StepScape

What is StepScape?

This site is working towards showing every published Tasmanian day walk on a single map.

StepScape is a work in progress, currently showing 1,642 of an estimated 3,000 published day walks in Tasmania.

Caution

This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references provided.

Most of the references made every attempt at accuracy but did not guarantee it. Some are books that are now out of print, so information that was once accurate may not remain so. Changes may include:

  • Land becoming private or reserved
  • Tracks being damaged or rehabilitated
  • Road access being blocked
  • Bad weather or bushfires temporarily making a walk unsafe
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Every pin on the map represents a car park with at least one known walk. Click on the pins for information. Or, click on the Filter tab above to only show the walks that interest you.

Every walk includes a References section listing the books, brochures or websites that mention it. Consult those sources for more information.

Who made this website?

The StepScape website was created by Cowirrie, a small software development company in Launceston. We take information and present it so it is accessible and useful to people. Our other work includes the SepiaScape guides to historic Tasmania and the PBPhonics app for basic English literacy practice.

We have also taken some of these walks ourselves, and written comprehensive walk reports about them.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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2017-07-25

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Arve Falls car park

Nearest Road:Hartz Rd
Nearest Town:Geeveston
Locality:Southern Forests
Latitude:S 43° 12′ 28″
Longitude:E 146° 46′ 10″
Elevation:800 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:About 1.5km past the Waratah Lookout on Hartz Rd. Good parking on east side of road.

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1 walk from Arve Falls car park

Caution

This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references below.

For additional information about safe walking in Tasmania, go to the StepScape tab.

Arve Falls Walk

Goal:Arve Falls
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:Well marked track through buttongrass plains to lookout. Return same way.

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 8, Number 2, Arve Falls

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Mark Hanna, 2008, Walk the Huon, ed., , Page , Number , Arve Falls

15 minutes retrace route
“Very short walk along a well-made track to attractive falls and creek…”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 16, Number 1, Arve Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“A lookout … provides good views of the falls and the valley below.”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 3, Arve Falls

15 minutes retrace route
“… several flights of stairs leading down to a lookout above the falls.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Arve Falls

20 minutes retrace route
“… to the edge of the plateau where the Arve Falls tumble into the valley below.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 72, Number 30, 30 - Arve Falls Lookout

30 minutes retrace route
“to the east the Arve River drops impressively off the escarpment into the valley below”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 38, Number 3, 8 - Arve Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“A scenic lookout has been bult out over the river giving an excellent view of the falls.”

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