Holland Track on the QB Public Hol.

Can anyone tell me how popular the Holland track becomes on the Queens Birthday long weekend (WA) based on previous years?
I did the track many years ago (20yrs?) before it became well known and intend doing it again this year but I didn't consider the fact that a lot of other people probably had the same idea. At the moment we have three vehicles going and can pretty much go any time.
So, steer clear of the public holiday weekend of Sept 26-28?
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Reply By: Member - tommo05 - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 18:57

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 18:57
I can't answer your question on how popular it is, but my standard rule is if you CAN avoid a long weekend, then DO. Same goes for school holidays, by the by.

If you can pretty much go any time then my advice would be to make that any time other than a long weekend.

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Follow Up By: noggins - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 19:09

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 19:09
I would advise to go Before the QB long weekend.
That way the followers on the W.E get to go thru the torn up track you 3 left and not the other way around.

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Follow Up By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 23:13

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 23:13
I wouldn't be so worried about other traffic on the track - even in busy times like Easter, you're only likely to encounter a few vehicles, or groups of them.
What is a much bigger issue in my mind is how wet it will be. The track seems to me to be just about completely destroyed in places where people have ploughed through large puddles turning them into huge bog holes that require horrendous recovery efforts that can completely spoil your trip, especially if SWMBO doesn't like getting muddy.
Ring DPAW or the Coolgardie & Kondinin shires the day or two before you're intending to go and have an alternative if there's been more than 10 mm of rain in the past week or so. At that time of year there are some great alternatives, particularly north of Southern Cross or north-east of Wubin with great wildflowers etc. There's also the Dunn Track from Ravensthorpe to Norseman or the Woodlines south of Coolgardie and south east of Kal.
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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 21:04

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 21:04

We did it Last year on that weekend. Left perth the Thursday and left hyden about lunch time Friday.
Section from hyden to mt Holland had some wet sections, generally hard underneath, main problem was bottoming out on wheel ruts.
From mt Holland towards coolgardie, track was very dry.
Saw no cars from hyden until well after mt hyden. Near the end we probably had about 10 cars going towards hyden.
it may be a long weekend but that time of year and the fact that it is a long trip for a long weekend I think keeps the numbers down.
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