Holland track

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 11, 2024 at 19:49
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Has anyone driven the Holland track in last 4 months, wondering what it is like, going to ride it(peddle power) taking a service vehicle and trailer ,any information would be awesome
Cheers Laurie
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Reply By: Member - rocco2010 - Sunday, Feb 11, 2024 at 20:15

Sunday, Feb 11, 2024 at 20:15
It's actually a couple of years since I was there but I doubt it has changed much. Depending on when it has last rained.

A fit rider on a mountain bike will likely be much faster than a car and trailer in many sections.

If that's you then I reckon you'll love it.

Cheers
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Reply By: RMD - Sunday, Feb 11, 2024 at 22:29

Sunday, Feb 11, 2024 at 22:29
Not in WA but the druggies in my area have plenty of peddle power!
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Reply By: Member - Gordon B5 - Sunday, Feb 11, 2024 at 22:50

Sunday, Feb 11, 2024 at 22:50
Pretty sure David & Michelle left WA via the Holland track recently & would be in their post
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Reply By: Touseef i - Wednesday, Feb 14, 2024 at 00:29

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2024 at 00:29
The Holland Track is a historic off-road track located in Western Australia, running from Broomehill to Coolgardie. It was originally built in the late 19th century as a shortcut for prospectors heading to the goldfields. Today, it's a popular route for 4WD vehicles, mountain bikers, and hikers, offering a challenging and remote adventure through the Australian outback.

If you're planning to ride the Holland Track on a pedal bike and bringing along a service vehicle and trailer, here are a few things to consider:

Terrain: The Holland Track traverses diverse terrain, including sandy tracks, rocky sections, and possibly some mud depending on recent weather conditions. Make sure your pedal bike is equipped for off-road riding, and ensure that your service vehicle and trailer are suitable for navigating rough terrain.

Remote Location: The Holland Track passes through remote and sparsely populated areas of Western Australia. Be prepared for limited access to services and facilities along the route. Carry plenty of water, food, spare parts, and emergency supplies.

Navigation: While the Holland Track is a well-known route, it's still essential to have good navigation skills and equipment. Carry detailed maps, a GPS device or smartphone with offline maps, and know how to use them effectively.

Vehicle Support: Bringing a service vehicle and trailer can provide valuable support during your journey, allowing you to carry extra supplies and equipment. Make sure your vehicle is reliable and capable of handling the conditions.

Weather: Check the weather forecast before setting out, as conditions can vary widely depending on the time of year. Be prepared for hot temperatures during the day and cooler temperatures at night, especially if you're camping along the route.

Permits and Regulations: Check if any permits or permissions are required for cycling or Rv camping along the Holland Track, and make sure to adhere to any regulations or restrictions in place.

Before embarking on your journey, it's a good idea to seek out recent reports or updates from other travelers who have ridden the Holland Track more recently for the most accurate and up-to-date information on trail conditions, any potential hazards, and other relevant details. Online forums, social media groups, or local outdoor organizations may be helpful resources for this




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Reply By: Jeremy M3 - Monday, Feb 19, 2024 at 12:11

Monday, Feb 19, 2024 at 12:11
When are you thinking of riding it? Myself and a mate are starting 6th May
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Follow Up By: Member - laurie s (WA) - Monday, Feb 19, 2024 at 19:20

Monday, Feb 19, 2024 at 19:20
Hopefully we are leaving 7 March we are using ebikes.
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Follow Up By: Jeremy M3 - Monday, Feb 19, 2024 at 19:28

Monday, Feb 19, 2024 at 19:28
Ok nice might end up bumping into you. We are starting at Higginsville and going past Cave Hill then joining onto the Holland track from there.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Feb 19, 2024 at 19:38

Monday, Feb 19, 2024 at 19:38
A few pics from 2006?
It is my view that the Holland Track has been wrecked by people driving it when wet.

Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Member - rocco2010 - Monday, Feb 19, 2024 at 23:55

Monday, Feb 19, 2024 at 23:55
Peter

It was my first trip as a new 4wd owner in 2010. A lovely long weekend drive through the woodlands.
Been back twice, most recently in 2021. It’s one mud hole after another. Two, three or more diversions around some.
Some of the diversions venture so far into the trees that your Oka might strike trouble with overhanging branches
I’d find it hard to recommend to anyone now.
Sad.

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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, Feb 19, 2024 at 23:58

Monday, Feb 19, 2024 at 23:58
There has been virtually no rain anywhere along the whole length of the Holland Track since early October 2023, apart from around 8-10mm in the huge storm that swept through the Perth Hills, the Wheatbelt, and the W.A. Goldfields, on 16th Jan. 2024.

This storm caused widespread damage with fallen trees and powerlines and general disruption - so expect the Track to have fallen trees and branches across it in numerous places - which means you would be well advised to take along a small saw, and work on having to spend some time clearing fallen timber and debris.

Otherwise, it will be a very dry run, with no fear of water-filled depressions, mud, or bogholes.

Cheers, Ron.
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