Commemorative 4WD tour celebrates historical milestone

Wayne Monks is organising a 4WD tour to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Eastern Goldfields Historical Society.  (Supplied by Wayne Monks)

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GREAT Southern Outback Tours and Accommodation has called for expressions of interest for their upcoming commemorative 10-day 4WD tour from Broomehill to the Eastern Goldfields.

The tour, led by GSOTA owner Wayne Monks, will take adventurists using their own 4WD, along the Holland Track from Broomehill, through Katanning and the Wheatbelt to the ‘Old Camp’ and the Eastern Goldfields.

The tour along the Holland Track celebrates John Holland, John Carmody and David and Rudolph Krakour who cut the track to the ‘Old Camp’ in 1893.

Mr Monks said he would like to encourage like-minded people who have a passionate interest in history, heritage, fauna and flora, agri-tourism, Indigenous cultures and country to join the trip to have an experience they will never forget.

“We do the remnants of the Holland Track from Broomehill up to Wave Rock Hyden, but we don’t do the northern section of the track,” he said.

“That’s what I’m advocating as a national park, to protect the remnants tracks because that part of the track has been decimated by 4WDs going through that country when its wet, so they’ve actually wrecked the track, so I want it declared as a national park.”

With community campouts planned along the way, Mr Monks said the tour would be an off-the-beaten-track type eco-tour exploring country few people have travelled through.

Expressions of interest for the tour- which is a pay your own way tour- need to be in by end of May, with the tour scheduled to commence on Friday 11 June.

Contact Wayne Monks on 0499 113 193 or email wmonks@westnet.com.au

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