Stretching 300 kilometres from Norseman to Hyden and Wave Rock is the Granite and Woodlands Discovery Trail. This is your invitation to explore a remarkable landscape. The trail passes through part of one of the world's untouched temperate woodlands, a vast wilderness mosaic that is both beautiful and fascinating. With its patchwork of heathlands and distinctive granite outcrops it is a unique and intriguing piece of outback Western Australia.
Following the recently upgraded all-weather gravel Hyden-Norseman Road, the Trail offers 16 designated stopping places, each with quality interpretation focussed on a particular aspect of natural or cultural history. Some sites have walk trails, while others have picnic and/or camping facilities.
Highlights of the Trail include:
- Wave Rock
- McDermid and Disappointment Rocks
- Lake Johnston Picnic Area and Campsite
- The Breakaways Campsite
- Woodlands Walk (near Norseman)
- Dundas Rocks (near Norseman)
The drive is 300 kilometres, mostly gravel, but is generally suitable for all vehicles, including those towing a caravan, providing suitable speed is maintained.
Before travelling the trail it is recommended you check with the Shire of Dundas and the Shire of Kondinin in regards to the condition of the Norseman-Hyden road. The road is mostly gravel and rain can cause the road to be closed.