Skip's 4x4

(John) "Holland Track"
1999 Spring Experience

This is a copy of the trip details, that were issued prior to the trip:

The Trip Leader is, you guessed it "FROGGY"

Don't forget to print this page and take it with you.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Friday night meeting place is the turn off to YORK from GREAT EASTERN HIGHWAY.

It is also and most commonly known as the LAKES turn off!

There is a Service Station there, please wait there if you are the first to arrive, thanks.

Perth estimated time of departure is 6.00pm. See you all there.



Participants so far:

People Vehicles
  1. Geoff Couper (Froggy)
  2. Sofia Couper
  3. Mark Couper
  4. Brayden Couper
  5. Mark Peacock (Captain)
  6. Julian Matthews (Hool's)
  7. Dave Welch (Scrounger)
  8. Matt
  9. Maria
  10. Cameron Watts
  11. Devra
  12. Pete Kerr
  • White 80' Series Diesel Land Cruiser
  • White 80' Series Petrol/Gas Land Cruiser
  • Metallic Beige 62' Series petrol Land Cruiser
  • Nissan Patrol GQ petrol
  • Beige 80' Series Land Cruiser
  • Black Hilux turbo diesel.

Please send Froggy info on anyone else's details who wishes to participate, so that they can be added to the Holand Track trip participant list too. gcouper@echidna.id.au

Thanks.


For the visually inclined here are some maps for you to check on.

Map 1    Over view,
Map 2    4WD Start, Emu Rock, Sheoak Rocks,
Map 3    Wattle Rocks, Mount Holland,
Map 4    Sandalwood Rocks,
Map 5    Toovay Claypan, Centenary Rocks, Cat Camp (
Our Saturday night camp site)
Map 6    Newby Rock, Agnes Gnamma Hole, Diamond Rock,
Map 7    Thursday Rock, Victoria Rock Road,
Map 8    Victoria Rock, Gnamma Hole,
Map 9    Kangaroo Hills, Lord Bob, Comet Hill, Coolgardie.


Thanks and a Tad of History

The Holland Track was first cut out of the wilderness by John Holland back at the turn of the Century, 1893. This old pioneer track was cut through the bush by horse and cart and was opened to supply the Goldfields from the early stages of the developing Western Australian Wheatbelt.  Western 4WDriver "Holland Track" map book

An Extract from the Western 4WDriver Magazine "Holland Track Map Book"
1893 Slashed from the bush during the goldrushes of the West's roaring nighties, Holland Track formed a short-lived alternative route to the Eastern Goldfields. The original 500km course between Broomhill and Gnarlbine Rock South West of Coolgardie, claimed at the time to be the longest cart track ever cut in one stretch in WA. Was opened up as a direct result of the discovery of the Coolgardie Goldfeild. Cover of the map book depicted right.  

We would like to take this opportunity in commending and congratulating the 1993 centenary team in opening the Holland Track to all 4WD vehicles.

Our acknowledgments are as follows:


The Itinerary

Please arrange your own accommodation in Hyden and Kalgoorlie. Accommodation Information.

Times and distances below are only approximates.

Location Time Information
Friday the 24th September 1999
Perth to Hyden 340km TBA It is recommended that this leg is travelled Friday night. If leaving Saturday morning, you will be behind the wheel for at least 11hrs. Departure time from Perth is 6.00pm.
Location Time Information
Saturday the 25th September 1999
Wave Rock/Hyden 9.00am Saturday morning meeting location
Wave Rock Departure 10.00am All vehicles departing in convoy.
Wave Rock to Start 10.40am 57km. Group discussion on whether we head South to Emu Rock and do the return trip of 16km.
Cat Camp 4.30pm - 5.00pm Hopefully we camp here!
Location Time Information
Sunday the 26th September 1999
Cat Camp departure time 10.00am Cooked breakfast before heading off!
Coolgardie arrival 3.00pm Hopefully, this includes getting in all the sites as well.
Monday the 27th September 1999
Spent on discovery tours of Kalgoorlie. Or you can depart to Perth early.

Accommodation Information.

