Holland Track

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022 at 11:36
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We are heading to Broomhill to do the Holland Track we are towing a camper, does any one know the current condition of the track.
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022 at 12:38

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022 at 12:38
With all the rain that has/is going through the south of WA, I would be surprised if it is still open. Best to contact the shires at each end and get it from them.
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Reply By: Rod W6 - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022 at 14:28

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022 at 14:28
It'll be wet wet wet thus impassable. Here's a link to BOM daily rainfall - south west land division http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDW60044.txt . I monitored this site on a regular basis when going bush.
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Reply By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022 at 15:28

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022 at 15:28
Kondinin Shire Council - (08) 9889 1006 (during office hours)

The Hyden/Norseman Road to Shire Boundary is CLOSED

Not hard to imagine the Holland Track, if accessible.
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Reply By: Member - rocco2010 - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022 at 15:55

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022 at 15:55
I’ve been on the Holland Track three times in last decade, as recently as last October.
In that time I’ve seen it go from a pleasant long weekend drive to a place I’d find it hard to recommend due to the large number of car deep holes in the track and the never ending diversions around them
If it’s been raining forget it
Even in October it was slippery in places.
Sad case of a track overused and not respected .


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Reply By: 1392 - Thursday, Aug 04, 2022 at 16:44

Thursday, Aug 04, 2022 at 16:44
If you read some of the blogs on the internet regarding the Holland Track, a lot of people say it is not suitable for towing a camper. I did, but in dry conditions. It is testing in that some of the "chicken tracks" around the humungous bog holes are across brush and bushes with tree roots and sticks where you don't want them to be. To get the trailer around the bog holes you have to swing the vehicle out wide so the trailer inside wheel doesn't fall in (if you get my drift) and that puts the front outside of the vehicle into the tree root zone.

There are some very tight turns with tree stumps either side and if your camper has a long drawbar, you may find it very trying to get around some turns without damage. I don't think I have had to concentrate as hard on any other trek as I did on the Holland. Look left, look right, look down, look up and look back! You will easily do a tyre, smash a wing mirror or ding the trailer if you do not.

You will need to enjoy changing/holding gears as it is slow going in some places. I think I only used 4WD in one place on a jump-up near the gold mine.

Apart from that, it is a great track.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Aug 04, 2022 at 18:14

Thursday, Aug 04, 2022 at 18:14
A few pics from 2006.
Since then it has been wrecked.

Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 motorhome
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Reply By: Rod W6 - Thursday, Aug 04, 2022 at 20:38

Thursday, Aug 04, 2022 at 20:38
A bit of a quiz to all those that have done the track and how observant you have been. Question: when you get to the spur fence line and you look north east up the track what do you see off in the distance?
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