Tour code: 3115W1_W2

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From natural landmarks to Aboriginal culture, this day trip from Perth through Western Australia’s wheat belt area introduces you the regional history and geological beauty that lie outside the city. You’ll visit York, the oldest township in Avon Valley; Wave Rock and Hippo’s Yawn, unusual rock formations; Gnamma Holes, an ancient site sacred to Aboriginals; and Babakin, a quaint country town. During the spring months, make plenty of stops to view wildflowers when they’re spotted during the tour.

Highlights

  • Day tour to York, Wave Rock and other geological sites from Perth
  • Learn about the pioneer days of Western Australia in the first township founded in the Avon Valley
  • See the unusual rock formation Hippo's Yawn
  • Marvel at the 15-meter-high Wave Rock
  • Learn about Dreamtime stories and discover Aboriginal sacred sites like the Gnamma Holes
  • Spend some free time at lunch to visit Wildlife Park or the Antique Lace Collection
  • See the wildflowers in bloom between September and November

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What You Can Expect

Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Aboriginal Cultural Tour from Perth

Wave Rock

Your day trip starts with the drive east of Perth to historical York, the first town founded in the Avon Valley. Stop here to enjoy morning tea in town (own expense) before continuing to Hyden, pausing along the way at a dog cemetery in honor of working Australian sheepdogs.

In Hyden, check out Hippo’s Yawn, a rock formation that resembles a yawning hippopotamus, and then sit down to a boxed picnic lunch. After eating, make the drive to Wave Rock, one of Western Australia’s most popular natural landmarks, a 50-foot-tall (15-meter) rock formation that resembles a giant ocean wave. Also in this area, see the ancient Gnamma Holes, a sacred Aboriginal site, and choose to visit a wildlife park or check out the Antique Lace Collection.

Next, head to Mulka’s Cave, a large boulder with a hollowed-out, cave-like shape, and the Humps, a granite formation. Then start the drive back to Perth, taking a different route that includes a stop in the country town of Babakin for afternoon tea (own expense). If you’re taking this tour during wildflower season (typically September to November), you’ll make stops during the day for views and photo opportunities of Western Australia’s renowned wildflowers.

Your day trip ends when you arrive back in Perth in the late evening.

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Customer Reviews

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

An excellent trip and well worth the long day.

Nur Sussilawati M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I love the fact that although it was along day, it was also very eventful. The guide let us stop at a few spots just to capture sunsets and rainbows. Very informative too. My kids learnt a lot.

Bozena R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A fantastic trip but be ready to spend the entire day on the bus! Our driver - Brian was great and we felt entertained throughout! Wave Rock is a must see and the view from the top was breath-taking! You will also get to see other rock formations in the area and the visit to one of the local villages was a treat!
I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!

Rachael

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very relaxing tour. Although the journey was long but really worth it. Love the lunch provided to us. Our tour guide was very informative and friendly.

HyeRin R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

nice guide, comfortable bus! WaveRock was great and aboriginal Mulka's Cave was so interesting!! Long journey, so participants need to keep come-back time.

Rachael

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent. Worth it.

Lynneallsopp

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very long day but well worth it

Larry C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

fabulous

Rae F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a great tour and the guide was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. The tour actually lasted a little over due to people not returning to the bus on time. Overall, I would give it a 10 out of 10.

Irene Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The wave rock is so amazing, the tour captain is very experience, the scener on the top of the rock is beautiful.

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