Hollybank Forest Reserve is just a 20-minute drive from Launceston.
This is one of Tasmania’s most popular picnic areas and has a distinctly European flavour. In autumn, exotic deciduous trees are a colourful contrast to the natives.
A 40-minute walk passes through examples of Tasmania’s major production forest types in a demonstration forest. Interpretive signs show how each forest type is harvested and regenerated.
The reserve also contains 20 kilometres of dedicated world-class mountain bike trails descending through the forest with short and long loops suitable for beginner and advanced riders.
For the more adventurous there’s a ten kilometre descent called the Juggernaut that will challenge the best of riders.