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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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.

Data Entry

Jan Horton

Programming

Michael Horton

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Google Maps JavaScript API

Components

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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Blue Tier Giant Car Park

Nearest Road:Lehners Ridge Rd
Nearest Town:Weldborough
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 14′ 2″
Longitude:E 147° 59′ 10″
Elevation:530 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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4 walks from Blue Tier Giant 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.

Blue Tier Giant Circuit Walk

Goal:Blue Tier Giant
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:3,500 m
Comment:Downhill to water race, then circuit walk past Cradle Tree, short side walk to Giant Tree, complete circuit and return up hill.

References

TourismTasmania, 2016, Discover Tasmania, Tourism Tasmania, Walk to the Blue Tier Giant

2 hours circuitretrace
“… the widest living tree in Australia.”

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Blue Tier Giant Picnic Area

Goal:Picnic area
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Walk in about 100m on track, take signed track to left into picnic area.

References

TourismTasmania, 2016, Discover Tasmania, Tourism Tasmania, Walk to the Blue Tier Giant

“The start of the walk is well marked and easy to follow.”

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Blue Tier Giant Short Walk

Goal:Blue Tier Giant
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,200 m
Return distance:2,400 m
Comment:Downhill to water race, take lower track direct to Giant tree. Return.

References

TourismTasmania, 2016, Discover Tasmania, Tourism Tasmania, Walk to the Blue Tier Giant

“… the widest living tree in Australia.”

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Groom River Walk

Goal:Groom River
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:4,380 m
Comment:Take circuit to Giant Tree, continue to Groom River, return to Tree and complete Circuit to car park.

References

TourismTasmania, 2016, Discover Tasmania, Tourism Tasmania, Walk to the Blue Tier Giant

“… you could also return via the Groom River”

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