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The Giants’ Table and Cottages is nestled in the village of Maydena , only 10 minutes drive from Mount Field National Park and en route to the South West Wilderness World Heritage Area.

There are a great number of things to see and do in the area around Maydena.

Depending on the amount of time you have available, we can offer many suggestions for walks and adventures in the local area and we will supply a list of these activities on your arrival. There are places to see including the Styx and Florentine Forests, the Junee Cave, Mount Field National Park, Lake Pedder and the Gordon Dam, Scott’s Peak Dam and thousands of walks ranging from 2 hours to 10 days in the S.W. World Heritage Area.

There is also a great trout river and tons of wildlife to see.

Nearby is a local winery with tastings and sales open from 10am until 4pm daily, which is on the way to/from New Norfolk and Hobart. Check out Kinvarra Estate at Plenty.

A few Facts:

  • The last Tasmanian Tiger to be caught in Tasmania was in the Florentine Valley.
  • The South West World Heritage Area comprises 1.38 million hectares of pristine wilderness
  • Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon hold 27 times the volume of water contained in Sydney Harbour. It is the largest inland freshwater storage in Australia.
  • The Styx Valley has Giant Trees up to 100 metres tall
  • The tallest commercial abseil in Australia can be found at the Gordon Dam.
  • The Junee Cave is part of the deepest limestone cave system in Australia. The Junee River flows underground to the cave from Mount Field and emerges as a waterfall in the Junee Cave and then cascades down to join the Tyenna River.
  • The Tyenna River is mooted to be the best Trout River in Australia. We can put you in touch with a local fishing guide who also hires out waders and equipment in the season and can offer lessons to the new angler.
  • Platypus abound in the Tyenna River as well as in our lake and ponds, with sightings almost guaranteed. (Platypus hibernate during winter).
 

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