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 .
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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 »
Es un bosque maravilloso con senderos bien demarcados con muchos grandes helechos y árboles muy altos de más de 80 metros y con alrededor de 400 años. Cuesta un poco llegar al lugar hay que dejar la c... 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.
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