Wave Rock of Hyden - A Wave of Rock

wave rock of hyden from side

'Wave Rock of Hyden' is a natural rock formation resembles a tall breaking Ocean wave which is 46 ft in height and around 360 ft long. It lies about 3 kilometers east of the small town of Hyden and 296 km (184 mi) east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia. It is a part of 395 acre natural reserve of Hyden Wildlife Park.

About Wave Rock of Hyden



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  • It consists of  2.63 billion year old Biotite K feldspar.
  • Wave Rock of Hyden  is a perfect example of 'Flared Slope',
  • Wave rock of Hyden has become a tourist spot with over 140,000 visitors per year.

What is Flared slope?

Flared slopes like Wave Rock are particularly well developed in granitic landforms of south-western and southern Australia.  Which by definition stands for concave-upward or -inward bedrock surface that is typically found around the base of inselbergsand granitic boulders and also on their higher slopes.

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