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.

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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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2017-08-15

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Halls Falls parking area

Nearest Road:Anchor Road
Nearest Town:Pyengana
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 15′ 31″
Longitude:E 148° 1′ 35″
Elevation:190 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:Shelter

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1 walk from Halls Falls 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.

Halls Falls Walk

Goal:Halls Falls - base
Grade:Some steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:2,500 m
Comment:A variety of sites on the way to some smallish falls over an old weir on the Groom River

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 62, Number 25, 25 - Halls Falls

1 hour 30 minutes circuitretrace
“… a myriad of delightful tracks to explore.”

Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 24, Number 7, Halls Falls

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, 2014, Cowirrie Commentary, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number 23, Walking to Halls Falls, Tasmania

2 hours 30 minutes circuit
“Partial circuit on return to car park”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 23, Halls Falls Pyengana

30 minutes circuitretrace
“… gets quite sleep as you get closer to the waterfall…”

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