Critical Alert 

Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Big Tree Walk, Styx Valley
Big Tree Walk, Styx Valley (photograph: Craig Vertigan)
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Styx Tall Trees Conservation Area

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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


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​​​The main reason for visiting the Styx Tall Trees Conservation Area is to see the towering Eucalyptus regnans, also known as giant ash, which give the reserve its name. It's not just their height but the girth of these remarkable trees which render them among the largest and tallest eucalypts on the planet. They played a significant role in Tasmania's controversial environmental history and after a bitter campaign were added to the forest reserve system in 2013.

The Styx Tall Trees Conservation Area now protects these iconic trees and visitors are continually enchanted by the powerful individual titles bestowed on the Chapel Tree, Firebird Wonder, Gandalf's Staff, Icarus Dream and Two Towers.

The reserve's proximity to ​Mount Field National Park make it an ideal side trip.

There are several signposted walks which enable visitors to appreciate the forest giants and the enchanting landscape that supports them. 

For those with a keen interest in trout fishing, please see the Inland Fisheries Service website​​ for more information on where to go and freshwater fishing licence​ requirements. Please check allowed angling method​ rules for a specific water.

Styx Rivers Walk ​

A 200 metre stroll by the Styx Bridge at the confluence of the Styx and South Styx rivers.

Big Tree Reserve 

A well-developed boardwalk with a viewing platform and a toilet. The easy grade path wanders among towering giants for 700 metres.

Experiences in Styx Tall Trees Conservation Area

Fishing on the rocks at Friendly Beaches, Freycinet National Park

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Fishing

Tasmania has a wealth of excellent inland and ocean fishing locations where you can cast your line.

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