The small wheat-belt town of Hyden is synonymous with its famous nearby attraction, Wave Rock, originally known as Hyde's Rock in honour of a sandalwood cutter who lived in the area. A typing error by the Lands Department made it Hyden Rock, and the emerging town soon became known as Hyden. The area around the town boasts beautiful wildflowers in spring, including a wide variety of native orchids.
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Nearby national parks
Wave Rock Resembling a breaking wave, this 100 m long and 15 m high granite cliff owes its shape to wind action over the past 2.7 billion years.
Hippo's Yawn: rock formation; 5 km E via Wave Rock.
The Humps and Mulka's Cave: Aboriginal wall paintings; 22 km N via Wave Rock.
Rabbit-Proof Fence: see the fence where it meets the road; 56 km E.
Cafes & restaurants around town
Campsites around town
Wave Rock Caravan Park 4 kmWave Rock Caravan Park offers quiet and peaceful sites in a natural bush setting at the base of Wave Rock, one of the region’s most impressive natural attractions. On Wave Rock Rd, 4 km east of Hyden and 340 km... Find out more
Kondinin Caravan Park 56 kmYou’ll find this caravan park in Kondinin, a town that presides over sheep country and the central wheat belt, about 278 km south-east of Perth. The gateway to Wave Rock, this is flat country that can get pretty... Find out more
Narembeen Caravan Park 61 kmNarembeen Caravan Park is on Curral St, 290 km east of Perth. It has basic camping facilities and limited on-site accommodation. Travellers through this predominantly grain-belt region can visit Roe Lookout, explore some... Find out more
Kulin Caravan Park 70 kmThis caravan park is a popular stopover for floral fanciers who flock to this corner of the state’s south-east to enjoy the abundant wildflowers in spring. The countryside is carpeted with vibrant colour as a swag... Find out more
Bruce Rock Caravan Park 92 kmBruce Rock Caravan Park is on Dunstall St in this small wheat-belt town, 247 km east of Perth. Visitors to Bruce Rock can drop into Totadjin Dam Reserve, a favourite cooling-off spot for locals, and also view a large... Find out more
Corrigin Caravan Park 94 kmCorrigin is widely regarded as one of WA’s most attractive and tidy country towns. You’ll be bewitched by the spring wildflower show and the granite outcrops that give an alien feel to the landscape, but... Find out more
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What's on around town
Wave Rock Weekender: music festival; Sept/Oct.