Wandilla Farm Homestead is near Hyden, just under four hours east-southeast of Perth. This historic homestead is most famous for its handmade bricks made by Italian prisoners of war and for its impressive vintage car collection. There were 100 applicants for the lot in 1924. Mick Mouritz was successful and took up two adjacent blocks, building the first home in 1927 and a second in 1946.
Hyden’s first church service was conducted at the Wandilla Farm Homestead in 1931. Mick Mouritz had four sons and two continued farming in the Hyden area. The homestead has great local significance as one of the early farmhouses in the Hyden area. Visitors are welcome to Wandilla Farm Homestead to experience a little of what life on the land in the early 1900s and is still like today.
Head way out West and discover the beauty of WA’s wildflowers, natural formations and historic attractions. Flights take you in to Perth for 2 night stay with coach touring which includes visits to Geraldton, Dalwallinu, Hyden, Albany, Pemberton, Margaret River and Busselton. Cruise the Donnelly River, marvel at The Pinnacles and Wave Rock, enjoy the delights of Rottnest Island and be mesmerised by dreamtime legends in the Ngilgi Caves.
Hyden, in the Wheatbelt region of WA, is home to popular tourist attractions Wave Rock (Katter Kich), Mulka's Cave, and Hippos Yawn. Wave Rock is one of the most recognisable and photographed landmarks in Australia. The multicoloured granite formation is believed to be over 2,700 million years old. It’s 110 metres long and rises 15 metres high in a curved formation, like a wave suspended in mid-air.
The Humps is another impressive granite outcrop and is the site of Mulka’s Cave. The cave features some of WA’s most significant examples of Aboriginal Rock Art with over 450 images and handprints painted on the ancient walls.
Other places worth visiting in Hyden are the Wave Rock Wildflower Shoppe, Wave Rock Wildlife Park, The Lace Place and Toy Soldier Museum. If you visit Hyden and Wandilla Farm Homestead between September and November you’ll see the outback plains spring to life with native wildflowers.
When visiting Wandilla Farm Homestead you’ll want to take a trip into Hyden to ride the largest inland wave and one of WA’s most well-known attractions. Wave Rock (Katter Kich) was formed by millions of years of wind and rain erosion.
Traditional owners of the Hyden area are the Njaki Njaki Aboriginal people and Katter Kich is significant as a ‘keniny’ or dancing ground. The massive granite wave-shaped rock attracts over 100,000 visitors a year, all keen for a photograph ‘surfing’ this amazing landmark.
There’s no ‘best’ time to visit Wave Rock (Katter Kich) as it changes colour depending on the time of day, the weather, and the seasons. If you’re there at the end of the day, you’ll witness an interesting phenomenon. As the sun sets, Hyden’s 40 species of birds take to the skies, showing off to visitors their brightly coloured feathers and cacophony of songs.
Mick Mouritz successfully acquired the lot, along with two adjacent blocks in 1924. He built Wandilla Farm Homestead in 1927 and a second home in 1946.
Wandilla Farm Homestead is situated near Hyden, close to four hours east-southeast of Perth in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region.
Hyden is a popular tourist destination, most well-known for its impressive natural structures of Wave Rock, Mulka's Cave and Hippos Yawn.
The traditional owners of the area are the Aboriginal group the Njaki Njaki people, who have lived in the region for tens of thousands of years.
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