Holland Track

Submitted: Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 20:46
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A few friends are planning to do the Holland Track trip for the first time, One of the cars will be a forester, is the trip suitable for a Subaru Forester. Any problems with towing an off road camper trailer along the track ( with a Prado)

Steve
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 21:07

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 21:07
The Holland Track is reasonably flat. A Forester will be OK on the track but you might have problems towing a camper trailer in there. Some of the turns are very tight. And you will scratch your vehicles.
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 22:53

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 22:53
Heard it's pretty muddy at the moment - seriously sloppy in parts. The town of Lake Grace has been flooded twice in recent times if that's any indicator.

Ask around a bit first. I think 'Jaybo' from perth4x4.net just did it in his GU.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 22:54

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 22:54
Hi stevep,

I towed my camper van on the Holland track, bad mistake. Wrote both sides of the van off. But a true camper trailer (not Jayco type) will be fine, thats why you have steel sides on camper trailers, not aluminium - it stops the branches penetrating!

The problem is the snaking around trees in some areas with the extra length of the trailer. A vehicle by itself will be fine and no scratching, but add any sort of trailer and you will have to swing wide and start scratching either the trailer, the vehicle or both!

A Subaru Forrester will easily do this track, unless there has been recent rain and its muddy, then it may struggle. When I did the trip without the van, I never even put the 80 series in 4WD at all.

Cheers

Captain
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 22:56

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 22:56
I saw an article where a caravan was towed down it. I drove the top half the other week. The track was extensively burnt out around the christmas before last and cruising burnt out tracks aint my idea of fun as i saw enough burn out to last me a lifetime in the Dundas Nature Reserve. The top part including the woodlines remains unburnt. The track into Dragon rocks had a decent boghole so it may pay you to sent a single vehicle down to see if it is still there rather than try and turn a camper trailor around
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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 23:05

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 23:05
Hi Davoe,

That the van in the WA Outdoors magazine? If so, then your looking at my van!

Cheers

Captain
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 23:15

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 23:15
Wow yep thats the one - Not a bad mag
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Reply By: Brad, W.A. - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 22:58

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 22:58
Steve,

The family and I did the track 2 years ago in an 80 Series and towed a camper trailer with no problems, the car coped a few scratches down both sides as the track is very narrow in sections.
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Reply By: disco driver - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 01:17

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 01:17
Hi All,
Great Track but a bit narrow in places. Last I heard, a few days ago, the track was reported to be closed to all traffic due to water logging.
Just in case, check with main roads (mainroads.wa.gov.au) and/or the local shires before setting off. They should be able to advise on road status.
Would be a bummer to get there and find the road closed.
Have a good one

Disco
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