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 1,675 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
Sites to check before you walk How do I get started?

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

Programming

Michael Horton

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Google Maps JavaScript API

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License

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2017-08-22

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Belbins Road car parking

Nearest Road:Belbins Rd
Nearest Town:Cambridge
Locality:Central Lowlands
Latitude:S 42° 50′ 42″
Longitude:E 147° 24′ 58″
Elevation:95 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Hobart, leave Tasman Highway just south of Cambridge and turn west into Belbins Rd. Park at end of road. Or from Cambridge, south on Cambridge Rd to Belbins Rd.

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3 walks from Belbins Road car parking

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.

Meehan Skyline Trail and Stringy Bark Gully Track from Belbins Rd

Goal:Stringy Bark Gully
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:9,400 m
Return distance:18,800 m
Comment:From Belbins Rd parking, follow Stringy Bark Gully up to joing Clifftop Track and Skyline Trail. Descend on Grassy Valley Fire Trail to MTB car park.

References

Clarence City Council, , Clarence City Council Tracks and Trails, ed., , Page , Number , Meehan Skyline Trail and Stringy Bark Gully Track

3 hours 20 minutes circuit
“Fantastic views of Wellington Range and Cambridge”

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Simmons Hill Circuit via Stringy Bark Gully

Goal:Stringy Bark saddle
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:8,000 m
Comment:Take lower road to 4 way intersection. Cross creek, then zigzag track up ridge. Continue west down to saddle on Stringybark track. South -west home.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , Simmons Hill Circuit

circuit
“Take ridgeline west over hill. Return via Stringy Bark bike track back to car park.”

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Simmons Hill Walk

Goal:Summit of Simmons Hill
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:6,000 m
Comment:Cross creek, then zigzag track up ridge of Simmons Hill. From summit, take steep track south via old quarries, or bike track back to car.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 30, Number 9, 9 - Simmons Hill

3 hours circuit
“A steady climb through open bushland. A steep descent requiring reasonable agility.”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Simmons Hill Walk

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“Could not find the return track downhill from summit. Very overgrown in December 2016 (GH).”

Peter Franklin, 2013, Bushwalks - Descriptions of various bushwalks, mainly in Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Simmons Hill - 19 June 2014

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“… easy walking on and over Simmins Hill…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 26, Number 7, 9 - Simmons Hill

3 hours circuit
“A steady climb through open bushland. A steep descent requiring reasonable agility.”

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