About this place
Thursday Rock is reached via an access track from the four-wheel drive Holland Track. A short 50m stroll over flat level ground takes you from the trailhead to the rock’s base. From here it is a rock climb to the summit.
The Great Western Woodlands has an amazing diversity of eucalypt species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. More than 160 distinct eucalypt species are found in the Great Western Woodlands, some 20 percent of the 750 eucalypt species known to occur in Australia. Salmon gums are one of the largest eucalypts and are aptly named for their smooth, salmon coloured trunks. Gimlets are smaller trees with copper coloured trunks that are often beautifully fluted in shape.
Woodcutters operated throughout the Great Western Woodlands in the early to mid-1900s, as the demand for wood grew with the developing Goldfields communities. Timber was loaded into steam train carriages and transported via the historic woodlines. If you look carefully in clearings, you can still see the cans, bottles and other remnants from their camps.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Thursday Rock.
We recognise and acknowledge Kalaamaya people as the traditional owners of Goldfields Woodlands National Park.