Where to easily see giant and tall trees in Tasmania......
Mount Field National Park
The Tall Trees walk can be linked to the Waterfalls Circuit – there are also some huge old trees to be seen on the Lake Dobson rd which winds up to the higher lakes area of the park.
The Tall Trees parking area is at: 42°40'56.9"S 146°42'13.2"E
Styx Valley Big Trees Reserve
Forestry Tasmania bestowed the rather unoriginal names of ‘Big Tree’ and ‘Bigger Tree’ for the two tallest old E. regnans in this stand. The usual access is via Maydena and then take the Styx River Rd. The reserve is at:
Lady Binney Reserve
Take the Florentine rd past Maydena. After about 9km you’ll arrive at a wonderful stand of old E. obliqua. There is still an old track that winds through the stand. Although it is currently not signposted, with a bit of searching it can be found on the lower side of the road near an obvious wider cleared section.
Manning Road Stand
Although you have to drive all through the virtually completely cleared Florentine Valley to get to it (before the 1950s it was pure old forest of pre 1800s origin), the Manning Road stand gives you an idea of the type of forest that once was widespread in the Florentine. This stand has its origins around 1800, so the trees are not as large in girth as those in other places, however, most still have intact crowns, something rare in old growth forests in Tasmania.
Waterfall Creek road, Styx Valley
The ‘Walk into Mordor’ begins off this road at approximately 42°49'05.1"S 146°40'22.5"E
Some of the gnarliest trees in Tasmania occur in this area.
Arve Big Tree
The elevated walkway has been rebuilt to this monster tree. Accessible to all, if you only have time to see one tree in Tasmania, this one is the easiest and one of the best.
Bennetts rd - Geeveston
If you walk from about 43°09'33.4"S 146°50'22.3"E
To 43°10'13.9"S 146°50'14.5"E you’ll see some wonderful old trees. While the largest tree in the stand ‘El Mastre’ is well off the track and not visible from the road, Friar Bennetts, Elder Bennetts and other beastly trees are easily seen.
Evercreech Forest Reserve – Mathinna
In the North east of the state, the Evercreech Forest Reserve contains the tallest known manna gum ‘Eucalyptus viminalis’. Called ‘Sir Vim’, it can be viewed after a short loop walk:
Blue Tier Giant - Weldborough
To visit the Blue Tier Giant, follow the sign north off Tasman Highway a few kilometers south east of the town of Weldborough in the North east of Tasmania. Follow this major forestry road for about 1 km just past a quarry, then a sign will lead you right, down on a lesser road - take it easy on this road, the track is overgrown on both sides, visibility is limited and there is room for only one vehicle. The walk starts at approximately 41°13'50.7"S 147°59'03.1"E
The Dip Falls Forest Reserve in the North West of the State has an added attraction to its waterfall: A beastly old E. obliqua. The reserve is found here: 41°02'05.6"S 145°22'36.7"E