holland track

Submitted: Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 21:18
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if traveling in oct would it be safe to do it only 1 4wd with no winch ??????
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Reply By: blue one - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 21:29

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 21:29
If you are asking this question I would say no.
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Reply By: equinox - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 21:33

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 21:33
Hi caseyvz.

"To a man of imagination, a map is a window to adventure."
Sir Francis Chichester

Here's my pictorial of the Holland Track from last October - HERE

Cheers
Alan

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Follow Up By: Skulldug - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 21:49

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 21:49
Thanks Alan, great pics. It's now on our list.

Skull
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Follow Up By: Member - Arsenal Phill - Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 09:03

Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 09:03
Enjoyed looking at the pics Alan.
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Reply By: caseyvz - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 21:55

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 21:55
Alan, looks like you did it on your own did you have any dramas
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Follow Up By: equinox - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:00

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:00
No dramas, a few puddles - the worst ones with bypasses; nothing to worry about!!


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Follow Up By: caseyvz - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:07

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:07
sweet cheers for that
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Follow Up By: desray (WA - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:15

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:15
I would say go for it ,the track is not hard by any means, you could almost do it in a Corolla .
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Follow Up By: caseyvz - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:29

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:29
thanks desray
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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:24

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:24
Hi Casey.

Did the track a couple of years ago and friends towed a coromal camper through.Bit narrow in places so a few scratches .

cheers Graeme.
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Follow Up By: caseyvz - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:28

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:28
thanks Graeme just what i want to hear cheers iam thinking me and the family will be fine
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 23:07

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 23:07
Gidday

I have done it at that time (like the others above ) with no problems but I know of some people who had to cancel in October last year because of late rain. And it doesn't take a lot to turn that country boggy.

With the way the seasons are these days I would be having a plan B. The good thing about that trip is that you don't have to drive for days to get to the start only to find that the track is closed.

I hope you get to go and enjoy the trp.


Cheers

Rocco

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Follow Up By: caseyvz - Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 06:27

Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 06:27
cheers Rocco
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 13:40

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 13:40
hi caseyvz
the holland track is one of the easest tracks around in wa
my 18yr old daughter drove it without any problems 1 year into her p-plates
the only time it will be a challenge to anyone is after a deluge of heavy rain through the southern cross /hyden areas in which case it is usually closed by calm www.dec.wa.gov.au for track closure imfo www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au for current fuel prices re: hyden /kalgoorlie etc
the local garage and/or thehyden wave rock caravan park manager 08/98805022 is a great source of up to date knowledge of the current track conditions so give him a ring prior to departing also you can check current rainfall on www.ozforecast.com.au or the bom weather site will give up to date total rain for each month for anywhere in australia www.bom.gov.au
october is pretty much into the end of the rain period as mentioned there maybe the odd puddle of water at the bottom of some of the undulating parts of the track but generally its a breeze and an enjoyable drive
suggest buying a copy of the holland track book if the history of it interests you hope this imfo is usefull
cheers
barry
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Follow Up By: caseyvz - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 15:17

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 15:17
thanksm for all that info ,but tell me would you tow a camper trailer in a 4wd with no diff locks or winch
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 20:00

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 20:00
hi caseyvz
yes because if it is that wet that you need diff locks and a winch the track will be closed by dec ( calm)
to stop 4wds from cutting it up and causing unneccessary long term damage
if you check per my advice before leaving
the few puddles you will encounter wont be any problem
your more likely to bash the side of your c/trailer on a tree trunk/branch than get bogged gentle carefull driving will get you through without damage
anyone who trys to drive through like a hoon at breakneck speed will come unstuck but otherwise its not a challenge
cheers
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 20:10

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 20:10
if you go alone tell the police at hyden your estimated time of arrival at other end and when you get there ring back and confirm your arrivaland dont forget
their happy to do that or the caravan pk manager may oblige as well
that way if you broke down for instance and dont own a sat phone at least some one will start looking
i have dont above each time i go between hyden -norseman /hyden -coolgardie
or vice versa
cheers
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Reply By: Bush Wanderer - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 00:13

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 00:13
Caseyvz,

Is that the long weekend ? There will be plenty on the track that weekend.
Track is not difficult and even in the wet, if you take it easy and think about what you are doing and be careful, you will make it through.
I often use the route heading to Kal as the highway is very boring. Have been up the track more than 20 times and only once with another traveller. Came across more than a handful of travellers on each occasion.

BW.
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