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 1,792 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

Upper Cam Falls parking

Latest walk

Winterbrook Rainforest Loop track end

Latest change

Updating Winterbrook

Updated on

2017-10-14

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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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Fluted Cape parking area

Nearest Road:Adventure Bay Rd
Nearest Town:Adventure Bay
Locality:Bruny Island
Latitude:S 43° 21′ 51″
Longitude:E 147° 21′ 14″
Elevation:2 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet

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3 walks from Fluted Cape parking area

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.

Fluted Cape Walk

Goal:Fluted Cape summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:5,400 m
Comment:Grass Point Track to the point, then Fluted Cape track to summit. Continue circuit track back to car park.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 7, Fluted Cape track

2 hours 30 minutes circuit

Hillary Cane, Bill Erickson, Bec & John Davis, Mike & Anne Briggs, 1998, Bruny Island - A Guide for Walkers, 2nd ed., Grundys Point Press, Tasmania, Page 28

Bruny Island - Attractions and Accommodation, Number 6, Fluted Cape

3 hours retrace route
“… challenging, steep climb…”

Nick Dotson, 2016, Welcome to Bruny Island, Bruny Island Accommodation Services, Adventure Bay: Fluted Cape

3 hours circuit
“Please note that this walk should not be attempted by young children unless closely supervised.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 38, Number 8, Fluted Cape

2 hours 30 minutes circuit
“The sea cliffs here are up to 250m high.”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, blank, Page 36, Number 1, Fluted Cape

3 hours circuit
“… steep in sections with some substantial climbin required to reach the Fluted Cape summit at 272m.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Fluted Cape

2 hours 30 minutes circuit
“The track climbs steeply, staying close to the coastal cliffs…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 76, Number 32, 32 - Grass Point and Fluted Cape

3 hours circuit
“The climb is steep in part and continues for over 1 km before the highest point is reached.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 72, Number 30, 30 - Grass Point

1 hour 30 minutes circuit
“… keen walkers can pick up a foot track climbing southeast along the clifftops to Fluted Cape.”

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Grass Point Walk

Goal:Ruins of whaling station
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Take Grass Point Track along coast to Grass Point, the site of old whaling station. Return the same way unless you want the steep walkup Fluted Cape.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 7, Fluted Cape Walk

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route

Hillary Cane, Bill Erickson, Bec & John Davis, Mike & Anne Briggs, 1998, Bruny Island - A Guide for Walkers, 2nd ed., Grundys Point Press, Tasmania, Page 26

Bruny Island - Attractions and Accommodation, Number 7, Grass Point

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Coastal walk, suitable for families.”

Nick Dotson, 2016, Welcome to Bruny Island, Bruny Island Accommodation Services, Adventure Bay: Grassy Point

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“During migration season Southern Right Whales return to Adventure Bay.”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, blank, Page 36, Number 1, Fluted Cape

1 hour retrace route
“… trail to Grass Point is recommended for families with young children.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Grass Point

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Grass Point is an open grassland … remains of structures associated with the bay whaling industry.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 76, Number 32, 32 - Grass Point and Fluted Cape

“An easy coastal walk through light bush…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 72, Number 30, 30 - Grass Point

“Strike out along the beach. At the far end a footpath cuts up thte slope to a track…”

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Penguin Island walk

Goal:Penguin Island
Grade:Challenging
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk out to Grass Point, timing arrival towards low tide. If sea is calm, it is possible to cross to Penguin Island. Walk to left and then north side.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 76, Number 32, 32 - Grass Point and Fluted Cape

“… the swell often surges through the passage so great care should be taken.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 72, Number 30, 30 - Grass Point

“… the scrub is thick and difficult, but progress over the rocks on the northern side is quite easy..”

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