A beautiful little town in the heartland of the Goldfields…
The town of Hyden is located 292 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia. Hyden is home to Wave Rock and Mulka’s Cave with its aboriginal hand prints, both popular local tourist attractions. You can walk up on top of the rock and get an amazing view of the surrounding area. I stayed here for a week at the caravan park which backs onto Wave Rock there are lots of great walks around here as well and its dog friendly. Someone has left a boogie board at the base of the rock so of course Miss Elly tried her paws at hanging 10!!!!
Opposite the caravan park you can Enjoy a brewed coffee and home made food at the Wildflower Shoppe Cafe there is a great gift shop here and when you look up there are dried wildflowers hanging from the ceiling some in the shape of butterflies. Here you will also find the entrance to the Wildlife Park, home to koalas, wombats, white kangaroos and an array of beautifully coloured birds. Spend hours exploring the Miniature Soldier Museum and the Antique Lace Collection. Theres lots to see here besides the rock and the town itself has some great things to see like the sculptures on the main road.
Wave Rock Motel has great rooms and the pub has awesome food and in the front bar you will find locals who are more than happy to have a chat and tell you about the area. While I was here Phil Emmanuel played at the pub I was his support act 20 years ago at The Old Butter Factory in Telegraph Point we caught up for a chat.
See the changing colours of beautiful Lake Magic situated one km north of Wave Rock. The water in the lake is clear but salty, the lake base is gypsum and surrounded by beach sand. There is also Wave Rock Lakeside Resort with great cottages here and they are building an ampitheatre which will open in November this year where they will be having concerts later on.
This is a really great place and I will certainly be going back.