South Coast WA and Holland Track - Travel Feature

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 13:22


The region from Augusta to Esperance through Pemberton and Albany is one of the most magnificent stretches of untamed coast in Australia. A beautiful area full of shipwreck history, great 4WD treks, wineries and tall forests with a pleasantly cooler climate.

This region is punctuated by giant karri pine and jarrah hardwood eucalypts, which you can enjoy in the many unpopulated bush areas. The D'Entrecasteaux National Park protects a strip of wild coast and coastal heath land scrub marking an area roughly from Augusta to Pemberton and can only be experienced by 4WD. Massive basalt cliffs rise out of the ocean with the most impressive being Black Point - a lesser-known, but excellent 4WD camping and fishing area.

Travelling inland from WA's South Coast, from Broome Hill to Coolgardie, the Holland Track was originally built in the gold rush days as a shortcut to the Goldfields. Hardly ever visited for nearly 100 years, it was re-cut as a 4WD track in 1992 and is a popular trip with locals. The restoration of this track gives travellers the chance to retrace the footsteps of the important pioneer John Holland and Co. and to marvel at his incredible feat. It is a unique 4WD track that allows travellers to experience the beauty of isolated camping in this long forgotten area that still contains wonderful relics of pioneering days.

To help you explore this region, ExplorOz has a dedicated Trek Note Section for South Coast WA, as well as a Holland Track Trek Note.

We also stock a range of products in the Online Shop that will help you get the most out of your travels in this region:

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