Upper Florentine Valley
The Upper Florentine Valley, in the south of Tasmania, Australia, is an area recognised for its landscape and old growth forests. It is situated along the Gordon River Road near Maydena in the southwest of the island, roughly three hours drive from Hobart and comprises around 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi) of temperate rainforest. The Upper Florentine forms part of the Florentine catchment upstream (south) from Churchill Creek and lies just outside the World Heritage Area. Geographically it is an area of generally low relief valleys and flats. The area is a known habitat for threatened species of flora and fauna, including sallow wattle, myrtle elbow orchid, grey goshawk, and spotted-tail quoll.