Holland Track Adventure

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 15:07
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Hi all,

After waiting years to be able to go we can finally do the Holland track but in June. Crazy I know but am wondering if anyone would like to join. We have 2 vehicles would love 1 or 2 more
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Reply By: Member - Murray M2 - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 16:53

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 16:53
Hi, when and where are you leaving from, would like more info please, is a thought for me


Murray M2
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Follow Up By: Myka B - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 17:14

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 17:14
Hi Murray

We are looking at about the 7th/8th June from the Hyden Way-point. We just need to finalise the dates we are getting of work but the 8th is looking good at the moment

Myka
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Reply By: Member - LG__ - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 17:42

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 17:42
June = winter = rain (supposedly)

Make sure you have plenty of bog rescue gear :-)

You might want to check with the local shire councils about wet road regulations as far as the Holland Track is concerned. It may not be an issue but best be forewarned.

If there is a heavy rain they may close the road (to prevent damage to the road surface)
If you are caught driving on a closed road you can be fined $x amount per tyre.
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Follow Up By: Myka B - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 19:04

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 19:04
Hi LG

Yeah we have plenty of recovery gear. Been out and about a few times enough to know the ropes. We are actually going with an experienced Holland Track driver. His line of work has taken him there in the wet months before. We are in no hurry to complete it. We think if the Council hasn't closed the track and give us the permission to attempt it then we will be looking at a minimum of 5 days. That depends on conditions of course.

After looking at our options we think if we can get off to a good start with plenty of supplies then we should be ok.

This is something we both are keen to attempt ( that being the operative word)



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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 21:52

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 21:52
5 days ?

Have done the Holland Track many times, as a different way to go to Kal, and even in the wet is two days from Hyden. Sure you can take your time but taking 5 days ? Maybe 3 days if you like to stop more regularly.

If you do the full length of the Holland Track from Broome Hill, will add about a day and a half if you take it easy.

Definitely best to check with the council before leaving home to ensure its open....it's on their website.

Unfortunately fires a few years back burnt out sandal wood rocks which was a nice little campsite to break the trip up.

Brett....
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 10:36

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 10:36
5 days if you do the wood line. Which in mho Is far nicer than the holland track which is mostly yellow sandplain extensively burnt out in 05
As for rain........ lol those in the eastern wheatbelt wish...
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Reply By: Member - Murray M2 - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 18:24

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 18:24
I am the owner of a Triton (2005) 4wd dual cab mated with with a Cub Offroad Camper fully self contained, have just recently done trip (6 mths)to Gladstone Qld and back without problems, Am equipped with Hf vhf uhf radios, spot tracker and a phone system superior to normal mobile. Also confident 4wd driver
Am single retired soldier.
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Follow Up By: Myka B - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 19:17

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 19:17
We have a 04 Holden Rodeo Dual cab. We generally just use swags with tarp shelters. We have Uhf radios all recovery gear imaginable. Have done the canning stock route (my partner has I had to work). We are both experienced 4WD's. He is a chef 50 yrs of age and I am 33 work in a hotel now. I have a background of mechanics used to be a farm hand and had to learn a few things along the way. The other guy is an 80 year wild pig and roo shooter. Not sure of his setup but I do know that he has numerous years of 4WD under his belt and quite a character to.
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Reply By: Member - Murray M2 - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 19:21

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 19:21
sounds like a good mixture to me , worst that can happen is we have to stay at a pub some where.

we will converse more as the time comes
can give my email if you like

muzza
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Follow Up By: Myka B - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 19:31

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 19:31
That actually sound like a good plan. I will send a message to you with my email address and we can go from there .

Myka
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Reply By: Dags - Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 at 23:56

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 at 23:56
I believe it's the Shire of Kondinnin that controls the bottom end of the Holland, and they're very pleasant on the phone and will get you the info you need about closures.
Honestly in June I would expect it to be closed unless winter is exeptionally dry.
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