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 1,903 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks 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.

What are the latest additions?

Latest car park

Mayfield Beach parking

Latest walk

Mother Brown's Bonnet walk

Latest change

Added Mother Brown's Bonnet, updated Woodvine

Updated on

2018-02-12

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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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

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Belvoir Lookout parking

Nearest Road:Cradle Link Rd
Nearest Town:Cradle Valley
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 32′ 23″
Longitude:E 145° 52′ 5″
Elevation:925 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Where Belvoir Rd (Cradle Link Rd) crosses the saddle of Black Bluff range and where Penguin-Cradle trail crosses the road. Parking on both sides of road.

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5 walks from Belvoir Lookout 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.

Belvoir Lookout walk fro Cradle Link Rd

Goal:Belvoir Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:900 m
Return distance:1,800 m
Comment:Follow Penguin Cradle Trail 860m on track to top of ridge. (Then 40m to west up rocky outcrop to cairn if fit enough! - no track for this.) Return.

References

Penguin Cradle Trail, Wildcare, Penguin Cradle Trail - map and notes

“This map and notes package is the definitive guide to the long distance trail …”

Sean Smith, 2017, Safarihiker, Safarihiker: Hiking, journeys and audacious adventures in lesser known places, Penguin Cradle Trail, Tasmania

“… pants and gaiters are recommended when rocking through this section of wilderness and insects…”

Penguin Cradle Trail, Wildcare, Penguin Cradle Trail - map and notes

“New track markers are in place”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Prospect Mountain 29Dec17

“Track to Belvoir Lookout has been slashed. Beyond is scratchy and dense walking.”

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Belvoir Road to Cradle Valley walk

Goal:King Billy car park
Grade:Challenging
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:14,000 m
Return distance:28,000 m
Comment:Follow Penguin/Cradle Trail from Belvoir Rd to King Billy Track car park at Cradle Mountain Lodge

References

Penguin Cradle Trail, Wildcare, Penguin Cradle Trail - map and notes

“This map and notes package is the definitive guide to the long distance trail …”

Sean Smith, 2017, Safarihiker, Safarihiker: Hiking, journeys and audacious adventures in lesser known places, Penguin Cradle Trail, Tasmania

“… pants and gaiers are recommended when rocking through this section of wilderness and insects…”

Penguin Cradle Trail, Wildcare, Penguin Cradle Trail - map and notes

“The track is not closed and work is continuing”

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Fourways Falls walk from Cradle Link Road

Goal:The Fourways
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,000 m
Return distance:12,000 m
Comment:Follow Penguin/Cradle Trail from Belvoir Rd to Fourways. Falls on Fleece Creek visible across the valley. Return

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, The Fourways - Fleece Creek

5 hours retrace route
“The Fourway waterfalls will come into view from a distance…”

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Prospect Mountain walk from Cradle Link Rd

Goal:Prospect Mountain
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk north on Penguin Cradle Trail from car park on Cradle Link Rd along ridge line to historic cairn on top of Prospect Mt. Return

References

Penguin Cradle Trail, Wildcare, Penguin Cradle Trail - map and notes

“This map and notes package is the definitive guide to the long distance trail …”

Sean Smith, 2017, Safarihiker, Safarihiker: Hiking, journeys and audacious adventures in lesser known places, Penguin Cradle Trail, Tasmania

“… pants and gaiters are recommended when rocking through this section of wilderness and insects…”

Penguin Cradle Trail, Wildcare, Penguin Cradle Trail - map and notes

“The track is not closed and work is continuing”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Prospect Mountain 29Dec17

“Track to Belvoir Lookout has been slashed. Beyond is scratchy and dense walking.”

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Rocky Mount Lookout walk

Goal:Rocky Mount Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:260 m
Return distance:520 m
Comment:Walk up track past yellow boom gate to electricity pylon. Foot pad from there to top of hill with descriptive panels and compass plate to mountains.

References

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Rocky Mount Lookout

20 minutes retrace route
“Good view of Vale of Belvoir and surrounding mountains.”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Rocky Mount Lookout 29 Dec 17

“Note that the compass directions on brass plate are about 10 degrees out of alignment!”

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