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Hollybank Barbecue Picnic - Sat. 27th February 2016

This "walk" requires very little effort! We decided we would have a "bring your own" barbecue picnic day at Hollybank because it will enable people who are no longer able to participate on even the moderate bushwalks, as well as families with very young children, to join us and enjoy a pleasant time together.
For this one, you can make your own arrangements to get to Hollybank, but still call the leader if you need to arrange transport. Suggested that people arrive from 11 am, and after lunch, stay as long as you like. At Hollybank, we will meet at the barbecue area on left side at the northern end of the circuit road. Your leader will be happy to take you on a short
circuit walk (about 2 km in total) along formed tracks to the lovely pool at the junction of Piper’s River and Butcher's Creek, or you can just wander and chat! There are other activities at Hollybank including the Treetops Adventure (subject to availability - bookings required), and it is also suitable for bike riding. These activities would not be supervised by Boots N' All leaders, and parents are fully responsible for their children if making use of these opportunities. If bringing children, you may wish to bring along sport or recreational equipment suited to the area.
There are several websites with information about Hollybank Forest Reserve, including http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=1395

Walk route:
The circuit track heads north from close to the barbecues before swinging south and gradually descending to a junction close to the river. After visiting the pool, you can follow the track further south with a shorter or longer option, to eventually return to the roads.

Meeting Times and Places:
If you are interested in going on this picnic, you can choose to just turn up on the day, or phone Andrew Madden on 6399 3315 to book in. (If you leave a message on his answering machine, he will return your call). As mentioned, we will meet near the gas barbecues. Andrew will be there earlier to make sure we have use of a barbecue, but suggested you arrive 11 am onwards. If you have arranged transport through Andrew or with another driver, please be at any meeting place 5 minutes ahead of departure time.

To access this area from northern Tasmania: 
From Launceston, head north along Invermay Road and follow Georgetown Road to Rocherlea and turn right into Lilydale Road (B81). Continue about 13 km from the junction and shortly past the junction of Karoola Rd, turn right, then left into Hollybank Road. The reserve boundary is about 400 metres further.
 
Warnings:
No warnings as such.
Please take note of the weather forecast on the day. Be aware of possible hazards such as insect bites and snakes.
Take drinking water and clothing suited to the weather.


If unsure of equipment requirements for bushwalking, see www.sutas.org.au/bush-walking/bush-walking for some guidelines


Map details:

A map of the reserve is available on http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=1395

Hollybank: 1:100000 map is Tasmap 8315 (Pipers) and 1:25000 map is 5042 (Dilston)
Map reference:
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No peakbagger points associated with this outing. For listing of peakbagger points, see the Hobart Walking Club Peakbagger's Guide (2000 revision) which can be downloaded (Excel) from http://tastracks.webs.com/peakbaggers.htm  The same web page contains several other listings of Tasmanian peaks.

GPX version of the track: Click here to download. Google Earth version of the track: Click here to download.
Right-click on the file and save target as to a location of your choice. (Suggest you click the Last modified at top to sort by date to get the most recent at top to find the file for the next walk).