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Hyden to Perth Western Australia

Wave Rock to Perth, Western Australia

October 2016

Our 4th day road trip will take us back to Perth with a stop at Araluen Botanic Garden. Before leaving Wave Rock, we made our way to the airport about 1km from the main road for a look-see. On the way, we passed more small lakes by the roadside but unfortunately not pink. The road to the airport also leads to Lake Magic as well as Wave Rock Resort.

Hyden to Perth, Western Australia

Directional sign opposite to the junction to Wave Rock. Just a few meters to the left is the cafe and visitor centre.

Hyden to Perth, Western Australia

Small, shallow lakes just by the roadside.

Wave Rock Airport

Wave Rock airport building.

Wave Rock Airport

The back of the airport.

Wave Rock Airport

Fenced taxiway. The runway is at the far end. It’s an airfield rather than an ‘airport’.

Right in Hyden’s town centre coming from Wave Rock, to your left and opposite IGA store, you’ll see a stretch of tin sculptures. There is a tin horse pulling a wagon, a tin truck, tin men, tin women, except rin tin tin.

Hyden tin sculptures

Tin sculptures in Hyden town centre.

Hyden tin sculptures

A truck and tin men on bicycles seemingly peddling a dynamo to produce electrical power.

Hyden tin sculptures

The entire line of sculptures. From Perth, it will be on your right opposite IGA store.

The majority of Western Australia’s country roads are long and straight until it disappears into infinity. We must complement the authorities for maintaining it in such good condition. Rarely do you see patch-up works and if you do, they are properly done. At no time did we ever see any pot-holes even when the roads are being used by huge and heavy vehicles. Unlike our roads back home, pot holes are big enough for a cat to literally swim in.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

The long straight roads of Western Australia.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

On some stretches, the trees are more denser and greener.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

Power of women halting traffic.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

Some kind of wheat machinery taking up ¾ of the road. Took us many kilometres to overtake.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

You’ll see many of this ‘road-trains’ in the countryside.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

Don’t know what this vehicle is called, but it’s super long.

The road from Hyden to Perth passes along the country’s wheat belt. Some fields has had their wheat harvested while others awaiting harvesting. We stopped by one of the fields to see the wheat as back home we only have paddy.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

Wheat belt near the township of Corrigin.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

Close-up of the wheat. It’s golden ripe waiting for harvesting.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

Round bales of wheat straw on harvested field.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

Counting the wheat bales.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

1st leg of our return road trip to Perth, a stop at Corrigin after a 115km drive.

Leaving Corringin town heading towards Perth, you would hardly miss a dog cemetery. It’s by the roadside on your right 6km after town on a small patch of land. After a short stop, we proceeded our journey to Araluen Botanic Park for another 193km, a drive of 2 hours. Posts relating to the park are here. From Araluen, we still had time for some window shopping at Belmont Forum, Perth before heading to our hotel in the CBD..

corrigin dog cemetery

Corrigin dog cemetery,  just by the roadside.

corrigin dog cemetery

Not a large cemetery though.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

As the signboard says. The town of Brookton has a railway line intersection close to the BP petrol station. It is a nice spot to photograph which I regretfully didn’t.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

Field with small yellow wild flowers.

Hyden to Perth Western Australia

193km away from Corrigin, we reached Araluen Botanic Park. An a further 41km, we reached Pensione Hotel.

Araluen Botanical Garden

Entrance to Araluen Botanical Garden. Posts for Araluen can be found here.

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