[WORLDKINGS] Exceptional places around the world (P.102) – (Australia) Visit Hyden town and its breathtaking waves made of rock


(WorldKings.org) Head for Hyden to catch one of Australia's biggest waves - it's nowhere near the ocean, but it is home to world-famous Wave Rock. Over 2,700 million years in the making, the wave rises 15 meters over the outback plain, which becomes a sea of colorful wildflower blooms in spring.

The 110-meter long multi-colored granite cliff of Wave Rock looks like it's about to crash onto the bush. Tourists like to pose on the rock face or follow the walk trails around the base and over the top. At sunset, birds burst into song and the sky becomes a riot of color and sound, creating a unique experience.

Nearby, a collection of over 450 ancient rock paintings cover the walls of Mulka's Cave, telling the story of a local Aboriginal legend. And from September to December, the surrounding plains are painted with the colors of nature as thousands of varieties of wildflowers come into bloom. You may also spot some of the 40 species of birds that call Wave Rock home.

For encounters of the marsupial kind, head for Hyden wildlife park where you're invited to meet the koalas and rare white kangaroos.

In Hyden, another impressive collection awaits at the Lace Place, which proudly houses the largest collection of lace in the southern hemisphere. Located in the Wildflower Shoppe, pieces include handmade lace from the 1600s and an off-cut from the Princess of Wales' wedding veil. Other attractions include an 18-hole golf course, a pioneer museum, a toy soldier museum, and an observatory. Scenic flights are available, providing aerial views of Wave Rock and the outback plain beyond.

According to westernaustralia.com

Mihan (Collect and edit) (World Records Union - WorldKings.org)


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