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 1,796 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

Muirs Beach car park

Latest walk

Campbells Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Campbells Beach

Updated on

2017-10-19

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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Butlers Gorge parking

Nearest Road:Butlers Gorge Rd
Nearest Town:Tarraleah
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 42° 16′ 7″
Longitude:E 146° 15′ 56″
Elevation:730 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed

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3 walks from Butlers Gorge 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.

Butlers Gorge walk west

Goal:Track junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Cross Clark Dam wall and follow 4WD track that heads uphill 1.5km to track junction. Return.

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 196, Denison Range, King William Range and the Spires

“… follow over-growing mining track… through forests”

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Switchyard Track wak to powerline

Goal:Powerline
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:5,500 m
Return distance:11,000 m
Comment:Switchyard Track north to where the big transmission line meets lake shore. Return

References

John Dawson, 2014, Tassie Trails - Mountain biking trails in Tasmania, Butlers Gorge - Lake King William

“…follow along the lake until about 5.5kms from the start where the track branches…”

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Switchyard Track walk by Lake King William

Goal:Derwent Bridge
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:25,000 m
Comment:Follow Switchyard Track north from Butlers Gorge to Derwent Bridge, east side Lake King William.

References

John Dawson, 2014, Tassie Trails - Mountain biking trails in Tasmania, Butlers Gorge - Lake King William

“…beautiful trails with spectacular bushland and lakeside views.”

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