Our first stop wasn't technically South, wave rock is about 4 hours East of Perth in Hyden. It's a 14m high, 110m high rock face, part of the Hyden rock formations. Believed to be some 2700 million years old it was formed by gradual erosion, the amazing colour streaks are the result of chemical deposits.
It was around 44c when we arrived so we didn't manage all the walking we'd intended, but a quick hike on top of the rock provided an amazing view. It was then back in the car, a quick lunch, and then the mammoth drive South begun. But boy was it worth it.
The next day we were up bright an early to go explore the Valley of the giants..
I really wish I had a living room big enough to fits 1000s of people in, so I could show you all the photos, I'm trying my best to keep to only a handful per post but when everything's so spectacular it's really hard! I'm sure you'll all know that as big of a beach bum as I am, I also adore the forest. So this was when the trip really got special to me, trees towering above us and air so clean you almost feel giddy with oxygen.
The tree top walk itself isn't all that huge, but took a while due to a sister in law (to be..one day...maybe) who's rather scared of heights! After that we grabbed lunch and went for an explore in the woods...
and engaged in some token tree hugging...a must when the trees are that big!
When our legs were tired we headed off for dinner and a very well deserved snnoooooze.
Hope you're all okay & see you soon for part 2