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 1,609 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.

Data Entry

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

Latest update

2017-05-22

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Chalet Picnic Area parking (Mt Barrow)

Nearest Road:Mt Barrow Rd
Nearest Town:Nunamara
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 22′ 5″
Longitude:E 147° 25′ 50″
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
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 (Mt Barrow)

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.

Mount Barrow Ascent

Goal:Top of the zig-zag ascent
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Walk up Mt Barrow Zig Zag access road from lower car park to upper car park.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 40, Number 14, 14 - Mount Barrow

“Stop at the Chalet picnic area and walk up to the top of the plateau.”

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Mount Barrow Chalet Circuit

Goal:Little waterfall
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:Child-friendly circuit in paperbark forest

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 40, Number 14, 14 - Mount Barrow

“There is a pleasant circuit walk at the Chalet picnic area at the base of the mountain.”

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