The furthest of any ocean is also one of Australia’s largest waves-Wave Rock rises 15 metres above the plain of the outback. It’s a popular tourist destination today, over 2,700 million years in the making. Wave Rock in Australia is a fun 340-kilometer drive (approximately three to four hours) across picturesque rolling farmlands to large views of wheat and canola fields near the Wheatbelt town of Hyden, getting there from Perth.
This multi-colored granite mountain, 110 metres high, is strikingly shaped like a giant wave about to crash onto the bush. Place the giant wave on the rock face and surf or see it from another angle by following the walking paths around the base and over the top.
You’ll be surrounded by a sea of sparkling colour after winter rains, as Western Australian wildflowers bloom in their billions.
Nearby, the walls of Mulka ‘s Cave are protected by a series of over 450 ancient rock paintings that tell the tale of a local Aboriginal legend.
Just outside of Hyden, with the Wildflower Shop and Cafe selling souvenirs and refreshments, the wildlife park welcomes you to visit its koalas and white kangaroos.
How far is wave rock from Perth?
- The distance between Perth and Wave Rock is 335.3 km by road.