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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

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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 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 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.

Pam F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

An interesting trip into country Australia,that everyone should take.Long ride,but the destination was worth it.
Next time I will book accommodation and enjoy Hyden before coming back to the big smoke.
A wonderful driver.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A very interesting visit and an enjoyable day.

huihua Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great guide mark told us lots of stories and history of Perth. Safe driver. Took Great care of us . Everything was smooth and very enjoyable. Crew were punctual and polite .


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The photos speak for themselves. The waverock is magnificent as is the view on top of the rock! A must go! Thanks to the commentary of our friendly tour guide along the journey, the few hours long drive was less monotonic and added much meaning to the farms, forests, construction etc zooming past our windows. and... THERES WIFI AND USB power on board the coach!!!
No hassle pick up and drop off at the hotel. Lunch could be better for the asian palate though.. but definitely a recommended trip!

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!


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.

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