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Breathe in that fresh earthy smell and reset the stress levels amongst some of the tallest trees on earth. The stunning rainforest walks wind through towering swamp gums, river and cave systems, glacial lakes and ancient heath groves.
Channel the Flintstones and pedal yourself along a historic stretch of the railway through the forest. Yabba dabba doo! All that peddling is bound to work up hunger, so pop into the Maydena Fika Time Café for some tasty eats and refuel for more exploring. For more info, see: Railtrack Riders
Mt Field National Park is a favourite and boasts a range of beautiful walks, curious wildlife and stunning views. It’s also home to Russell Falls, one of Tasmania’s most popular and most photographed waterfalls (and star of an 1899 Australian postage stamp). The lovely Russell Falls track is just a 20-minute drive from Maydena. Have a bite to eat at Waterfalls Café and Gallery (hot tip: the scones are amazing, and are made from a secret recipe passed down from the previous owners).
For more info: Mt Field National Park | Waterfalls Café and Gallery
The Mount Field Visitor Centre is open daily and has information on walks and other activities in the area, as well as sales of park passes. The complex also contains the privately-run Waterfalls Café, offering a variety of food and drinks, as well as a gallery where a range of souvenirs are available for sale.
With over 75 trails for beginners through to pros, a unique environment and 820m vertical elevation plus all the necessities like uplift services, bike hire, pump track bike school, and of course, a café, it’s a guaranteed great day out in nature.
The alpine regions of Mount Field National Park are spectacular any time of year, but during the winter months, a dusting of snow can transform the scenery into a winter wonderland. Sitting approximately 1000m above sea level, the Government Huts provide an excellent base for experiencing the alpine regions. They are nestled among snow gums and overlook a beautiful alpine moorland. The Government Huts provide low-cost, basic accommodation for visitors and small groups. Check with Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife for reservations.
Just 5km west of Maydena, nestled amongst lush rainforest, lies the impressive Junee Caves.
The Junee River rises to the surface at the cave entrance, after travelling 30km underground through an extensive system of almost 300 caves. This includes Niggly Cave, Australia’s deepest!
The Derwent Valley Council area offers a range of experiences, food, wine and accommodation options. Hobart and Beyond recommend sampling the produce from the region, including the New Norfolk Distillery, Plenty Cider, Lawrenny Estate Distillery and The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery.