Place Comment: Wave Rock

$12 per car as of August 2019
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Reply By: eaglefree - Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 17:56

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 17:56
Not much more expensive than travelling the Tullamarine freeway and we owned that outright before the State Government privatized it.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 20:59

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 20:59
I'm glad then, that I visited Wave Rock, around 100 times for free, in the 70's and 80's when I lived and worked in the S.E. Wheatbelt.

Bit of a worry, the number of fees and the gouging that goes on, with every single thing you want to do today.

Can't wait until the Indigenes claim it as their own, and start to charge us to look at it, and stop us from climbing it, and taking water from it.

I don't know where all this is going to stop. A bloke is going to need $100K a year on the pension, just to cover all the living and travelling costs.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Member - PhilD_NT - Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 01:28

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 01:28
I presume that this is about the car park fee.

We were there a couple of years ago and parked just up the road at "Hippo's Yawn" for free and walked down the tracks to the Wave Rock. Has this situation changed as well?
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Reply By: Member Kerry W (WA) - Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 08:15

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 08:15
Banks Rock is far nicer although less accessable
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 08:35

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 08:35
Kerry, I always wanted to have a look at Banks Rock, but never did.
Went past it hundreds of times, never had the time to pull in and have a look, due to pressure of work commitments.

Looks like a really pretty spot. Thanks for the photos and info.

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: Karl F - Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 09:16

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 09:16
There are just as many better Rocks to see that are free - Kokerbine Rock (reputed to be the third largest monolith), Elachbutting Rock (which has a wave), Eaglestone Rock etc.

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Reply By: eaglefree - Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 10:22

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 10:22
Ron N said "I don't know where all this is going to stop. A bloke is going to need $100K a year on the pension, just to cover all the living and travelling costs"

Yes it will take that much money if..caravanners insist in buying 3T caravans, stay in caravan parks and visit places that charge unfair prices..

We built a 11ft van in 2016 ATM 748kg with toilet snd shower towed with a diesel i30 Hyundai. Fuel costs for a "lap" 19,000km was $2800. We free camped or low cost 6 out of 7 nights. We are on DSP with a mortgage without extra income (super).
We avoided whale watching tours but saw them off the coast at Augusta free, rejected any CP over $35 a night (Darwin an exception), stayed in small towns etc.
Now we've built a 16ft van with full ensuite and tow it with a v6 powered kitcar. Less economical but more enjoyable still able to financially afford touring around.
We are frugal, we have to be, but we cant sympathise with people towing huge vans that pay fees at many tourist venues/activities. Eg Wave Rock- nope, wouldnt be bothered going there to pay $12. I'd rather walk along an outback towns main street to talk to an old miner or CWA volunteer for zero cost but a priceless experience or see silo art or avoid the great ocean road lacking free camps to visit remote coastal towns.
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Reply By: Dusta - Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 13:23

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 13:23
wave rock is overrated, full of tourists and not worth the parking fee . Head 18km up the road to the humps. Personally i think Elachbutting rock is a million times better than wave rock, more to see and no people .
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Reply By: Ron N - Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 18:45

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 18:45
I have to agree, re the number of great rocks to visit. I dropped into Yorkrakine Rock (also called Yorkrakine Hill) last month - and I've been right past it on the Gt Eastern Hwy for over 50 years - but I've never stopped there, to take it in.
I never actually realised how big Yorkrakine Rock was, until I climbed it. You can see for many, many, kms.

There was absolutely no-one there, it cost me nothing, and it's a great spot, full of gnamma holes, a big cleft in the rock with a mini-waterfall when it rains - and I found it's the most easterly site for West Australian Christmas trees (Nuytsia floribunda), which I never knew before.
The W.A. Christmas trees normally only grow in the sandy soils of the coastal sand plain, North and South of Perth.

And it's only 25kms North of Tammin, and easily accessed by even a 2WD sedan!

Granite outcrops in the wheatbelt of W.A.

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: Dave B18 - Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 11:46

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 11:46
Visited once and won't be back at $12.00.
As others have said, plenty of other and better ones.
Thankfully we follow the paths less travelled that are free and carefree with fewer to no people.
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