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Wave Rock

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With some time available and decent weather predicted, the destination of Wave Rock was chosen. We effectively had 2 days, 2 nights there, which was just about perfect for us and the kids to enjoy a nice relaxed getaway.

Doing some research before heading out, I found there to be quite a decent amount of information readily available. So with all of that, here are some of the useful links that I found, and a story line of pictures from our trip. Enjoy :)

Rest stop at Corrigin on the way to Hyden...

Corrigin dog in a ute monument

Corrigin dog in a ute monument


Corrigin helicopter

Corrigin helicopter


Totally freaked out both kids when I discovered that the rotors actually do spin!! Didn't help that in the process of figuring that out, I also accidentally bumped the car alarm/horn button on the key ring in my pocket. So with loud spinning helicoptor rotors, blaring car horn, and terrified screaming kids... took a while to calm everyone down (including parents!) ready to keep driving again!


Hyden Rock / Wave Rock...

Kangaroo fence near caravan park at Wave Rock

Kangaroo fence near caravan park at Wave Rock

Kangaroo towed caravan

Kangaroo towed caravan

Wave Rock

Wave Rock

Sliding!

Sliding!

More sliding!

More sliding!


View from Hyden Rock

View from Hyden Rock

Runoff point atop Hyden Rock

Runoff point atop Hyden Rock

Old quarry atop hyden Rock

Old quarry atop hyden Rock

Rock pool on Hyden rock

Rock pool on Hyden rock

Hyden Dam

Hyden Dam

Swan on Hyden Dam

Swan on Hyden Dam

Hippo's Yawn...

Walk trail beside Hyden Rock

Walk trail beside Hyden Rock

Blue flowers

Blue flowers

White flowers

White flowers

Red sticky plant

Red sticky plant

Pink flowers

Pink flowers

Hippo's Yawn

Hippo's Yawn


It is possible to climb up and out through the back of Hippo's Yawn with young kids. Coming back down around to the front on the left side. Both Sonia and Kaden would've quite happily done that circuit over and over all day if we'd let them!

Rocks near Hippo's Yawn

Rocks near Hippo's Yawn



The Humps...

Climbing The Humps

Climbing The Humps

The Humps

The Humps

Enjoying the rock pool

Enjoying the rock pool

Yellow flowers

Yellow flowers

White flowers

White flowers

Red flowers

Red flowers

Sticky carnivorous plants atop the Humps

Sticky carnivorous plants atop the Humps

Plants atop the Humps

Plants atop the Humps


Rock pool atop the Humps

Rock pool atop the Humps

View from atop The Humps

View from atop The Humps


Walking back...

Walking back...



Mulka's Cave...

Entry to Mulka's Cave

Entry to Mulka's Cave

Aboriginal hand prints in Mulka's Cave

Aboriginal hand prints in Mulka's Cave

Mulka's Cave

Mulka's Cave



Lake Magic...

Modified Valentine Tank

Modified Valentine Tank

Lake Magic

Lake Magic

Sand for a.... sandcastle?

Sand for a.... sandcastle?

Trying to build a sandcastle

Trying to build a sandcastle

Lake Magic

Lake Magic

Looking back towards Wave Rock from Lake Magic

Looking back towards Wave Rock from Lake Magic

Emu fence near Lake Magic

Emu fence near Lake Magic



Other things we saw / did...

Breakers

Breakers

?? Orchid

?? Orchid

Spider Orchid

Spider Orchid

Riding the tortoise in the Wildlife Park

Riding the tortoise in the Wildlife Park


We purchased entry to the Wildlife Park, the Lace Place, the Pioneer Town Museum, and the Miniature Soldier Museum and spent several hours exploring each of these. The kids were quite happy to zoom through, just glancing at everything. While Clancy and I preferred to spend more time looking at the displays and reading all the associated information. We were too busy trying to see and read everything, plus monitor kids, and unfortunately forgot to get photos in these places. Note to remember... the Pioneer Town Museum is located over the road at the caravan park entrance!

Things I want to do next time...

Posted by Goannaray 09:41 Archived in Australia Tagged lakes flowers history rocks camping western_australia wave_rock hyden toddlers weekend_toddler_adventures_wa

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