A pedal-powered railway providing exclusive access into a tract of the southern Tasmanian rainforest via an historic rail line.
Junee Caves Track
This short nature trail follows the Junee River through rainforest and open woodland. The track arrives at the entrance of the cave where the river rises to the surface after travelling 30 kilometres underground through a system of almost 300 caves. Four kilometre drive or moderate bike ride from Maydena.
Marriotts Falls Track
A moderate short walk beside the Tyenna River to impressive falls surrounded by fallen logs, ferns and rainforest trees. The walk passes through groves of tree ferns and immense swamp gums. Fifteen minute drive east from Maydena (take Tyenna Rd turn-off after five kilometres).
Maydena is surrounded by national parks and reserves that make up the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. There are numerous bushwalks available of varying lengths and difficulty. See 'Surrounds' section below.
Eleven of the twelve Tasmanian endemic bird species are found in the Maydena region. See 'Surrounds' section below for popular birding spots.
The Tyenna River between Westerway and Maydena is one of Tasmania's premier trout fishing rivers. An angling licence is required.
Mt Field National Park has a downhill skiing area with three tows - two on the slopes of Mt Mawson and one on the slopes of the Rodway Range.
Take the opportunity to relax and unwind in the peaceful surroundings.
Mt Field National Park
This world heritage-listed park has a wide variety of waterfalls, wildlife and vegetation, ranging from tall swamp gum forests and massive tree ferns at the base of the mountain, through to rainforest and alpine vegetation at the higher elevations.
The lower section near the park entrance includes picnic facilities and the famous Russell Falls. Stunning walks through enormous fern forests and some of the tallest trees in the world are available in this area. The upper section at Lake Dobson includes long day walks and skiing areas.
Mt Field is 12 kilometres east of Maydena along Gordon River Rd.
Styx Valley of the Giants
Home to some of the tallest trees in the world, the world heritage-listed Styx Valley is also known for its lush rainforests and wild rivers. Big Tree Reserve is 15 kilometres from Maydena on Styx Rd.
Styx Rd access is via Florentine Rd, which is 2.5 kilometres west of Maydena along Gordon River Rd.
Upper Florentine Valley
The upper reaches of the Florentine are surrounded by the spectacular mountains of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The valley floor is home to giant trees, rainforest and moorlands.
A carpark and information area for bushwalkers is 21 kilometres west of Maydena along Gordon River Rd, or access Lady Binney Reserve via Florentine Rd which is 2.5 kilometres west of Maydena.
Southwest National Park
This magnificent park encompasses over six hundred thousand hectares of wild, inspiring country and forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The park epitomises the grandeur and spirit of remote wilderness in its truest sense.
The Gordon River and Scotts Peak roads wind through forest, scrub and moorland, interspersed with breathtaking views of rugged mountains like the Saw Back, Western Arthur and Frankland ranges. This is wilderness at its best, and it is equally accessible to those who enjoy the comfort of driving as it is to those who wish to walk in some of the most spectacular country in Australia.