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 1,642 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
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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

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Michael Horton

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

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2017-07-25

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Kermandie Falls parking area

Nearest Road:Kermandie River Rd
Nearest Town:Geeveston
Locality:Huon Valley
Latitude:S 43° 11′ 11″
Longitude:E 146° 52′ 58″
Elevation:100 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive to end of Kermandie River Rd to park just short of Oigles Rd on map - but no access by car. Cross road to find track start.

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3 walks from Kermandie 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.

Kermandie Falls Walk

Goal:Kermandie Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Cross creek, continue west to forestry road. Track continues west from beside bridge. Follow it upstream to falls. Return.

References

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 32, Number 10, Kermandie Falls

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Di, , Di's Walk a Month, ed., , Page , Number , 26 May 2013 - Kermandie Falls

3 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“The spectacular falls are located in a steep rugged valley… hardly ever in direct sunshin”

Denis, , Hiking South East Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Old Hartz Track - Kermandie Falls

retrace route
“… the falls which were not flowing too much, but never the less were quite a nice sight.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Kermandie falls

3 hours retrace route
“Start where Kermandie River Rd almost meets Oigles Rd”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 66, Number 27, 27 - Kermandie falls

2 hours retrace route
“Note that the road instructions are now out of date. Riawunna Rd not usually accessible.”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 43, Number 3, 14 - Kermandie Falls

3 hours retrace route
“Only the Kermandie River Track option is now available”

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Old Hartz Track from Geeveston to Bennets Rd and return

Goal:Bennetts Rd-Bennets Spur 2 parking
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:8,500 m
Return distance:17,000 m
Comment:Follow route to Kermandie Falls, but left fork just before falls. Follows Kermandie River for first 6km.

References

Denis, , Hiking South East Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Old Hartz Track - Kermandie Falls

7 hours retrace route
“… a good walk through quite nice forest along the river.”

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Old Hartz Track from Geeveston to Hartz Peak parking one way

Goal:Hartz Peak Car Park
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:14,000 m
Return distance:28,000 m
Comment:Follow route to Kermandie Falls, but left fork just before falls. Follows Kermandie River for first 6km. At Bennetts Rd, turn left to find Spur 2 Rd.

References

Denis, , Hiking South East Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Old Hartz Track - Kermandie Falls

retrace route
“… a good walk through quite nice forest along the river.”

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