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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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.

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

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Hastings Hot Springs parking area

Nearest Road:Hastings Cave Rd
Nearest Town:Hastings
Locality:South
Latitude:S 43° 24′ 47″
Longitude:E 146° 52′ 26″
Elevation:30 m
Fee:Entry fee
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Tap if open
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Huon Highway, 3km north of Southport turn west into Hastings Cave Rd. It is about 7.5km to the Thermal Springs (and a further 5km to the cave)

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2 walks from Hastings Hot Springs 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.

Hastings Hot Springs Nature Trail

Goal:Hot spring
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,000 m
Comment:From the visitor centre, take the outer loop into the forest.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Hot Springs Forest Walk

30 minutes circuit
“… a 30 minute hot springs forest walk.”

TourismTasmania, 2016, Discover Tasmania, Tourism Tasmania, Hastings Cavees State Reserve and Thermal Springs

“The longer Hot Springs Track leads to where the warm waters of one creek meet the cold waters…”

Bruce Elder, 2016, Aussie towns, Aussie Towns, Two walks near the The Thermal Pool

“The longer Hot Springs walk branches off the Platypus walk…”

Tania Horne, 2016, Think Tasmania.com, Hastings Caves Visitor Centre

“… there's a special place where you can lean down and touch the water…”

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Hastings Platypus Walk

Goal:Track junction
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:450 m
Comment:From the visitor centre, take the inner loop from the swimming pool

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Platypus walk

10 minutes circuit
“… 10 minutes playpus walk”

TourismTasmania, 2016, Discover Tasmania, Tourism Tasmania, Hastings Cavees State Reserve and Thermal Springs

“… an easy, wheelchari accessible forest trail”

Bruce Elder, 2016, Aussie towns, Aussie Towns, Two walks near the The Thermal Pool

“… passes through wet follows … to a warm spring”

Tania Horne, 2016, Think Tasmania.com, Hastings Caves Visitor Centre

“… watch fish in the stream, or search for a playpus.”

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