2 Day Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers & Aboriginal Experience
Journey through the wheatbelt region of Western Australia to overnight at Wave Rock one of Australia’s incredible natural monuments.
Tour Code: 2DWR
On Day 2 of the Tour
(as indicated in itinerary)
- Tour Highlights
Situated in the Avon Valley, York is one of Western Australia’s most picturesque towns with charming architecture. This town was the first inland European settlement in Western Australia, founded back in 1831. Be sure to take a short stroll along the main town strip and see many of the old buildings which are still in use today.
Here you will find owners loving memories of their faithful four legged companions. Stroll through the cemetery and see the elaborate headstones and touching messages.
Another rocky outcrop in the area, named because of its resemblance to a hippopotamus yawning.
Hear the Aboriginal legend of Mulka and view the imprints of his hands which can still be seen in the cave today.
East of Perth you will find Wave Rock, a giant surf like landmark of Multi-coloured granite which is over 2700 million year old. This natural monument is so iconic as it appears to crash into the ground below – creating a wave like landscape.
Wildlife Park and Antique Lace Collection
If time permits wander through the wildlife park where you can enjoy time seeing kangaroos, emus, wallabies, wombats, koalas, lizards and a wide range of birds. Alternatively view the antique lace collection, dating back to the 1600’s. These hand and machine made lace products are housed in beautiful hand crafted cabinets.
Stop to view wildflowers throughout the tour whilst they are in season. Varieties include the orange flowering Christmas Tree, Kangaroo Paw, Banksia, Wattle and Everlastings.
DAY 1 | PERTH TO WAVE ROCK
Heading east we enjoy morning tea (own expense) at historic York, the first township founded in the Avon Valley. We then head east towards Wave Rock and the town of Hyden. On arrival at the hotel, check-in followed by a casual lunch in the hotel. The afternoon is then yours to explore this outback environment. See the old town and settlement and have an in depth visit to the Wildlife Park, unique Antique Lace Collection and Toy Soldier museum. Although the main visit to Wave Rock is the following day, an unguided visit is available for the adventurous. After returning to the hotel to freshen up, enjoy a bush bistro dinner before a private after hours visit to Wave Rock (sunset permitting) and hopefully some kangaroo spotting in the early evening. End the evening stargazing at the huge night sky. Accommodation at Wave Rock Motel (or similar), Hyden. (LD)
*Please note: Dinner on day 1 is designed to give travellers the full Australiana experience where they are given the opportunity to cook their own meats on a BBQ/grill stove top.
DAY 2 | WAVE ROCK TO PERTH
Enjoy a sleep-in before enjoying breakfast surrounded by Western Australia’s natural outback beauty and perhaps even spot more kangaroos and wildlife in the morning sunrise. After breakfast, explore the historic and quintessentially Australian settlement of Hyden Wave Rock before receiving a private tour of the old historic homesteads, working farm and restored car museum. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the outback and bush. Just before lunch, rejoin the day tour for the main attractions and visit to Hippo’s Yawn – a rock formation which resembles a hippo yawning. We then break for a lunch at the Wildflower Shop. Then it’s the main highlight – the spectacular Wave Rock and sacred Aboriginal sites. Whilst here visit either the Wildlife Park or view a unique Antique Lace Collection; depending on the previous day’s experience. Afterwards, continue the Wave Rock experience and visit Mulka’s Cave. Then “wave” goodbye to the rock as we travel to a quaint country town for afternoon tea (own expense) and then head back to Perth for a late evening arrival. (Dinner on arrival back in Perth and at own arrangement and expense). (BL)
Wave Rock Motel, Hyden (or similar):
- Central Location
- 3 star
- Situated in the heart of Australia’s Golden Outback
- Country style
- Bar and restaurant
Below prices are valid until 31 March 2020:
- Adult $579
- Concession $545
- Child $444
Based on twin share. Single supplement on request.
PLEASE NOTE: All bookings will be pending confirmation as this product includes Third Party components. Reconfirmation of availability will be provided within 24hrs of booking.
Quoted prices are based on twin share. Single supplement is available on request. Meals indicated in itinerary B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner. Please advise of any dietary requirements. PLEASE NOTE: All bookings will be pending confirmation as this is a Third Party Product. Reconfirmation of availability will be provided within 24hrs of booking.