Breakaway
The best thing to do in Hyden is to climb the rocks and adventure on the walk trails. We started in Hippo’s Yawn, when we got all the way to the top we found an amazing 360 degrees view.
The rocks are quite easy to climb and so the walk trails. These two things are absolutely a must to do. When you get to the rocks/caves, they don’t look too impressive, but believe me, once you are on top of them, your trip will be well worth.
When you get to Wave Rock there is a small fee ($10AUD) per car, however, this is voluntary. The place has enough carpark bays for all visitors, BBQ, toilet and sitting facilities.
There is also a few other activities to have a look around if you have the spare time:
-Scrap iron sculptures
-Wildflower Shop (cafe and shop)
-Miniature Soldier Museum
Accommodation seems to be plenty around. We decided to find a super quiet spot outside the town and park our home. There is also a little park with public toilets and a tiny playground for tourists.
As I mentioned, Hyden is a very quiet place, but that is its beauty. The country side offers incredible landscapes and plenty of fauna to see. Great to spend from 2 to 4 days.