Activities and Attractions

The Rail Track Rider

Pedal your way 2km to the end of the Railway line and back! Great fun for all ages and all fitness levels. Book on-line at or phone o427 206 864. Located just behind us at Maydena Station.

The Eagles Eyrie and Maydena Adventure Hub

Forestry Tasmania have completed the construction of a lookout on the outskirts of Maydena at the top of Abbot’s Peak.

The incredible lookout has a 360 degree range taking in the forests, World Heritage area and sights as far away as Strahan – over 100 km to the west.

The look out which is a magnificent building, is known as the Eagles Eyrie.

Visitors access the lookout from the comfort of a 4 wheel drive vehicle which journeys up the mountain through the forests to the top. A journey well worth taking!

During the winter,  tours are on Sundays only at 11am from the Adventure Hub. The trip takes 3 hours and includes a ride on the railtrack Rider, a fully-escorted bus tour to the lookout, lunch, including wine, tea/coffee and soft drinks.

Tour Seasons:

Every Sunday 1 May to 30 September

Saturdays & Sundays 1 October to 24 December

Daily from 26 December to 28 February

Saturdays & Sundays 1 March to 30 April

Further details and bookings can be found on Forestry Tasmania’s website: or by telephoning 1300 720 507



The area is well known for it’s wonderful trout rivers. To ensure full enjoyment, you will need an experienced and knowledgeable guide to show you where to find the best fishing spots. If you are a novice, he can teach you how to fish too!

We highly recommend KnoWhere River Guides based in Maydena. Contact:  Tel: 0458 907 974

or e mail:

If you would like details of where to fish and a downloadable map, go to”


A new sporting activity has just started in the area, offering rafting with a gourmet lunch included. Contact: Liam on 0417 008 422 or take a look at the website:


Why not try the world’s highest abseil – 140 metres.

Aardvark Adventures abseil the Gordon Dam.

Details:  Website:


Or telephone: (03) 6273 7722


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