Wave Rock

26 04 2013

I had crossed Wave Rock off our list of places to go as it is very out of the way …. but didn’t take into account how impacting “Are We There Yet?” by Alison Lester had been on the kids.  It is mentioned in that book and the kids wanted to see it.  So off we went inland again and headed towards Hyden.

We only gave Wave Rock a short amount of time but loved seeing the amazing formation.  The kids tried to climb it as far as they could and we took a little walk along the top.  There were many people there as it is quite an icon that many people visit.

We stayed 17km away at Tressies Caravan Park in Kondinin.  It was a quiet location, much cheaper than the caravan park at Wave Rock and extremely well looked after and maintained.  The owners have their own private museum which we chose to tour the following morning for $3 an adult.  He had so many interesting items that spending an hour browsing and listening to stories was easy to do.  Even the kids stayed very interested.

Again, we felt  blessed with a camp spot “upgrade”.  Since we had the kids they let us camp right next to their grass patch for the kids to play on.  The rest of the place is very dry and was gravelly dirt.  The park had two other camp groups and we shared stories while we cooked our dinners in the camp kitchen.  Everyone is so amazing with such different backgrounds it is always fun to hear about other peoples lives.

If you’re ever visiting Wave Rock I thoroughly encourage you to visit this place.  It is cheap, with great amenities and such an interesting museum.  I wish them well with their business.

We were encouraged by the owners to leave via the “Tin Horse Highway” to see all the horses in the paddocks that the local farmers had made and placed in their paddocks.  It was a great way to go!  There were so many to see and some quite amusing … I’ve put a few photos here to show.

Matthew trying to climb the wave

Matthew trying to climb the wave

Wave Rock

Wave Rock

Dan at the top

Dan at the top

View from the top

View from the top

Sewing machines in the museum

Sewing machines in the museum

A cup and saucer with a place for your cigarette!

A cup and saucer with a place for your cigarette!

So many interesting things in the museum

So many interesting things in the museum

Ever needed to weigh an egg?

Ever needed to weigh an egg?

The perfect cake maker!  Could it mix better than my thermomix :-)

The perfect cake maker! Could it mix better than my thermomix 🙂

Butter churner

Butter churner

Tools!

Tools!

Tools!

Tools!

Tin Horses ....

Tin Horses ….

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3 responses

26 04 2013
Suzanne Call

We adore Are you there yet too! So nice to see the real photo of it … xxx

26 04 2013
Lorna

YAY! Always good to get the latest from the Travelling McPhersons – how many K’s is that now??
Keep the news & pics coming!
Love
Lorna xx

27 04 2013
christinemcpherson

Thanks a good question Lorna. I might look it up and work it out soon.

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