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 1,639 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

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2017-07-07

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Donaghys Hill car parking

Nearest Road:Lyall Hwy
Nearest Town:Derwent Bridge
Locality:West Coast
Latitude:S 42° 11′ 28″
Longitude:E 145° 56′ 27″
Elevation:460 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:On south side of Lyell Highway, near a sharp bend just west of the cutting through Donaghys Hill.

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2 walks from Donaghys Hill car 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.

Collingwood and Franklin Rivers Junction Walk

Goal:Junction of Collingwood River and Franklin River
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk to just before Lookout. Follow foot pad down to the south and across buttongrass plain to river junction. Return same way.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 36, Number 13, Collingwood and Franklin Rivers

3 hours retrace route
“A short walk to the junction of the two rivers…”

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Donaghys Lookout Walk

Goal:Donaghys Hill Lookout
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,100 m
Return distance:2,200 m
Comment:Walk south on old road to find track which is well sheltered till near end. Rough climb over rocks to the lookout with many steps. Return.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 23, Donaghys Lookout

40 minutes retrace route
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Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 200, Number 62, Donaghys Lookout

45 minutes retrace route
“This track sidles up the south-eastern slopes of Donaghys Hill in mossy, damp forest…”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 4, Number 3, Donaghys Lookout

45 minutes retrace route
“… combining lovely rainforest settings with breath taking views.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Donaghys Hill Wilderness Lookout Walk

40 minutes retrace route
“… a well graded track.”

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