Preparation for this route should be as for any other remote 4WD track, including carrying sufficient fuel, water, food, supplies, communications gear, safety equipment and first aid
, along with emergency backup supplies. Check your fuel range and plan detours for resupply at either Newdegate or Hyden. The terrain is dense in many places
and the track winding with driver visibility impaired when passing traffic so a flag on your vehicle is recommended.
There are numerous tracks in the area and some may be unnamed or not shown on maps. A wise precaution is to get hold of some updated and detailed mud maps of the area. You could also get some digital maps of the region such as: Explore the Holland Track and Cave Hill Woodlines
and you could load these into software-based navigation like OziExplorer
, which incidentally should be already installed and running on your laptop. See our navigation articles
for more information.
Be well prepared with a GPS, HF radio
or Satellite phone
as you may not see another vehicle for days. We advise that you refer to the latest information and advice about outback communications in the Communications Topic.
There may be risks with getting punctures, so please make sure you have adequate recovery gear and puncture repair kits. Travellers should read the 4WDriving Topic for related articles
and checklists for vehicle setup and driver awareness.
No permits are required for Cave Hill Woodlines
, although road conditions
for this trek may vary so please check with the Coolgardie
Visitors Centre on: (08) 9026 6090
Fuel Supplies & UsageHyden
|4cyl 54 litres||4cyl 62 litres||4cyl 77 litres|
|6cyl 59 litres||6cyl 70 litres||6cyl 68 litres|
|8cyl 59 litres||8cyl 64 litres|
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.
Best Time To Visit
Please note that road closures apply when it is wet.
Closest Climatic Station
Southern Cross Airfield
Distance from Trek Mid Point 82.09km NW
Best time to travel Ok time to travel Travel NOT recommended
|Mean Max. °C||34.8||33.8||30.6||26.2||21.5||17.9||16.6||18.5||21.4||26.3||29.9||32.7|
|Mean Min. °C||17.7||17.6||15.0||11.4||7.5||4.6||3.4||3.4||5.0||9.1||12.9||15.3|
|Mean Rain mm||29.7||24.1||35.7||23.4||29.5||27.3||34.6||28.2||21.8||13.4||18.5||17.6|
Services & Supplies
The following locations have various services And supplies:Hyden