caravans on the holland track

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Good Morning all travellers,
I am Interested in your comments from people that have travelled the Holland track, whether or not it would be advisable to take a caravan down this track. A couple of people that I have spoken to reckon they have taken their trailers up the track and cant see why you couldn't take a van.
I have never done this trip so I am interested in what your learned opinions are.
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 at 14:40

Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 at 14:40
Broodie
There are sections that are very narrow with harsh foliage. EG fold in the mirrors on a 79 series landcruiser which is a narrow vehicle alone and foliage still obstructs.
I have towed an ultimate camper through stands of salmon gums (the ones with the shiney red bark) the track winds through these stands and your length may bring you undone.
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Follow Up By: Cruznoz - Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 at 18:23

Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 at 18:23
I agree with Pinko. I think you would wreck a caravan on the Holland track. We took our camper trailer along it a few years ago and had to be careful on a couple of the sharper bends. The Holland way however is a different story. Its been designed with caravans in mind.
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Reply By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 at 16:57

Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 at 16:57
Hi

Haven't done the Holland Track, we came down the Holland Way from Coolgardie.

I have heard of people that have taken small vans down the track and ripped off awnings and done other superficial damage.

No doubt someone will have further information.

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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 01:27

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 01:27
Hi Rowdy,
Just a quick query what is the difference between the two tracks, I didn't know there was a Holland way? so I need to ask the question hope you don't mind
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 11:52

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 11:52
The John Holland Way runs from Broomehill to Coolgardie and is meant for 2wd. From Coolgardie you go straight down the Victoria Rock Road to the Hyden Road. You pass the turnoff to the Holland Track were it meets the Victoria Rock Road..

We did from Coolgardie to Hyden in October 2010 with a small offroad van when it was dry. No problem, but the southern end of the Victoria Rock Road, before the Hyden Road, is clay and you could see deep ruts where some people had difficulties. From Coolgardie to past Victoria Rock was good gravel, after that sand but nothing to worry about until you hit the clay, but it would only be a problem in the wet.

The Holland Track runs from the Hyden Norseman Road to Victoria Rock Road and is meant for 4wd.

A Google search will bring up some good info.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 at 18:46

Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 at 18:46
There was a story on here a few years ago from someone who did a LOT of damage to hs caravan on the Holland Track.

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 02:12

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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 09:53

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 09:53
Peter n Margaret,
that says it all thanks for the photos did you enjoy the trip when you did it . I think we will take the tent and fourby.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 15:51

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 15:51
It is a great drive through surprisingly varied country.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 23:24

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 23:24
Broodie, I thoroughly recommend this publication Holland Track and Cave Hill Woodlines. We used it as a guide for our tour around the Holland Track, Holland Way, and the interesting history of the Woodlines.

My Blogs from 2007 cover this tour (without caravan). We did not complete the Holland Track due to concerns about the size of our F250.

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