Maydena is only a ten minute drive from Mount Field National Park with the icon of Tasmania, Russell Falls, at its heart and the often snow-covered Lake Dobson looking down on it.
Here too is the deepest limestone cave system in the Southern Hemisphere accessible in the form of the Junee Cave where a waterfall emerges after racing for 30 km underground.
Maydena was originally built by Australian Newsprint Mills as a logging town to supply timber for their paper mill at Boyer, near New Norfolk. The mill was used to make Newsprint for newspapers around Australia.
These days Maydena is a flourishing town with a bright tourism future, largely due to its proximity to Mount Field National Park, the South West National Park World Heritage area, the Gordon Dam and Lake Pedder and the Styx and Florentine forests and because of its amazingly beautiful setting, surrounded on all sides by tree studded mountains.
Forestry is still a thriving industry in the area, but they have also moved into Tourism and as well as opening the Styx Boardwalk have recently opened the Eagles Eyrie Lookout and the Maydena Adventure Hub.