Hyden is a laidback little bush settlement that lies to the East of Perth along the Brookton Highway. Part of the golden outback, Hayden’s claim to fame is its proximity to Western Australia’s Wave Rock, a colorful weather-sculpted granite cliff shaped like a massive wave, created millions of years ago. Hiking along the many foot trails to the top of Wave Rock is a popular activity, especially at sundown when the landscape turns into a riot of gold and ochre. Chopper rides are also available for aerial views of this unique natural rock formation. Come spring, and this rugged outback country is awash with wildflower blooms of many hues. The area is home to nearly 40 species of exotic birds. The Aboriginal art found in the nearby Mulka’s Cave is among the best in the region, depicting over 450 ancient rock paintings telling us about local legends. Hyden’s wildlife park is a good place to spot koalas and rare white kangaroos, among other marsupials.
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Wave Rock Motel in Hyden offers a pleasing stay within close reach of one of the most iconic rock formations of Western Australia. Choose from executive suites and comfortable units which look out to the azure pool and carefully tended gardens. Enjoy modern amenities in your ensuite room, including TV.