Wave Rock and Hippos Yawn

Wave Rock, near the Wheatbelt town of Hyden, is one of Australia’s most recognisable landforms. 

Rising 15 metres from the ground and more than 100 metres long, Wave Rock looks like a giant surf wave of multicoloured granite about to crash onto the bush below.

It’s believed this amazing formation was more than 2,700 million years in the making.

Take a bush walk around the rock to see native flowers and birds. Wave Rock also plays host to a popular music festival each year in spring.

Wave Rock located 340 kilometres south-east of Perth, a four hour drive through picturesque farmland. You can drive yourself following the the Pathways to Wave Rock self drive trail, or there are many day trip coach tours from Perth.

In the spring, you will find many orchids and other flowers growing around the base in the Sheoak trees.

Hippo’s Yawn consists of an unusually shaped granite tor that was formerly part of the larger outcrop. This is the second most visited site in Hyden. It is connected to Wave Rock and the car park by a loop walking track, approx 1 km long. Vehicle access is also provided.

There are toilets and rubbish bins situated at the entrance to Wave Rock.



    $12 per vehicle (to be paid at the entrance to Wave Rock to the Shire of Kondinin) once you are in the reserve, payment can be paid at the meter or kiosk.

    Accessibility Options
    Designated Accessibility Parking
    Accessible all year.


    Wave Rock & Hippos Yawn
    Wildlife Park
    Mulka's Cave
    Lake Magic
    Salt Pool
    The Lace Place
    The Minature Soldier Museum
    Pioneer Town History Museum
    Hyden Street Scape Art
    Stargazing Lounge
    Events at Wave Rock



    Caravan Park

    Tours and Trails

    Walk Circut
    The Rock Walk
    Hyden Rock Walk
    Hippos Yawn Loop
    The Breakers Walk
    Walk Trails and Guided Tours
    Indigenous Tours



    Getting to Wave Rock
    Plan your visit
    Travel Advice
    Hire Car
    Coach Tours
    Flight Tours

    Eat & Drink

    Bar & Bistro 
    Sandalwood Restaurant
    Gimlet Restaurant
    Bush Bakehouse
    Hyden Road House / Travel Stop

    Wave Rock Hotel

    2 Lynch St, Hyden WA 6359
    Phone: +61429 511 511
    Fax: +61 8 9880 5041
    Email: [email protected]

    Wave Rock Caravan Park & Resort

    1 Wave Rock Rd, Hyden WA 6359
    Phone: +61 8 9880 5022
    Fax: 08 9880 5018
    Email: [email protected]