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Wave Rock description and photos - Australia: Perth. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Wave Rock.
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Stone Wave is an amazing rock formation located east of the small town of Hayden in Western Australia, 350 km from Perth. The name of this natural phenomenon comes from its shape - as if a huge ocean wave stirred up in the middle of the land. Every year 140 thousand tourists come to see this wonder of the world.
Interestingly, in numerous photographs of Stone Wave, a retaining wall is rarely visible, repeating its contour and allowing rainwater to drain into a small reservoir. The wall was built in 1951. Similar structures are often erected along similar cliffs in the western Australian Whitbelt region.
The Stone Wave itself is a granite formation, which covers an area of several hectares and is part of the eroded rocks of Hayden Rock. Wave height - 15 meters, length - about 110. Scientists believe that it acquired its current form 60 million years ago as a result of chemical weathering and further movement of soft granite rocks by rain erosion. Long natural processes have created an unusual shape, so similar to a wave - a clipped base, ending with a round overhang. During the day, the color of the rock changes depending on the ambient light, and this spectacular sight attracts thousands of tourists here.
Every year, Stone Wave hosts a music festival featuring Australian and world underground music stars.
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