Hyden, Western Australia

Trent Webster, Editor, Australia

15 March 2019

Best known as the home of Wave Rock, Hyden has more to offer than you may think.

The town itself services the surrounding areas, so you’ll find it has most modern conveniences. From fuel, a supermarket, general hardware, a mechanic, a bakery and even a public pool.

Wave Rock, Hyden, WA

Photograph by Not A Gap Year

The caravan park is out of town a few kilometers at Wave Rock itself, and has excellent facilities, and is a great place to base yourself. You can actually walk to most of the sites from here.

The camp kitchen is excellent and has plenty of shade to escape the heat.

Even better than the shade though is the swimming pool. It’s not huge, but it’s all you need at the end of a hot day.

If you arrive early afternoon make sure you get setup and then head up to the top of the rock to watch the sunset over the plain. It’s an amazing spot to sit with a beer at the end of the day.

“It’s an amazing spot to sit with a beer at the end of the day.”

Set aside a few hours the next day to complete the loop walk from camp. First up you’ll go via Wave Rock to Hippos Yawn. It’s only a short walk, but it is on a dirt path.

From here, you cross the carpark and follow the path towards the resort. Maybe 10 minutes on you’ll run into the Salt Spas. They say they are similar to the Dead Sea. The hyper salinity of the water makes floating effortless. You’ll just come away feeling relaxed 🤙

Just remember though…if you’ve got any cuts or grazes, they’re going to sting like hell. And don’t go putting your head in either. They have a hose setup so you can rinse off when you get out.

To get back, you follow the dirt paths that run parallel to the road around to the airport. You’ll cross over and the track continues through a salt pans and comes out across the road from the caravan park.

Aerial view of the Salt Spa opposite Lake Magic

Photograph by Not A Gap Year

To finish off the day, jump in the car and head off to explore Mulkas Cave and surrounds. Its well signposted and accessible by all vehicles.

With a horrific back story…it actually made me wonder just what all the hands really meant??

Wave Rock Camping

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Hyden WA



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