Kondinin: Phone Address
Golden Fleece Motel (08) 9891 190  
Kondinin Hotel (08) 9891 009  
Caravan Park (08) 9891 006  
Hyden: Phone Address
Hyden Hotel/Motel (08) 9805 052 2 Lynch St
Hyden WA 6359
Wave Rock Caravan Park (08) 9805 022 Wave Rock St
Hyden WA 6359
Wave Rock Chalets and Camping (08) 9805 022 Wave Rock St
Hyden WA 6359
Joycraft Farmstay (08) 9880 5129 Cnr Karlgarin Lake Rd & Worland Rd P.O. Box 35 Hyden WA 6359
Coolgardie Phone Address
Coolgardie Caltex Motel (08) 9026 6049 110 Great Eastern Hwy
Coolgardie WA 6429
Coolgardie Motel (08) 9026 6080 43 Bayley St
Coolgardie WA 6429
Coolgardie Motor Inn (08) 9026 6002 Great Eastern Hwy
Coolgardie WA 6429                Rating: **
Denver City Hotel (08) 9026 6031 Bayley St
Coolgardie WA 6429
Railway Lodge Hotel (08) 9026 6166 75 Bayley St
Coolgardie WA 6429
The Haven Caravan Park (08) 9026 6123 Great Eastern Hwy
Coolgardie WA 6429                Rating: **
Goldrush Lodge Bed & Breakfast (08) 9026 6446 75 Bayley St
Coolgardie WA 6429
Coolgardie Caravan Park (08) 9026 6009 Bayley St
Coolgardie WA 6429
Kalgoorlie
http://www.walkabout.fairfax.com.au/fairfax/locations/WAKalgoorlie.shtml
Kambalda
http://www.walkabout.fairfax.com.au/fairfax/locations/WAKambalda.shtml

Global Positioning System Coordinates

From Hyden to Coolgardie


The Eastern section of the "Holland Track" starts here!
But who wants to do a round trip of approx. 18km at the start??  NOT!

Emu Rock

GPS Wpt: 32 27' 27"S 119 24' 04"E - 725 700mE 6 406 300mN


Convoy starts here!

Holland Track

GPS Wpt: 32 24' 55"S 119 27' 26"E - 731 000mE 6 410 850mN


Sheoak Rocks

GPS Wpt: 32 19' 08"S 119 31' 18"E - 737 400mE 6 421 400mN


Native Rocks

GPS Wpt: 32 17' 58"S 119 32' 55"E - 740 000mE 6 423 500mN


Wattle Rocks

GPS Wpt: 32 15' 49"S 119 34' 54"E - 743 200mE 6 427 400mN


State Barrier Fence (no GPS settings here!)


Gnow's Nest

GPS Wpt: 32 15' 24"S 119 35' 12"E - 743 700mE 6 428 150mN


Mount Holland

GPS Wpt: 32 10' 20"S 119 44' 00"E - 757 750mE 6 437 175mN


Tailing Pond

GPS Wpt: 32 06' 05"S 119 48' 02"E - 764 300mE 6 444 850mN


Sandalwood Rocks

GPS Wpt: 32 01' 51"S 119 57' 22"E - 779 200mE 6 452 300mN


Jilbadji Nature Reserve (no GPS settings here!)


Barrier Fence

GPS Wpt: 32 01' 07"S 120 00' 21"E - 217 200mE 6 453 550mN


Lake

GPS Wpt: 31 58' 13"S 120 02' 29"E - 220 400mE 6 459 000mN


Plaque

GPS Wpt: 31 56' 04"S 120 06' 10"E - 226 1000mE 6 463 150mN


Toovey Claypan (no GPS settings here!)


Centenary Rocks

GPS Wpt: 31 49' 22"S 120 16' 55"E - 242 750mE 6 475 950mN


Cat Camp

GPS Wpt: 31 48' 46"S 120 17' 50"E - 244 150mE 6 477 100mN


Grid line turn-off

GPS Wpt: 31 46' 13"S 120 20' 11"E - 247 750mE 6 481 900mN


Newbey Rock

GPS Wpt: 31 42' 33"S 120 24' 45"E - 254 800mE 6 488 850mN


Ewing Rock (no GPS settings here!)


