So what is all about? Well... hopefully, by the time we are done, it will be a comprehensive journal about a family of 5 who have travelled around Australia to see the sights and also do some volunteer work around the country! In Mid 2010 we started thinking about what it would take to fulfil a life-long dream... We wanted to bundle up our 3 kids, pack-up the house, jump in the car and hit the road - probably for about 12 months. It sounds so simple ... At the start of January 2013, after almost 15 months on the road; we finally completed Our Big Aussie Road Trip. We hope that you enjoyed following our adventures, trials and tribulations as much as we enjoyed having them!

19 February, 2012

Wave Rock

We really wanted to go to Wave Rock, but we also wanted to stick to the coast so we decided to make it a day trip without the van.  We had left Mason's Bay quite early and drove to Ravensthorpe.  We checked into the Ravensthorpe caravan park very early and headed for Wave rock – 200km’s away.  It took us two hours to get to wave Rock and when we got there it was stinking hot.  We had fun walking and running up Wave Rock and the kids enjoyed pretending to surf the wave.

The Kids surf wave Rock

Underneath Wave Rock

Wave Rock is used as a water catchment (as are all the other big rocks in the area).  So after checking out the wave we walked up past the water catchment to the top of the rock and did a loop walk at the top.
A view from the top of Wave Rock

Just down the road from Wave Rock is “Hippos Yawn” which is a rock and cave formation that looks like a Hippo yawning.
Hippos Yawn

Inside Hippos Yawn
Next we headed just out of town to “Mulka’s Cave”, which is an Aboriginal rock art site, the biggest in Western Australia, with over 400 handprints. Some of them were quite faded, but interesting to see.

The Entrance to Mulka's Cave

Some great Aboriginal Rock Art in Mulka's Cave

After picking up some ice creams at the visitors center we hit the road again to travel back to Ravensthorpe for the night.

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