Wave Rock - WA

  Mountain,Peak,Hill

Position

DEG: -32.44244 118.898621
DMS: 32º 26' 32.78" S 118º 53' 55.03" E
UTM: 50 H 6408935mN 678482mE
Altitude: 306.06m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill

Location

291.48kms East of Perth - Driving 337 km (3 hours 44 mins)

Address & Contact

114 Wave Rock Rd
Hyden WA 6359
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Information

Wave Rock attracts an amazing 130,000 visitors per year, which is incredible given it is more than 330km from Perth and is located on the outskirts of Hyden, a tiny West Australian township that was only connected to the main electricity line in the 1990s.

Wave Rock is a granite cliff about 15 metres high and 110 metres long. The distinctive wave shape has been caused by thousands of years of erosion, which has undercut the base and left an overhang. Black algae live on the bare rock where enough water runs off the top and down the sides. This is uneven so produces the distinctive stripes. Wave Rock is a very well-known landform that is much photographed by the thousands of tourists that visit each year.

Well sign-posted from the Hyden-Norseman Rd, visitors can easily drive in 2WD vehicles to the carpark at the walk trail heads. Parking fees of $10 (accurate at September 2013) apply per vehicle. $3.50/head for bikes and bus passengers. Nearby kiosk, toilets, hotel, and camping grounds cater for visitors needs.

From the Wave Rock trail head, visitors can also walk to other intriguing rock formations in the area including the Hippos Yawn, the Humps, and "Mulka’s Cave".
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Closest Weather Station

Hyden at 12/09:00am WST
Distance from Wave Rock 0.07km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
24.0°C23.6°C40%9.6°ChPa0.0mmSE2km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Hyden
Distance from Wave Rock 0.07km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C33.633.030.025.720.817.416.417.520.324.728.431.8
Mean Min. °C15.515.814.211.17.65.74.64.65.88.211.513.9
Mean Rain mm19.519.320.123.539.049.347.740.527.721.618.915.1

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