Journey through the wheat belt region to Wave Rock, one of Australia's incredible natural monuments and during the day visit the historic township of York and view other significant geological formations of the area.
Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun
|Start||Perth @ 08.00 am|
|Finish||Perth @ 08.30 pm|
Heading east we enjoy morning tea (own expense) at historic York, the first township founded in the Avon Valley. Visit the Dog Cemetery before arriving in Hyden.We then visit Hippo's Yawn, a rock formation which resembles a hippo yawning. Break for a buffet lunch at the Wildflower Shop.See the spectacle of Wave Rock and the ancient Gnamma Holes. Whilst here visit either a wildlife Park or view the unique Antique Lace Collection.
Leaving Wave Rock we visit The Humps and Mulka's Cave.We return to Perth via a different route and stop at the quaint country town of Babakin for afternoon tea prepared by the Country Women's Association (own expense). Wildflower viewing stops are made in season. Arrive in Perth at approximately 8.30pm.
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.
* Dog Cemetery
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.
* Hippos Yawn
Another rocky outcrop in the area, named because of it's resemblance of a hippopotamus yawning.
* The Humps
View the Aboriginal artwork at 'The Humps,' a large granite formation.
* Mulka's Cave
Hear the Aboriginal legend of Mulka and view the imprints of his hands which can still be seen in the cave today.
* Wave Rock
East of Perth you will find Wave Rock, a giant surf like landform of multicoloured granite, appearing as if it's about the crash in to the ground below. Wave Rock is over 2,700 million years old.
* 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. Hand and machine made lace products are housed in beautiful hand crafted cabinets.
* Wildflowers (seasonal)
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.