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Aboriginal Art at Wave Rock – Tour from Perth

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Key facts

Where: Perth , Australia Duration: 12½ hours

Highlights

  • Visit Wave Rock – a sacred site for the Aboriginal community
  • A member of the community will lead you on a guided tour with a focus on the rock art
  • Pass through Australia’s Darling Ranges enjoying stunning scenery
  • Visit Mulka’s Cave – a unique Camel-shaped rock formation

Overview

Wave Rock, naturally sculpted over thousands of years, is a 15-metre high 110-metre long granite rock formation and one of the highlights of Western Australia. A friendly aboriginal guide will lead you along this wave shaped formation explaining the rock art of the aborigines and its fascinating mineral colours.

If you’re visiting anytime from September-November, a carpet of wildflowers will spread out before you.

Wave Rock is not the only incredible Rock Formation in this region. This tour also takes you to visit a yawning hippopotamus shaped rock formation, unsurprisingly called Hippo’s Yawn and Mulka’s Cave, a camel hump shaped natural rock.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel and travel in a luxury coach, on-board audio-commentary will tell you about the landscape you pass through.

A journey through the Western Australian wheat belt region to Wave Rock, truly one of Australia's most incredible natural monuments. During the day visit the historic township of York and view other significant geological formations of the area.

Heading east through the scenic Darling Ranges stop to enjoy morning tea (own expense) at historic York, the first township founded in the Avon Valley. Enjoy the wonderfully preserved turn of the century Victorian buildings and gain an insight into grand old pioneer days.

Continuing east, pass through sweeping wheat belt plains and stop en route at the famous Dog Cemetery, a tribute to Australian working sheep dogs. Later arrive at the small town of Hyden, home of Wave Rock. Before lunch, visit Hippo's Yawn an unusual natural rock formation shaped like a yawning hippopotamus, regarded by the local Aboriginal people as a special women's place. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Wave Rock Wildflower Shop.

After lunch join an Aboriginal cultural tour of Wave Rock. Walk around and on top of the rock as you hear of dreamtime stories and discover special Aboriginal sacred sites, including Gnamma Holes (water reservoirs) and learn about Aboriginal culture. Estimated at being an incredible 2,700 million years old, the rock has over time been sculptured by nature into the form of a huge breaking wave. Whilst here visit a Wildlife Park featuring Australian animals or alternatively view the unique Antique Lace Collection. Leaving Wave Rock, head off to view some other intriguing rock formations of the area including the Humps, a camel hump like granite rock and finally Mulka's Cave. The coach captain will explain the ancient Aboriginal cave paintings featured within it, telling the legend of the outcast Aboriginal, Mulka the Terrible.

Journey along back roads through the heart of the Western Australian wheat belt to the small farming town of Babakin. Here enjoy some country hospitality over an afternoon tea (own expense) with local town folk. During the wildflower season (September to November) some of Western Australia's best wildflowers can be seen in this area and roadside stops will be made to view some of the spectacular native wildflowers.

From here, sit back in comfort and contemplate the day's experiences before returning through the Darling Ranges with its elevated panoramic views of Perth's city lights with arrival in Perth.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

16 Nov 13 - 31 Mar 14: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
01 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Duration

12½ hours

Start time

Start time: 0800h (08:00am). Pick ups start from approximately 07:00am.
Duration: 12½ hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Perth.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Perth

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation in luxury coach with commentary
  • Expert guide and commentary
  • Buffet Picnic Lunch
  • Wave Rock cultural tour
  • Gnamma Holes
  • Mulka's Cave
  • Dog Cemetery
  • Hippo's Yawn
  • York
  • Avon Valley
  • Wildlife Park and Antique Lace Collection

Exclusions

  • Entrance fee
  • Fuel surcharge of $5.00 per person, payable direct.

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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