Forest Journey passes through 1904 plantings of Ponderosa pine and larch before finally following the forest edge back to the car park.
On the southern side of Jollies Pass Road is a large plantation forest which forms the eastern boundary of Hanmer Springs Village. Dog Stream Reserve borders the west side of the plantation (nearest the village) while throughout the forest lie a network of walking tracks, forestry roads and MTB trails. The walking tracks are accessed off Jollies Pass Road opposite the carpark and information panel.
Forest Journey is the longest of the walks and covers a meandering path, through and near the boundary of the plantation and shares the same track with both the Forest Amble and Forest Walk at the start, but later leaves these paths and heads out deeper into the plantation. The journey is fascinating and varied and is always changing direction, so keep a good lookout for the track markers and signposts and be sure to look up as often as you look around so as to gauge the height of these massive trees.
- Two picnic areas enroute.
- Several different plantation forests to observe and walk through which include; ponderosa and radiate pines, spruces, cypress’s, and larch.