Pathways to Wave Rock visits one of Australia’s best known natural icons, Wave Rock, and takes you on a journey of discovery through the changing landscapes and charming farming communities of the Western Australian Wheatbelt.
Day 1: Perth - Wave Rock (340 kilometres/4 hours)
Head east from Perth, following Pathways to Wave Rock through picturesque farmland to Corrigin - famous for its Dog-in-a-Ute event and Dog Cemetery. Enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants before taking the short drive to explore Wave Rock and other natural attractions in the area, including Hippo's Yawn and the ancient Indigenous rock art at Mulka's Cave.
Accommodation options: Motel, cottages, caravan park
Day 2: Hyden - Bruce Rock (305 kilometres/3.5 hours)
Head south to Lake Grace’s spectacular salt lakes and visit the only remaining Australian Inland Mission Hospital in WA. From here maybe take a slight detour to Kukerin and take a tour of the famous Cambinata Yabby Farm. New farm cottage accommodation is now available near Kukerin at Mary’s Farm Cottages.
Head to Kulin, popular for its Bush Races. You can't miss the Tin Horse Highway - a series of brightly coloured tin horses which welcome visitors to town. Travel north to the sheep and what farming town of Kondinin. Take in 360° views from Yeerakine Rock. Travel to Narembeen for a town heritage walk before making your way to Bruce Rock. Visit the local museum and Australia’s smallest bank at nearby Shackleton. A 45 minute drive to Kokerbin Rock offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Accommodation options: Motel, outback pub, farm cottages, farmstay, B&B, caravan park, camping
Day 3: Bruce Rock - Perth (250 kilometres/2.5 hours)
Take a leisurely drive through farm pastures to the historic town of York in time for lunch at one of the colonial-style hotels. This place oozes history – enjoy a town walk before making the journey back to Perth.
To ensure you enjoy a safe and well-planned journey, take a look at Travel times and distances, Road safety and Important travel tips. If you have your camping gear or caravan in tow, check out the range of caravan parks and camping sites available in Australia’s Golden Outback.