Western Australia’s Holland Track is a local classic. Famed for twisting and slippery tracks, stunning camping and it’s ability to squeeze in to a weekend (with a sick day or two).

Holland Track, Western Australia

Built to connect Albany with the goldfields during the Gold Rush, these days the section of the Holland Track between Hyden and Coolgardie is the one that is most popular with four wheel drivers.

Wave Rock is a absolutely worth the stop, and is just near Hyden and the start of the track.

Holland Track, Western Australia
Holland Track, Western Australia

Camping along this track is spectacular. Surrounded by woodlands, it’s a place of sunsets and campfires – and the journey is worth it simply to spend some nights relaxing far from everywhere.

Holland Track, Western Australia

Malleefowl nests, crossing lizards, birds, roos – these woodlands are teeming with life.

Holland Track, Western Australia

For us this trip was a mapping assignment for HEMA and we recorded our digital tracks for their database and we also captured fresh imagery for their printed guide books.

Holland Track, Western Australia
Holland Track, Western Australia

Whilst the Holland Track is known to turn to mud after heavy rain, we were lucky that after recent rains it had mostly dried out prior to our trip. Left behind are a number of mud filled holes – slippery but passable.

Holland Track, Western Australia

Outside winter and wet periods this long, twisty single track is a relatively easy, but great fun drive.

Holland Track, Western Australia
Holland Track, Western Australia

Mount Holland is a short, steep climb. After travelling within the woodlands it’s a great place to rise above the surrounds and get your bearings.

Holland Track, Western Australia
Holland Track, Western Australia
Holland Track, Western Australia

With winding single track, stunning bush and spectacular camping it’s easy to see why the Holland Track is so popular, and why it makes the list in HEMA’s 4WD Adventures Top 100.

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