Recent Searches
Clear

Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth

|
Burswood, Australia
Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children15 Children
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon12 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

From natural landmarks to Aboriginal culture, this day trip from Perth through Western Australia’s wheat belt area introduces you the regional history and geological beauty that lie outside the city. Visit York, the oldest township in Avon Valley; Wave Rock and Hippo’s Yawn, unusual rock formations; Mulka's Cave, an ancient site sacred to Aboriginals; and make a stop for tea in a quaint country town. During the spring months, make plenty of stops to view wildflowers when they’re spotted during the tour.
  • Day tour to York, Wave Rock, and other geological sites from Perth
  • Learn about the pioneer days of Western Australia in the first township founded in the Avon Valley
  • See the unusual rock formation Hippo's Yawn
  • Marvel at the 50-foot-tall Wave Rock
  • Learn about Dreamtime stories and discover Aboriginal sacred sites
  • Tuck into an Aussie-style country lunch (included)
  • See the wildflowers in bloom between September and November
Saved to wishlist!
Aussie Country-Style lunch
Professional Driver/guide with Live Commentary
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100, Australia

CROWN Entertainment Complex Riverside Entrance (in front of McDonalds) at 7.45am. Complimentary hotel pick ups are available on request at time of booking from selected Perth City and Northbridge locations.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your day trip starts with hotel pickup before driving east of Perth to historical York, the first town founded in the Avon Valley. Stop here to enjoy morning tea in town (own expense) before continuing to Hyden, pausing along the way at a dog cemetery in honor of working Australian sheepdogs.

In Hyden, check out Hippo’s Yawn, a rock formation that resembles a yawning hippopotamus, and then sit down to an Aussie Country-Style lunch at the Wildflower Shoppe, and and choose to visit a wildlife park or check out the Antique Lace Collection. After eating, make the drive to Wave Rock, one of Western Australia’s most popular natural landmarks, a 50-foot-tall (15-meter) rock formation that resembles a giant ocean wave.

Next, head to Mulka’s Cave, a large boulder with a hollowed-out, cave-like shape. Then start the drive back to Perth, taking a different route that includes a stop in a country town of for afternoon tea (own expense). If you’re taking this tour during wildflower season (typically September to November), make stops during the day for views and photo opportunities of Western Australia’s renowned wildflowers.

Your day trip ends when you arrive back at your Perth hotel in the late evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
York Town Hall
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.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wildflower Shoppe
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. These hand and machine made lace products are housed in beautiful hand crafted cabinets.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hippo's Yawn
Another rocky outcrop in the area, named because of its resemblance to a hippopotamus yawning.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wave Rock
East of Perth you will find Wave Rock, a giant surf like landmark of multi-coloured granite which is over 2700 million year old. This natural monument is so iconic as it appears to crash into the ground below – creating a wave like landscape.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ADAMS Pinnacle Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth.

