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Category - Big rocks

Below is a list of all the pages on this website which are about scenic or interesting large rock formations.


Balancing boulder, Beringbooding Rock, Western Australia

Beringbooding Rock

If you're exploring the drier parts of Western Australia's wheatbelt outside of the brief winter, you might wonder where people get water in such a dry area. Part of the answer can be found at Beringbooding Rock. There you can enjoy an interesting granite outcrop with caves, balancing boulders, and a fine example of how early settlers made the most of the limited rainfall.

 

Wave wall, Elachbutting Rock, Western Australia

Elachbutting Rock

If you explore the back roads of Western Australia's wheat belt long enough, you may notice a number of wave-shaped rock formations resembling the famous Wave Rock. The best of them is probably Elachbutting Rock - the wave structure may not be as big as Wave Rock, but it is similarly striking - and there is a cave and other features making this more remote monolith worth a visit.

 

Elephant Rocks, New Zealand

Elephant Rocks, NZ

Having once studied geology, interesting rock formations often find their way into my travel itinerary. Elephant Rocks in New Zealand was no exception ... plus I wanted to see if they really look like elephants.

 

Elephant Rocks, Western Australia

Elephant Rocks, WA

Having visited Elephant Rocks in New Zealand, I was keen to also check out Elephant Rocks in Western Australia to compare them, and see which ones look most like elephants.

 

Hidden Hollow, Western Australia

Hidden Hollow

It's a long drive to Wave Rock, whichever route you take. If approaching from the north, a pleasant bit of journey-breaking and leg stretching can be had by stopping at Hidden Hollow - a secluded rock amphitheatre in the side of one of the granite monoliths that pop up unexpectedly in WA's wheatbelt.

 

Kokerbin Rock, Western Australia

Kokerbin Rock

Everybody would know that Australia's biggest single rock is Uluru, or Ayer's Rock ... but not so many would know which of Australia's monoliths is the third biggest. That honour goes to Kokerbin Rock, in the wheat country east of Perth. It's not nearly as large or dramatic, but is far less crowded than it's more famous cousin - and worth a look for anyone who enjoys exploring unique rock formations.

 

Elachbutting Rock, not Wave Rock

The other wave rocks

Well known natural features are often promoted as being unique, but that isn't always true. Sometimes the most visited attractions are just the best examples out of many, such as the rock wave formations in Western Australia. Wave Rock is the famous one, but there are all these other versions scattered around ...

 

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