Wave Rock

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MommaTraveler
New Jersey, USA42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Excellent trip with Pinnacle Tours. Gordon was an extremely knowledgeable guide/driver and made sure we learned a lot about the local area, culture and history.

Wave Rock/Mulka Cave and Hippos Yawn, along with York and Corrigan were very interesting places to visit. With the information provided by Gordon, the experience was taken to the next level. I'm really glad I booked this tour and would recommend it to anyone.
Written February 19, 2024
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bluebay06
La Spezia, Italy2,209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We have visited Wave Rock on a day drive leaving before 5am from Perth. Following State Route 40 it takes 4 hours of easy driving to reach Hyden. First of all we have chosen a day with good weather and clear skies and this last aspect is essential to appreciate the beauty of Wave Rock. The colors of the multicolored granite intensifies considerably under the sun's rays with the vertical stripes much more evident while the dark top of the wave seems to advance in contrast with the intense blue of the sky. This fascinating visual impact is almost wiped out on a gray and cloudy day. It is highly recommended to continue the visit with the climbing of the rock following the Hyden Rock Walk. This path of at least one hour not only allows you to see the rock formations present and the vegetation that has incredibly settled there, but, on a beautiful day, the views you have of the almost infinite surrounding landscape is wonderful. In order to widen the range of this day tour making it more interesting we gave up the 2 km loop of Wave Rock Walk and we decided to reach Hyppo Yawn by driving the kilometer between the two car parks. After some photo standing inside the huge hippo's open jaws with full lips and dark throat, we went to Mulka's Cave making a short stop at Lake Magic. The shallow very salty water of Lake Magic is crystal clear, transparent and blue-green under the sun: really beautiful. Then we turned around the tiny airport and took the Lovering road to Mulka's Cave. When you enter the cave, without the need of a flashlight, the imprints of Mulka's hands can be seen on the rock walls. Many of these prints will then be even better visible and more clear on your photos if you do them without flesh. Completed the visit of the Hyden area with a short stop at the interesting Scrap Iron Sculptures in Marshall St (a nice way to tell the story of the settlers who reached and colonized this part of Australia), we decided to visit two other rock formations: Buckley's Breakway and Jilakin Rock. Also to appreciate these visits at the best, the clear sky and the beautiful day are almost essential. Topped by a reddish crust, the white and pink Buckley’s Breakway is only a few meters high but offer a very strong chromatic vision. Although it is just 300m long, the intensity of these colors and the shapes of the rocks outlined by water and wind offer excellent opportunities for photos. Jilakin Rock is an inselberg with an excellent view. Just next to the car park, the dark granite vertical walls of Jilakin Rock give way to a section of the rock where the slope of the wall is limited and suitable for climbing. The climb is simple and leads to the elevated part of the rock where the rock is covered with a rich vegetation. The view of the surrounding farmed area and of the lake is really beautiful. To go from Buckley's Breakway to Jilakin Rock, it is necessary to take the Kulin-Holt Rock Rd better known as the Tin Horse Highway. On the sides of the road there is a real gallery of community creations which, using tin as a material, represent horses and country life in a very fun and friendly way. A pleasant and fun way to drive a few kilometers of road. Before leaving Kondinin for Perth (approaching sunset), we also took a look at Statues Lake. Created by a local Kondinin farmer, the statues near and in the lake, made with recycled iron, represents a typical work of the farming activity of the area. This lake changes color throughout the year. In relation to the solar angle with which the photos are taken and the presence of algae would contribute to giving a yellowish color to the normally greenish waters. A really interesting day full of very different and unique things to see that surely compensate for the long road trip from and to Perth. A day to remember.
Written November 20, 2021
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Lis K
Canberra, Australia47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Incredible rock formation, has to be seen to be believed. Intimidating, fascinating and awe inspiring. The walking tracks are excellent. Loved Hippos Yawn.
Written August 6, 2023
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Bob H
64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Take your own food since it is virtually impossible to get food there. The rock itself is interesting and rather more impressive than we thought it woud be with very attractive colours on the surface
Written November 4, 2019
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Elena H
Perth, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Such an interesting place in the middle of nowhere. You have feeling that you are on that Moon. Been there twice and its not enough.
Written September 3, 2019
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