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Isolated Maydena has a rich forestry heritage, but is better known now for its challenging mountain-bike park.

Pinched between Mount Field National Park and Southwest National Park, the town provides easy access to Russell Falls, one of Tasmania’s most beautiful waterfalls, as well as remote Lake Pedder.

The gravity-focused Maydena Bike Park plunges through rainforest above town, while the pace is gentler at Railtrack Riders, a pedal-powered adventure along an historic stretch of railway track.

A short walk outside of town leads to the entrance of Junee Cave, an underground system that harbours 395m-deep Niggly Cave, Australia’s deepest cave.

Mountain biker ripping through the Maydena Bike Park. Surrounded by tall trees and dirt paths.
Maydena Bike Park
Revolution MTB
Dramatic wide angle image of a couple centered around the incredible Styx Valley, surrounded by dense ferns and tall trees.
Styx Tall Trees Conservation Area
Emilie Ristevski

Maydena is an 80min drive (85km) west of Hobart.


Insider tips
  • Crane your neck in the Styx Tall Trees Conservation Area, where Eucalyptus regnans, the mighty mountain ash, grow to more than 90m in height, making them among the world’s tallest trees.
  • Russell Falls are just one of Mount Field National Park’s spectacular waterfalls. Walk the 6km Three Falls Circuit to also take in Horseshoe Falls and Lady Barron Falls.

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