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Styx Valley

Styx Rd, Maydena, Tasmania 7140, Australia
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Eerily primaeval

The Big Tree reserve in the Styx Valley feels like something out of the Jurassic era, a huge jumble... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trevor E
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Maydena, Australia
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Awesome

It is well worth driving the 16 or so kilometres along the unsealed road to do the 2 easy walks in... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
springwoodsusan
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“tall trees” (4 reviews)
“amazing trees” (3 reviews)
“river walk” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Styx Rd, Maydena, Tasmania 7140, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Big Tree reserve in the Styx Valley feels like something out of the Jurassic era, a huge jumble of fallen giants clad in bright green moss, a feeling that some prehistoric creature could at any moment appear from the twisted confusion. And then there...More

Thank Trevor E
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

It is well worth driving the 16 or so kilometres along the unsealed road to do the 2 easy walks in the Styx Valley. The huge trees are truly an awesome site. I don't need to say anything else....go and have a look for yourself,...More

Thank springwoodsusan
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Long gravel drive to Big Tree and lots potholes but can be done at about 40- 50kph. There is NO EXIT from the end of the road so you have to retrace your drive. I found all the Tolkein walks but youll need the local...More

1  Thank 557jill557
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Over the last 15yrs Forestry Tasmania desecrated this Valley rich in Eucalyptus Regnans (the biggest flowering tree in the world) It was a potential major tourist attraction before they took most of the Regnans for woodchip export and in the process laying waste to many...More

1  Thank Emma C
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

There are no facilities whatsoever for visiting the very tallest trees, including Centurion. And no hope of doing so unless you know someone locally who knows where they are. The walk is only 30mins (steep, many fallen logs) but knowing where to go on a...More

Thank Noel K
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

What majestic elements of nature are on show here. The varieys are evident to us now after travelling to so many National Parks this trip. The variety of stages of their growth are every where to be seen. I did a lot of tree hugging.

Thank marshfish
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

What a wonderful place to visit. The road in is a little rough, we did it in our 2 wheel drive you just have to drive a little slower. The trees are amazing, the photo's don't do them justice. On the other side of the...More

Thank wally04
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It's about 45min drive from Mt Field National Park & after Maydena the turnoff gravel road is suitable (but a little rough) 2WD in dry. The Big Tree & Bigger Tree walk is very good - walking through primeval forest with these amazing trees (&...More

1  Thank Peter_4825
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The drive was long and winding but it was worth it. We have never seen trees so tall, big and wide. Just incredible. It was peaceful to walk around. We highly recommend this as a must to visit.

1  Thank Aley07
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

After being warned about remoteness, leeches, bad roads and poorly marked paths, it was with a little trepidation I visited this beautiful forest. it is always better to be prepared, but wearing layers of clothing and lathering myself with lotions and potions to prevent leech...More

2  Thank Helen B
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JillPSydney
21 March 2017|
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Response from susiej127 | Reviewed this property |
The last few kms are on a dirt road but it is quite a good surface road, even following a lot of recent rain when we were there.We had 2 cars in our group; a Camry and a Suzuki Liana-absolutely no issues with either vehicle... More
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