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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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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Higgs Track parking

Nearest Road:Westrope Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 40′ 3″
Longitude:E 146° 28′ 12″
Elevation:600 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Western Creek Rd, turn into Westrope rd. After 3km, keep right at each junction. Car park is at end of road ( 4.4km)

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2 walks from Higgs Track 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.

Higgs Track to Dale Brook

Goal:Dale Brook
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:350 m
Return distance:700 m
Comment:Walk from car park on Higgs Track as far as Dale Brook and return.

References

Brenda Bourne, Mole Creek and Chudleigh, Website, Higgs Track

20 minutes retrace route
“… a 5-10 minutes walk to Dale Brook … walk downstream 50 m to find the log bridge…”

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie

“As of 04-Sep-2016, Road is open to car park.”

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Higgs Track to Lady Lake Hut

Goal:Lady Lake hut
Grade:Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,800 m
Return distance:7,600 m
Comment:From car park, head west to cross Dale Brook and then it is uphill to edge of plateau. Keep to dry land to reach the hut. Return.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 108, Number 32, Lady Lake

4 hours 30 minutes retrace route

Brenda Bourne, Mole Creek and Chudleigh, Website, Higgs Track

4 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“… a fairly steep but manageable 4 hour return climb…”

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie

“As of 04-Sep-2016, Road is open to car park.”

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