Attractions

The Holland Track

Trails

Linking Broomehill in the south-west with Coolgardie.  Carved through rugged bushland by pioneer John Holland in 1893 as a short cut to the Goldfields, this 700 kilometre track which for half is accessible by 4WD vehicles only, lets you experience how the early settlers to Western Australia would have travelled to reach their destination from the south.

Get a copy of the booklet "Explore the Holland Track and Cave Hill Woodlines" before you head off on this adventure. You can get a copy from our website click here, or pick up a copy from your closest camping store or the Coolgardie Visitor Centre.

The John Holland Way  3 Day Itinerary (suitable for 2WD & 4WD vehicles)

Tackle the John Holland Way and embark on an accessible Australian outback adventure created by pioneer John Holland. Carved into the Great Western Woodlands, this track connects Broomehill and the Goldfields.

Day 1: Broomehill – Newdegate (200 kilometres/2.5 hours. Predominantly bitumen)

For a dose of history, start your adventure with a visit to the museum at Broomehill before hitting the road towards Nyabing. You'll pass by Lake Grace, a shallow salt lake with a superb lookout over the surrounding countryside. Continue through rich farmland, taking in Holland Soak and Silver Wattle Hill before arriving in Newdegate, known for its natural reserves.

Accommodation options: Holland Track Farm, Caravan Park

Day 2: Newdegate – The Breakaways (220 kilometres/3-4 hours Bitumen and well-formed gravel roads)

Explore Emu Rock before crossing the Rabbit Proof Fence. Continue along the John Holland Way towards Coolgardie and stay overnight at The Breakaways camping area. This route to Coolgardie is 220 kilometres, but will take 5-6hrs, passing natural bushland and stunning rock formations.

Accommodation options: Camp out at The Breakaways or McDermid Rock.

Day 3: The Breakaways –Coolgardie (250km/3-4 hours)

Complete this wonderful journey through the remote outback via the John Holland Way. Enjoy vistas of virgin bushland, salt lakes, nature reserves and granite outcrops.

Driving times and distances intended as a guide only and may vary depending on exact route taken.  


The Holland Track – 3 Day Itinerary (suitable 4WD vehicles only)

Tackle the rugged Holland Track and embark on a real Australian outback adventure created by pioneer John Holland. Carved into the rugged bushland, this track connects Broomehill and the Goldfields. The area is remote and it is highly recommended that you travel in a group and have some emergency communications and recovery equipment. High clearance 4wd is highly recommended and trailers may prove a liability on the side-tracks and if the boggy washaways need to be tackled.

For much of its length the track is narrow single lane track with many water-filled washaways.
Side-tracks and the main track have real tyre-staking potential so more than 1 spare tyre should be carried.
Rain will render some sections of the track very slippery and muddy so particular care should be taken with weather forecasts.
Parts of the track are only suitable for high clearance four wheel drive vehicles and should only be attempted by confident drivers.
Supplies and services are limited and road conditions can vary, so plan ahead, stock up on food, water and fuel and contact the local visitor centre for up-to-date track information.
The John Holland Track guidebook should be purchased to get the most out of your experience.You can purchase from our website click here or from your local camping/outdoor store or the Coolgardie Visitor Centre.

Day 1: Broomehill – Newdegate (200 kilometres/2.5 hours. Mostly sealed roads)

For a dose of history, start your adventure with a visit to the museum at Broomehill before hitting the road towards Nyabing. You'll pass by Lake Grace, a shallow salt lake with a superb lookout over the surrounding countryside. Continue through rich farmland, taking in Holland Soak and Silver Wattle Hill before arriving in Newdegate, known for its natural reserves.

Accommodation options: Holland Track Farm, caravan park

Day 2: Newdegate – Sandalwood Camp (280 kilometres/5-6 hours)

Explore Emu Rock before crossing the Rabbit Proof Fence. For a real outback four wheel drive adventure, take the Holland Track. This route from Hyden to Coolgardie is 290 kilometres, but will take 2-3 days, passing natural bushland and stunning rock formations.

Accommodation options: Camp out at Sandalwood Camp

Day 3: Sandalwood Camp –Coolgardie (200km/4-5 hours)

Enjoy vistas of virgin bushland, nature reserves and granite outcrops. If another night’s camping is desired, Thursday rock makes an ideal campsite.

Driving times and distances intended as a guide only and may vary depending on exact route taken.  







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