cave hill track

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 00:56
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Gday All,
We are planning on visiting Cave Hill (S of Coolgardie). The track notes say 4wd only - I have a 4wd and a large camper trailer, Is the track suitable for the camper??
Time/speed won't be an issue & if it rains we will go elsewhere.
Cheers Neil
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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 01:08

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 01:08
Neil. The track is quite narrow in places between Cave Hill and Burra Rock on the old woodline formation, if that's your plan. Partic. just north of Cave Hill.

If your trailer is wider than your vehicle it might be an issue.

Otherwise careful driving would see you thru. The general lie is dead flat but with some short washaway detours that take you down off the formation.

However, alternative good roads get you to both places.

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Reply By: get outmore - Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:53

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:53
place has lost its appeal somewhat with the roads put in now

back in the day I took a 2wd campervan into cave hill via Higgansville

but you can now get there via widgie then on to Burra rock and coolgardie via lovely graded roads

Ive travelled the woodlines a few times once in an oversized 4wd campervan without too many issues
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Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 15:03

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 15:03
Hi Neil

We went with the F250 without the caravan, but it would not have been a problem. We went to Burra and Cave Hill rocks and camped at the latter. Very interesting places with the history of the Woodlines and we too a few of the major tracks. Other tracks may have been too narrow, but none of the ones we went on were.



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Reply By: wozzie (WA) - Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 15:26

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 15:26
We just went there last week.

We has set out to follow the "original" Holland Track from the Hyden Norseman road.

This "WAS" not a good idea with what we were towing, "VERY" narrow and it took us at least a total of 5 ~ 6 hours to negotiate. Too many scratches to recommend it.

We were in a 4WD and towing a Jayco Dove outback. We decided to get of the "Track" at the Marveloch- Forrestania road and travelled south again to the Hyden - Norseman road and then went up the Victoria Rockroad.

Before Victoria rock we turned off to the right and went down the track to Cave Hill.

For the most part this was ok, and with enough clearance. although a bit squeezy at times. Only found a couple of places where I had to crawl through in 4WD low range to ease everything through some serious wheel ruts and a few watery patches.

You may of course be coming "down" from Coolgardie, through Burra rocks and then onto Cave hill, via the normal road, as we did leaving Cave hill. This road was Ok with plenty of clearance.

There is also the road via the woodlines, I believe, which I don't know anything about.

Hope this is of some help.

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Reply By: brownie - Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 20:40

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 20:40
Thanks for your replies - we were planning on heading in & out from Coolgardie
it sounds good to me so far.
I've travelled in this area about 10 years ago, but that was prior to the camper trailer hanging off the back !! And tracks and memories do change over the years.
Cheers Neil
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