Aboriginal Australians have inhabited the Hyden and Wave Rock region for many hundreds of years, and there are significant historic sites located here. Sandalwood cutters are believed to have been the first white men in the area, and farming began in 1922. The descendants of these early settlers still live here today, some of which play host to the 100,000-plus tourists who flock to the area every year.
Hyden accommodation options range from stylish motels and cottages to a backpacker hostel and a caravan park offering onsite vans and camping sites.
The town also has a country club, bakeries, bistros, fine dining restaurants and cafes to suit every taste. The hotel serves meals and boasts a lovely beer garden with a swimming pool.
Follow the bright skies and big horizons along the northern wheatbelt on a star-gazing, bird watching road trips that delivers all the history and charm of this laidback region. The Wheatbelt Way is a fun, 4 day trip from Perth that officially begins in Dowerin and spans 800 kilometres with 24 interpretive sites along the way.