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 1,766 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

Wandella Ave parking at Taroona

Latest walk

Milles Track Lookout from The Sprtings

Latest change

Added Milles Track Lookout from The Springs.

Updated on

2017-09-22

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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Chalet Picnic Area parking

Nearest Road:Pinnacle Road
Nearest Town:Hobart
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 53′ 24″
Longitude:E 147° 14′ 9″
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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2 walks from Chalet Picnic Area 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.

Lost World from Chalet

Goal:Lost World
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:From Chalet down Lost World Track to Lost World and return.

References

One-off references, 1 - Lost World

“… a mass of dolerite columns that have toppled from the wall, creating an airy pile of rock…”

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Organ Pipes Walk, Mt Wellington

Goal:ZigZag Track junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,900 m
Return distance:3,800 m
Comment:From the Chalet along Organ Pipes Track to junction with ZigZag Track. Return.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 1, Organ Pipes, Mt Wellington

3 hours retrace route
“Walk leaves from the Springs and takes walkers beneath the fluted columns known as the Organ Pipes.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 52, Number 20, Organ Pipes Track

2 hours retrace route
“A flat bushwalk on a good track with spectacular scenery.”

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