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Goldfields Safari #5
The widely photographed Wave Rock at Hyden is an impressive natural wonder believed to have been formed over 2700 million years ago and is surrounded by natural bushland and wildflowers. Enjoy the Australian Birds and Animals at the nearby Wildlife Park before travelling through fields of Western Australian Wildflowers to the rural towns of Narembeen and Shackleton on the return journey to Perth.
Date(s): October 2005. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 101 of 101 Total. 13724 Visits.
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Wildflower Carpet
A carpet of Yellow Everlastings at the base of Wave Rock, Hyden.

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Vegetation at Wave Rock

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Colourful Wildflowers

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First glimpse of Wave Rock
Wave Rock is located 4kms from Hyden in Western Australia.

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Wave Rock
Wave Rock is 14 metres high, and 110m long. Believed to have formed over 2700 million years ago, Wave Rock is part of the northern face of Hyden Rock. The shape of the wave is formed by gradual erosion of the softer rock beneath the upper edge, over many centuries.

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Wave Rock at Hyden
In addition to being an impressive tourist attraction, the rock has been converted in to a catchment for the town's water supplies, with a foot-high concrete wall around the upper edge of Hyden Rock directing rainfall into a storage dam.

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Colours of Wave Rock
The colours of the Wave are caused by the rain washing chemical deposits (carbonates and iron hydroxide) down the face, forming vertical stripes of greys reds and yellows. If you can stay a little longer, it is also worth seeing the Rock at different times of the day, as the changing sunlight alters its colours and appearance.

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Happy Tourists at Wave Rock

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Granite Honey-myrtle
Melaleuca elliptica.

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Lobe-Leaf Hop-Bush
Dodonaea lobulata.

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View of Wave Rock
More information on Wave Rock can be found at http://www.hyden.wn.com.au/wave_rock.htm

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Golden Wattle (Acacia)

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Sheoak Trees by Wave Rock
Casuarina obesa.

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Return View of Wave Rock

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Wave Rock
Young Sheoaks at the base of Wave Rock.

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Bush Scene at Wave Rock

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Yellow Everlastings

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Cowslip Orchids
Caladenia flava.

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Perimeter walk at Wave Rock
A walk around the base of Wave Rock towards Hippo's Yawn.

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Water Seepage down Rock Face

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Backward glance
Glancing back at the water seepage at Wave Rock.

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Perimeter of Wave Rock

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Lines of Lava

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Rock Cracks
At Wave Rock, Hyden.

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Rock Cracks and Holes

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Indentations

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Rock Features

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Grey Pussy Tails
The grey flowers of this grass are called Grey Pussytails.

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Blind Grass
Stypandra glauca.

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Blue Sun Orchid

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Fungi on Log

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Colourful Fungi

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Rock Colours
At Wave Rock, Hyden.

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Looking Back
The man-made water catchment wall can be seen at the top of the rock in this view.

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Hippo's Yawn
Natural rock formation near Wave Rock.

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Inside Hippo's Yawn

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Monkey Rock
This rock formation is called Monkey Rock.

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Emu Garden Feature
Emu Garden Feature at the entrance to Wave Rock Wildlife Park, Hyden.

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Sleeping Koala
Wave Rock Wildlife Park, Hyden.

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Kangaroos at Wildlife Park
A seven acre park with koalas, wombats, waterbirds, parrots, galahs, and much more, including the rare white kangaroo. All the birds and animals have been bred in captivity, and would be unable to survive if released.

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Kangaroo in Shelter

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In the Kangaroo Yard
More information about this Wildlife Park at http://www.waverock.com.au/wildlife.htm

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White Kangaroos

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White Kangaroo

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White Kangaroo Resting

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Black Swan
Cygnus atratus at Wave Rock Wildlife Park, Hyden.

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Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
Cacatua galerita.

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Black Swan

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540 White Kangaroo

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Kangaroo

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Emu
Dromaius novaehollandiae at Wave Rock Wildlife Park, Hyden.

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Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo Male
Calyptorhynchus banksii.

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Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo Female
Calyptorhynchus banksii.

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Tail Feathers of Female
Calyptorhynchus banksii.

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Male and Female
Pair of Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii).

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Model T Ford
Model T Ford on display at Wave Rock Wildlife Park, Hyden.

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Tiles in Rest-Room
Colourful Wall Tiles in Rest-Room

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Yellow Featherflowers
A roadside stop to view Wildflowers.

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Roadside Wildflowers
Along the road to Narembeen.

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554 Yellow and White Verticordia

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Golden Featherflower
Verticordia chrysantha.

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Pink Featherflower
Verticordia picta.

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Painted Featherflower
Verticordia picta.

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Roe's Featherflower
Verticordia roei.

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Blue Sun Orchid

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Blue-eyed Smokebush
Conospermum brownii.

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Nature's Garden of Wildflowers

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Grooved-Leaf Snottygobble
Persoonia saundersiana.

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Hakea scoparia

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Coneflower and Featherflower

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Nature's Roadside Garden
Western Australian Wildflowers.

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Roadside Stop

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Farmland Beyond

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Mallee Root
When the land is cleared for farming, the Roots of the Mallee Scrub have to be removed too. They make excellent Firewood giving good heat and glowing coals.

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Kangaroo Tracks in the Sand

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Narembeen Memorial Park
Narembeen is situated 286Km from Perth in the Wheatbelt area of Western Australia and is predominantly an agricultural region with the main agricultural areas being cereal cropping, cattle and sheep.

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Narembeen Street Scene
Narembeen, named after its aboriginal heritage, as the Place of the Female Emu, offers visitors country hospitality and scenery that reflects Australia's true farming lifestyle.

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Narembeen Information Centre

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Narembeen Public Hall

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Narembeen Public Hall

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Narembeen Post Office

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Narembeen Post Office Mural

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Narembeen Hotel

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Hotel Mural

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Narembeen Roadhouse

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Narembeen Mural and Motto
Narembeen -- Proud of our Past, Confident in our Future..

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Narembeen Street Lamps

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Street Gardens

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Blue Sky at Narembeen

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Welcome to Shackleton
SHACKLETON Latitude 31 56 S Longitude 117 50 E. The townsite of Shackleton is located in the central agricultural region, 209 km east of Perth and 32 km west of Bruce Rock. It is located on the railway line from Quairading to Bruce Rock, and was approved as a siding in 1913,the year the railway line opened. A townsite was gazetted at the siding in 1951, the area having been privately developed some years earlier. There is a nearby hill named Mount Shackleton,and both the hill and townsite are named after the Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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Australia's Smallest Bank
Australia's Smallest Bank is located at Shackleton.

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Bank Plaque

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Bank Trading Hours

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Clouds Gathering over Farmlands

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A Short Windmill

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Storm Approaching

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A Tall Windmill

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Raindrops Falling

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Sunny Over There

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Avon River at York

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Traffic Bridge over Avon River at York
Heading back to Perth at the conclusion of an enjoyable tour with www.wanderer.com.au Thankyou Wilderness Wanderer.

 
   
 
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