Trip Planner:   Australia  /  Tasmania  /  Maydena  /  Styx Valley

Styx Valley, Maydena

4.8
#44 of 96 in Nature in Tasmania
The Styx Valley is a valley located adjacent to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site on the island of Tasmania, Australia. The Styx River is the main drainage system of the valley that lies about northwest of Hobart, with the nearest town being Maydena.Location and featuresTemperate wet eucalypt forests in the region are home to the world's tallest flowering plants, Eucalyptus regnans. Rainforest gullies are carpeted in mosses and lichens and shaded by the tree ferns Dicksonia antarctica, known locally as Man-ferns, and other rainforest tree species including Southern Sassafras (Atherosperma moschatum), Myrtle Beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii) and Celery-top pine (Phyllocladus aspleniifolius).In 2002, Australia's most massive tree, nicknamed El Grande, was discovered. It died in an autumn burn in 2003.The valley has been the site of an ongoing conflict between environmentalists, who have proposed the protection of the site as a national park, and supporters of the logging industry. One of the environmentalists' arguments, as well as the environmental benefits, was that a tourism-based economy would be more beneficial for the local economy than logging the area.
Plan your Styx Valley visit and explore what else you can see and do in Maydena using our Maydena trip planner .
Source
Create an itinerary including Styx Valley
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Styx Valley Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
32 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We visited Styx Big Tree Reserve recently while in Tassie. These enormous eucalyptus trees are amazing specimens. Really unbelievable how tall they are. The walk is short and provides interesting fact...  more »
  • It is a wonderful forest with well demarcated trails with many large ferns and very tall trees of more than 80 meters and with about 400 years. It costs a bit to get to the place you have to leave the road and enter by Dirt road, maybe 20 minutes or more.
    View original

Plan your trip to Maydena

  • Get a personalised plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customise it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best activities
    and find special offers
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Maydena

4.9
Duration: 4​h
3.7
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Side trips from Maydena