Holland Track, on assignment for Hema

Holland Track, on assignment for Hema

Hema's maps have been a catalyst for many of our adventures, so we're excited to be working together to update a few tracks for their guidebooks, and to create digital tracks and imagery for the Hema Explorer Cloud. First up, Western Australia's Holland Track!

Wave Rock, Hyden, 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 most popular with four wheel drivers. The spectacular Wave Rock is a "wow stop" on the way out of Hyden to the start of the track.

Holland Track, Western Australia - Sunset
Holland Track, Western Australia - Camping, Campfire

Camping along this track is spectacular - the journey itself is worth it simply to spend some nights beneath these trees far from everywhere. 

Holland Track, Western Australia - Lizard

Malleefowl nests, crossing lizards, birds and roos - the woodlands are filled with life. This vast area with no official conservation status its is unfortunately a vulnerable area, and it is shrinking little by little.

Holland Track, Western Australia - Hema HX-1 GPS Navigator

The digital tracks were recorded on a Hema HX-1 and the Hema Explorer App. We run the Hema Explorer App PRO on an iPhone 7 Plus which has a great camera for capturing geotagged images for the Hema Explorer Cloud. We also use our professional cameras to capture fresh imagery for the printed guide books.

Holland Track, Western Australia - Mud
Holland Track, Western Australia - Mud

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, but almost all of these have an easy side track. 

Holland Track, Western Australia - Gum Trees

Outside winter and wet periods this long, twisty single track is a relatively easy and most enjoyable drive.

Holland Track, Western Australia - Mount Holland
Holland Track, Western Australia - Mount Holland

Mount Holland is a short, steep climb - it allows you to rise above the surrounds and soak up the terrain.  

Holland Track, Western Australia
Holland Track, Western Australia - Camping
Holland Track, Western Australia
Holland Track, Western Australia - Map, Hema Explorer Cloud

With winding single track, stunning bush and spectacular camping it's easy to see why the Holland Track rates so high in popularity, and why it's Track 55 in Hema's 4WD ADVENTURES Top 100.

Hang time courtesy of the Sea to Summit Pro Hammock

Hang time courtesy of the Sea to Summit Pro Hammock

Recovery gear, where to start?

Recovery gear, where to start?