Styx River (Tasmania)

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Styx River
Tasmania logging 04 Styx River from rumbly bridge.jpg
Logging threatens many species in the Styx Valley
Mouth confluence with River Derwent
Basin countries Australia

The Styx River is a river in the centre of southern Tasmania. The upper reaches of the Styx River are located in the Tasmanian Wilderness, south west of Maydena. The river is a popular destination for river-rafting and canoeing.

The Styx Valley contains old growth forests including the tallest hardwood trees on earth, Eucalyptus regnans. The Wilderness Society and Senator Bob Brown have campaigned to save the forest from clearing for woodchips.[1] Some trees are so large they have become tourist attractions and named, including the Christmas Tree and Chapel Tree.

The first settlers in the valley arrived in 1812.[2]

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  1. ^ "Thousands Rally to Save Australia's Tallest Trees". 14 July 2003. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Bushy Park". The Age. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 

Coordinates: 42°42′46″S 146°54′26″E / 42.7128°S 146.9072°E / -42.7128; 146.9072