Styx Valley Big Tree Reserve
On a recent visit to the Styx Valley big tree reserve I noticed a few changes afoot…
It seems almost all of the viewing infrastructure has been taken out. The walking track is still there but the sloped wall you could lie back on to look up at the forest giants is gone. As is the little “up and over” steps shortly afterwards, and the seating near the “Bigger Tree” is completely gone too.
This in no way detracted from the experience, in fact I really liked the open space around the “Bigger Tree” and spent a fair bit of time composing and shooting in a spot I have been too many times over the years but only really came away with a shot I am happy with on this particular trip.
Across the road from the walking track is another track that leads down to the Styx River where the giant eucalypts give way to giant myrtles. It is a beautiful spot to relax, beside the tannin stained waters of the river and under the deep green canopy of the forest.
And best of all, given there is a good, solid bridge over the Styx River you don’t even need to worry about paying the ferryman to take you to the other side – a little Ancient Greek literary reference for you there folks 😉