Author: Paul Askins

Extract from National Rock Garden Newsletter No. 9, September 2014

Elachbutting Rock, near Mukinbudin in Western Australia’s wheat Belt, is a massive granite outcrop, a very popular camping sport for 4×4 wheel clubs and for locals, also a popular site for weddings.

The name Elachbutting is thought to mean ‘that things standing’ which is quite feasible as Elachbutting is a large granite rock, a prominent landmark standing out from the surrounding countryside. It has a spectacular colourful wave similar to Hyden’s Wave Rock with the added beauty of ‘Monty’s Pass’, a 30m tunnel caused by a rock slide. An echoing cave similar to an amphitheatre is close by.

Elachbutting Rock, near Mukinbudin. Image courtesy Paul Askins.