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 1,666 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

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

Latest update

2017-08-15

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Guide Falls Upper Car Perk

Nearest Road:West Ridgely Rd
Nearest Town:Ridgely
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 9′ 28″
Longitude:E 145° 48′ 16″
Elevation:190 m
Fee:No charge
Car Park:Good unsealed
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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2 walks from Guide Falls Upper Car Perk

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.

Guide Falls - Walking Track toTop of Falls

Goal:Top of Guide Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Follow track down from upper carpark to top of falls. Return

References

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, ed., westinlet@tassie.net.au, Page , Number , Guide Falls

retrace route
“An easy walking track to the base of the two-tiered falls…”

Peter S. Manchester, 2010, Created From Chaos - a geological trail of 100 sites in Tasmania, 1 ed., Peter S. Manchester, Page 221, Number , ...Guide Falls, Ridgely

“The Guide Falls were formed about 30Ma to 36 Ma by a series of lava flows…”

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Guide Falls Viewing Platform

Goal:View of Guide Falls
Grade:Flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:10 m
Comment:Viewing platform at upper car park.

References

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, ed., westinlet@tassie.net.au, Page , Number , Guide Falls

no walking
“The road continues to the top of the falls and the viewing platform.”

Peter S. Manchester, 2010, Created From Chaos - a geological trail of 100 sites in Tasmania, 1 ed., Peter S. Manchester, Page 221, Number , ...Guide Falls, Ridgely

“The Guide Falls descending over faulted basalts with poygonal jointing”

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