Experience Wave Rock and Hippo's Yawn

Wave Rock is a granite cliff 15 metres high and 110 metres long. Its rounded-like shape has been caused by weathering and water erosion which has undercut the base and left a rounded overhang. Water from the springs running down the rock during wetter months dissolve minerals adding to the colouring of the wave. In 1960, crystals from Hyden Rock were dated at being 2700 million years old, which are amongst the oldest in Australia.

You will find interpretive signage around the rock, enlighting you on the history of the rock and surrounding areas.

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) once you are in the reserve, payment can be paid at the meter or kiosk

Contact Information


Wave Rock Hotel/Motel

2 Lynch St, Hyden
Western Australia 6359

Phone: +61 8 9880 5052
Fax: +61 8 9880 5041
[email protected][email protected]

Wave Rock Caravan Park

1 Wave Rock Rd, Hyden
Western Australia 6359

Phone: +61 8 9880 5022
Fax: 08 9880 5018
Email: [email protected]

Road Conditions

All roads to Hyden have
sealed surfaces

For daily road conditions check the
Shire of Kondinin website, or call

+61 8 9880 5052
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Wave Rock 2 Day Experience