Arboretum Loop Trail
  • Length: 2.3km

  • Duration: 1 Hr

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Strickland Forest Rd, Somersby

  • End: Strickland Forest Rd, Somersby

  • Closest Town: Somersby

  • Location: Strickland State Forest

  • Distance from state capital: 87.2 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.3799419481

  • Longitude: 151.3250811542


Arboretum Loop Trail is a 2.3km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Strickland State Forest New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1 hrs to complete.


A very nice walk through a mixture of native (regrowth) forest and one of Australia’s oldest arboretums. The arboretum has both native and exotic trees with the plantings dating from 1887-1924. This walk takes you along some of the rainforest-clad creeks of Strickland State Forest before crossing a small suspension bridge and looping through the arboretum with its stands of huge Hoop Pines Bunya Pines and others.

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