• Location: Perth, Australia
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.


  • 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

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 an Aussie Country-Style 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Awesome trip except the flies


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was an amazing day the journey took us through a number of differing areas all of which were very different and interesting. Our driver was very knowledgeable. The Aboriginal Cave we visited and the information about it was fascinating.

Wave rock was stunning from every angle and well worth the long drive there!

the only thing missing were the wild flowers - we saw a few but not the hoped for carpet. However our driver knew much about the habitats we passed and told us a lot about the different shrubs and trees we saw.

A great - if long - day out!

Catherine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018



5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour is a worthwhile trip despite the long travel. It is operated by ADAMS pinnacle tour with a very good guide Mark who explain in detail the geology, the history and culture of the region.

Thomas W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Worth a trip. The Wave Rock is amazing and the visit to the nearby Aboriginal cave was also interesting. It is a long day with much driviving. I would choose this trip over the Pinnacles if I had to choose one.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Elaine was our driver and guide and she was very good - told us interesting facts about the various towns and attractions. The weather had been wet so the wildflowers weren't as prolific as they might have been but we still saw quite a variety along the road from the bus and when we stopped at Wave Rock and Hippos Yawn. It is a long day and we travelled over 700 kms but we saw a lot of the WA countryside.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This is a great tour,covered a long distance,plenty of stops.lunch included,long day but would highly recommend.
The driver Mark was great,lots of local knowledge,the wildflowers were out,an added bonus,September a good time to do this.

Samantha J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We only had 40 hours in Perth and we are glad we spent our time on this tour. There were enough stops to break up the long journey and we were delighted to have a friendly and informative driver also. Dog cemetery and CWA afternoon tea aren't always included but we did sneak them into our tour which was a really special treat.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great day tour

Valerie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent day . Very comfortable modern coach. Plenty of toilet stops. We had adequate time at each point of interest and didn't feel hurried. Lovely lunch and afternoon tea. The driver was very knowledgable and friendly. Would thoroughly recommend this tour.

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