Just 19km from Launceston, Hollybank Forest, comprising a mixture of native bush and ash and pine plantations, is a popular picnic spot with walking tracks meandering through the forest.
On a historic note, the ash trees were planted to supply wood to create cricket bats and tennis racquets. The ash plantations in particular are a splendid sight in the summer months. However, no matter what time of year you visit, you’ll enjoy the laid-back tranquility the forest offers.
There is a main circuit track within the forest plus secondary ones, and where the circuit track touches Hollybank Road, a loop road, many additional walking options are created. The main circuit is 2km from start to finish, taking 15 to 40 minutes at an easy pace. The forest tracks are wide with gentle grades and are rated Level 1, suitable for most walkers. Under normal fine weather conditions, the tracks are stroller and wheelchair friendly making this an ideal family environment for all ages.
Good shoes, clothing to suit the weather of the day and sun protection are recommended.
Park fees DO NOT apply.
Firearms are prohibited. Dogs are welcome if kept on a leash. Bicycles are permitted only on the formed road and not on the walking tracks.
There are toilets at the car park at one end of the elongated main loop circuit and again at the opposite end. Picnic shelters, wood and gas BBQ’s and a bush cricket pitch also feature in the forest park. Note. BYO cricket gear.
Access is via Hollybank Road from B81. It is 7kms from Lilydale and 19km from Launceston through the suburb of Rocherlea.