Styx Big Tree Circuit

30 min to 45 min

510 m
circuit

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Easy track
Starting from the car park on Styx Road, Styx Big Tree Forest Reserve, this walk takes you on a circuit along the Styx Big Tree Walk and the Styx River Walk. Located in the heart of the Styx Valley, the Big Tree Reserve protects some of Tasmania's largest trees, the towering Eucalyptus regnans, many of which are taller than 90 metres and over 400 years old. The reserve features a short loop through lush rainforest, passing several giant trees marked with informative signs. The gravel and boardwalk track is mostly flat and very easy to navigate, with viewing platforms and seating along the way. Toilets and information boards are located at the trailhead. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Styx Big Tree Walk & Styx Road (-42.813597,146.6563415)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Lyell Highway, A10, New Norfolk.
  • Turn on to Montagu Crescent, A10 then drive for 1.1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Montagu Street, B62 and drive for another 18.4 km
  • Turn left onto Gordon River Road, B61 and drive for another 11.1 km
  • Turn left onto Gordon River Road, B61 and drive for another 22.5 km
  • Turn right onto Florentine Road and drive for another 260 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Styx Road and drive for another 660 m
  • Keep right onto Styx Road and drive for another 1.6 km
  • Keep left onto Styx Road and drive for another 12.2 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Styx Big Tree Walk & Styx Road Start heading along Styx Big Tree Walk (a walking track).
Find the sign at the start.
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Styx Big Tree Walk & Big Tree Trail) continue straight, to head along Styx Big Tree Walk.
Then pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
After another 210 m (at the intersection of Big Tree Trail & Styx Big Tree Walk) turn right, to head along Big Tree Trail.
Then find the "A Towering Giant" (10 m on your left).
A Towering Giant
A Towering Giant

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After another 130 m (at the intersection of Styx Big Tree Walk & Big Tree Trail) turn left, to head along Styx Big Tree Walk.
Continue another 85 m to find at the intersection of Styx Road & Styx Big Tree Walk at the end.
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Terrain
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Styx Big Tree Circuit


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 510 m
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 85 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
85 m[toilet]
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