Wave Rock is a natural granite rock formation located 3km east of the town of Hyden in Western Australia. The formation is 14 metres high, and 110m long and is shaped like a tall breaking ocean wave. The total outcrop covers several hectares. The wave shape was formed by gradual erosion of the softer rock beneath the upper edge. There are several smaller wave shaped rocks in the Hyden area. Wave Rock is about four hours drive from Perth, or a one hour flight.
Wave Rock Wildlife Park is a three hectare area of native bushland that is home to various native and exotic animals and birds. Animals include Kangaroos (including a white kangaroo), Wallabies, Wombats, Koala, Possums, and Lizards. Birds include Emus, Eclectus Parrots, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Owl and Black swan. You wouldn’t go all the way to Hyden just to see the wildlife park, but if you are visiting Wave Rock, it is worth a look.
About forty species of native birds can be seen in the wild around the Hyden from small wrens to emus and wedge tailed eagles. In spring time, the colourful wild flowers are worth seeing with over 2000 species of wild flowers in the area.
There is a range of accommodation and eating places near Wave Rock. The Wave Rock Caravan Park has camping sites and caravan sites, with onsite caravans and one bedroom cabins available. The Hyden Hotel Motel offers standard suites and executive suites. For more up market accommodation, you can stay in a colonial cottage with two bedrooms at the Wave Rock Lakeside Resort. Many travelers choose visit Wave Rock and surrounding area on a day trip from Perth
Hyden is situated about 340km east of Perth, via the Brookton Highway or 350km travelling via York. Roads are sealed all the way.