Agnes Gnamma Hole

GPS Wpt: 31 35' 27"S 120 31' 52"E - 265 850mE 6 498 100mN


Diamond Rock

GPS Wpt: 31 35' 27"S 120 33' 17"E - 268 000mE 6 502 300mN


Thursday Rock

GPS Wpt: 31 32' 01"S 120 37' 59"E - 275 300mE 6 508 800mN


Pigeon Hole

GPS Wpt: 31 26' 49"S 120 45' 24"E - 286 835mE 6 518 667mN


Victoria Rock

GPS Wpt: 31 17' 36"S 120 55' 30"E - 302 500mE 6 536 000mN


Gnarlbine Rock

GPS Wpt: 31 08' 58"S 120 57' 27"E - 305 300mE 6 552 000mN


Kangaroo Hills (no GPS settings here!)


Coolgardie (no GPS settings here!)


Track Distances

Holland Track distances
Hyden to State Barrier Fence

52.00

km
State Barrier Fence to Holland Track start

5.00

km Site seeing/detours below
Emu Rock (south, 16.00km round trip)

16.00

km
Holland Track to Sheoak Rock

12.70

km 4WD trip starts here!
Sheoak Rock to Telecom Tower

3.20

km
Telecom Tower to Wattle Rocks

6.40

km
Wattle Rocks to Mt Holland

18.20

km
Mt Holland to Mining Camp

11.40

km
Mining Camp to ???

12.20

km
??? to ???

5.40

km
Sandalwood Rocks (2.00km round trip)

2.00

km
??? to ???

3.00

km
??? to ???

3.40

km
??? to ???

4.40

km
??? to Mt Day Road and Plaque

7.20

km
Mt Day Road and Plaque to Cat Camp

23.00

km
Cat Camp to ???

7.50

km
??? to ???

2.00

km
??? to Newby Rock

10.50

km
Newby Rock to Agnes Gnamma Hole

16.00

km
Agnes Gnamma Hole to Diamond Rock

5.30

km
Diamond Rock to ???

7.30

km
??? to Thursday Rock (4.00km round trip)

4.00

km Graded gravel touring below!
??? to Victoria Rock Road

18.30

km

18.30

km
Victoria Rock Road to ???

9.70

km

9.70

km
??? to Pigeon Hole (18.00km round trip)

18.00

km
??? to ???

10.20

km

10.20

km
??? to Victoria Rock

15.40

km

15.40

km
Victoria Rock to Gnarbine Rock

16.00

km

16.00

km
Gnarbine Rock to Lord Bob

19.00

km

19.00

km
Comet Hill

???

km
Lord Bob to Coolgardie

8.70

km

8.70

km

313.40

km

40.00

km

97.30

km
Holland Track details

1

Hyden to Coolgardie = 313.4km, without taking detours/site seeing.

2

Site seeing/detours = 40km extra

3

Hyden to Coolgardie plus detours = 353.4km WITHOUT A FUEL STOP

4

Victoria Rock Road = 97.3km (graded gravel road)

5

Total off-road track driving/Holland Track = 256.1km

Meals

Friday night Tea On the road
Saturday Breakfast Light, like cereal (in town)
  Lunch On the road/tracks
  Tea Cooked (camping)
Sunday Breakfast Cooked, Cat Camp
  Lunch On the road/tracks
  Tea In town
Monday Breakfast In town
  Lunch Then head for home
CLIMATE AVERAGES - long term mean values of weather data  
                              
HYDEN (HYDEN COMPOSITE)                 
Commenced: 1928 Last record: 1996 State: WA
Latitude: 32.44 S Longitude: 118.90 E Elevation: 299.0 m  
SEPTEMBER
                                                    
Mean Daily Max Temp (deg C)
20.0

Mean Daily Min Temp (deg C)
5.8

CLIMATE AVERAGES - long term mean values of weather data

KALGOORLIE (KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AMO)
Commenced: 1939 Last record: 1996 State: WA
Latitude: 30.79 S Longitude: 121.45 E Elevation: 365.3 m  
SEPTEMBER

Mean Daily Max Temp (deg C)
22.1

Mean Daily Min Temp (deg C)
7.8

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