• Suggested Time: 3 days -
  • Wheatbelt & Goldfields

Embark on a real Australian outback adventure following a pioneering route created by John Holland through rugged bushland and woodlands.

This very popular 4WD trail connects Broomehill in the southern Wheatbelt to Coolgardie in the Goldfields and can actually be undertaken in two sections with different driving conditions.

The John Holland Way route connects Broomehill to Coolgardie mainly on bituminised and usually good surface gravel roads.

The Holland Track (4WD only) also starts in Broomehill, but then from the Hyden / Norseman Road north it follows a different route that is a real adventurer 4WD track.

The first part of the route between Broomehill and the Hyden/Norseman Road is relatively easy but from there, as the track heads further north, becomes a real 4WD experience.

This area is remote and it’s highly recommended you travel in a group and have some emergency communications and recovery equipment. High clearance 4WD is highly recommended. This northern part of the route is a narrow single lane track, at times 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. Trailers may prove a liability on the side-tracks, especially if the boggy washaways need to be tackled.

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. Some track information and a video of track conditions to expect can be found here.

A John Holland Track guidebook should be purchased to get the most out of your experience.

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