Traveler Photos

Reviews

4.0
star-4
119 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 119 reviews
star-5
Awesome day tour
Akram_A
, Jun 2021
This was an awesome tour. The guide was fantastic and had a lot of interesting local knowledge. He was friendly and provided extraordinary service. Would highly recommend this company.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi Akram_A, Thank you for taking the time to review our service, it is great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and our Coach Captain. Their local knowledge always elevates our tours. We hope to welcome you back on another tour with us soon!
HelpfulHelpful
star-4
Great wave rock tour
Ambika_B
, Apr 2021
Wave Rock was amazing, as big as it is in the pictures. Our driver Chris was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to, we enjoyed every aspect of the trip. The lunch was good and nutritious. Saw white kangaroos for the first time. Most of the time was spent at the wave rock, which was great, we could go up and get amazing views of surrounding areas and rock formations. The travel is long but expected.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review our tour and it is great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at Wave Rock. We pride ourselves on the knowledge and experience our drivers provide our customers and it is great to hear you enjoyed your time with Chris. Thank you again for reviewing our tour and we hope to welcome you on another tour in the future.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Surfs up at Wave Rock
Tim_B
, Mar 2021
First trip since Covid and it had everyone involved in the tour excited. It shows how important tourism is for all our souls. The ride was very pleasant, Keith was very knowledgeable; and seemed to have a story about everything. Was glad extra time was spent at Wave Rock and less time at dog cemetery. Order of stops was a little strange, especially when Hippos Yawn is basically at Wave Rock but it kind of made sense by the end. Overall was a wonderful trip, but I could imagine if the coach was full, you could get delayed at lesser stops which could drag out the day.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review our tour and it is great to hear you enjoyed your day with us at Wave Rock. Keith is a valued driver with an abundance of knowledge and it is great to see this recognised. We are very excited to be back on the roads showcasing Western Australia to people again! Thank you again for taking the time to review our service and we hope to welcome you on another tour in the future.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Bit disappointed
Bev_W
, Dec 2020
I booked this because of the promised Aboriginal culture aspect. The chance of getting this viewpoint and info was very appealing. Due to unforeseen staff problems, and of course being Christmas, it was very disappointing. Staff lovely but the trip amounted to a bus transporting us from A to B to C with basic lunch then home. No cultural information, no admittance to two of the venues due to them being closed for the season, and lunch was very basic as I said. If Adams can’t deliver the same tour as usual then they should have advised us AND reduced the cost. $215 for this tour is too expensive for what we got.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Long day out
Beverley
, Mar 2020
Very long day. Coach driver was excellent and trip well thought out. Lunch was included. My husband love it. Bit to long a drive for me.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great delights to see
Mark_D
, Feb 2020
A great trip with a very knowledgable driver who explained about the land and the errors made by earlier settlers by clearing the vegetation. The sites, Hippos Yawn, Wave Rock and Mulkas Cave are fantastic also the Aboriginal history surrounding the cave was fascinating. Highly recommended.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Wave Rock.
patchiles
, Nov 2019
Wave Rock, good walk around base of rock, as I am not comfortable with heights. York an old town, enjoyed for walk . Bus driver explained aspects of the cave, to make it very interesting.
HelpfulHelpful
star-2
Over Priced and Over Rated
PatientWalker
, Nov 2019
This is a very expensive day trip which is, in my opinion, just not worth the money or time. I read some of the reviews before booking this tour and considered the negative comments were balanced by exceptional feedback. To my disappointment I now agree with many of the critical reviews as I shared their experience. Highlights: Western Australian wheat belt York a town with many stone, heritage listed buildings. Amazing hay sculptures were scattered throughout the town Stunning salmon & white eucalyptus trees and other beautiful native flora including the Rose of the West which was in flower on our trip in November Ancient grass trees who have survived agricultural development Kondinin, the founding region of the independent agricultural research organisation the Kondinin Group Salt lakes Innovative farming methods combining crops with tree plantings Most informative driver Wave Rock Wave Rock is a solid 4 hour drive from Perth so there is far more driving on this trip than site seeing. Take your own snacks and a good supply of water with you or make sure you eat well and stock up at York. Lunch is a hearty meal at the level of a road side truck stop - paper plates and plastic cutlery of the most basic level. No drink or desert included. No table service. All stops are very rushed. Wear closed in walking shoes not sandals. Take tissues and wet wipes. There is no afternoon tea or dinner provided so you need plenty of fruit and snacks. Fill up your water bottles at lunch. We stopped very briefly at a petrol station to buy food for dinner. Don’t depend on this place for food - we barely had time to use the toilet - led the way for ladies to use the men’s toilet to meet the demand! Food here is very basic and what you want may have run out by the time you are served. Summary: 15 hour day by the time we got back to our hotel 11 hours driving, approximately all stops were rushed standard of lunch did not match the price of this trip as an Australian I felt embarrassed that so many over seas visitors were experiencing this tour - no program to explain the day, no information in different languages, dreadful food and an Aboriginal story that was truly appalling For $215 it would be reasonable to expect: a program for the day in multiple languages to ensure foreign visitors feel welcome & included an ‘in bus box’ including water which is replenished as needed, a piece of fruit & a snack bar adequate time to enjoy all stops a proper lunch served on crockery plates & real cutlery; cold drink included, main meal of ‘coffee shop’ standard including a delicious desert. And table service! Make me feel welcome! I’ve been sitting on a bus for 5 hours! afternoon tea clear explanations (would be on the Program) stating you had to purchase your own dinner. The road house scheduled for this stop should be prepared and have sufficient food, available. Time to eat this meal would be nice. Recommendation - completely review this day trip before offering again. Consider making this 2 days - there is just not enough time to see all the inclusions. You travel through stunning rural country, the WA wheat belt, beautiful native trees as well - fabulous things to see. But make time, spoil your clients on this long journey & match the food standards of other WA tours. Hire a car and take your time. The roads are good and nice motels to stay in at York and Hyden
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Wave Rock
juliebP4259LS
, Oct 2019
A really long drive for not much. Trip is very rushed at each stop. The lunch was very average and also rushed.
HelpfulHelpful
star-4
Wonderful Wave Rock
peterandlyndel
, Oct 2019
Our trip to Wave Rock via York, Hippo's Yawn and Mulki's Cave was a brilliant way to escape coastal storms. Several wildflowers including Leschenaultia bright blue by the roadside, yellows and purples at Wave Rock and the cave. Our Adams Punnacles Tours driver was very informative regarding types of gum trees, but time limitations prevented extensive wildflower searching. A long drive but well worth it in my opinion. No actual contact with Indigenous guides, but stories of legends were very useful.
HelpfulHelpful

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth
Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth

star-4119

12 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$159.24

star-00

2 days

Free Cancellation

From
$406.62

star-00

7 hours 20 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$163.20

star-56

14 hours 50 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$264.67

star-53

6 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$117.76

star-51

11 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$300.22

star-56

4 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$81.47

star-00

7 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$277.01

Explore Similar Things to Do