Where Is Hollybank?
Hollybank Treetops Adventure is 20 minutes north-east of the Launceston CBD.
The following distances give you an idea of attractions in the area.
- Launceston to Hollybank Forest – 20km
- Launceston to Scottsdale – 68km
- Scottsdale to Springfield Picnic Area – 12km
- Scottsdale to Mt Victoria Forest Reserve – 38km
- Launceston to Fingal – 107km
- Fingal to Evercreech Forest Reserve – 32km
- Fingal to Griffin Camping Area – 32km
We offer our clients a bus service from the city of Launceston to Hollybank.
The price is $20 per return ticket, minimum charge $60. Please contact our reception desk on (03) 6395 1390 to confirm availability and to make a reservation.
Please note that this service is popular and seats are limited.
About Hollybank Forest Reserve
Besides offering the wonderful Australian-first Treetops Adventure, the Hollybank forest reserve is a popular place for enjoying family outings.
Hollybank offers a variety of barbecue and picnic sites from large family groups to intimate quiet sites. You can enjoy a game of cricket, kick a football, relax or have some exercise walking through the many different forest types.
There are a variety of walks to choose from including a stroll down ‘The Avenue’ or the longer ‘Walk of Change’ or take the side track down to the junction of Butchers Creek and Pipers River.
The reserve includes both native and exotic forests. The English atmosphere created here is due to its name, its history and its trees, one of the earliest private plantations in Tasmania consisting of European trees. One of these species was originally planted to obtain wood for the construction of tennis racquets.
These deciduous trees are a colourful contrast to the natives in autumn and a delight for the children to play in.
Hollybank is a microcosm of Tasmania’s multiple-use forests.
Its history, built environment and usage patterns reflect many values we, as a community, attribute to our forests. Over the generations, people have attributed a range of benefits to Hollybank: recreation, education, timber production and heritage, to name but a few.
These have been reflected in the range of infrastructure already present at the site: picnic facilities and walking tracks, the Treetops Adventure visitor’s centre, the native forests and plantations and the McNeil buildings.
The concept for Hollybank seeks to build on these aspects via the ‘evolution’ of the site, to create an outstanding integrated visitor experience encompassing the entire reserve.
Access, Activity, Adventure (AAA)
The attraction will encourage visitors to experience the site at three levels, which have been inspired by our Access, Activity, Adventure (AAA) tourism criteria. In the Hollybank concept, the AAA criteria correlate to three ways to experience the attraction: Doing, Feeling and Thinking.