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 1,671 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

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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

Latest update

2017-08-21

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King Billy Track parking

Nearest Road:Cradle Mountain Rd
Nearest Town:Cradle Valley
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 35′ 39″
Longitude:E 145° 55′ 32″
Elevation:810 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Private
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Nearby
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:2 car park places at start of track. This is within Cradle Mountain Lodge grounds but visitors are welcome. Facilities are within main Lodge building.

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2 walks from King Billy 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.

Cradle Valley to Belvoir road walk

Goal:Belvoir Lookout car park
Grade:Challenging
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:14,000 m
Return distance:28,000 m
Comment:Follow Penguin/Cradle trail from King Billy Track start at Cradle Mountain Lodge to Belvoir Lookout parking area on Belvoir Rd.

References

, , Penguin Cradle Trail, ed., North West Walking Club Inc., Page , Number , Mount Beecroft to Cradle Mountain

one way pickup
“… a world of valleys, waterfalls and interesting vegetation.”

Sean Smith, 2017, Safarihiker, ed., Safarihiker: Hiking, journeys and audacious adventures in lesser known places, Page , Number , Penguin Cradle Trail, Tasmania

one way pickup
“… leeches, March flies/mosquitoes/jack jumpers gave me a very very warm welcome out by the fire pit.”

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King Billy Circuit

Goal:King Billy Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,000 m
Comment:Track all on boarding, but about 120 steps up and the same down again. At end of track, turn right on road back to start.

References

, , Cradle Mountain Lodge, ed., Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Page , Number , King Billy track

40 minutes circuit
“… age old temperate rainforest…”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 287, Number 84, Enchanted - King Billy

40 minutes circuit
“Dripping wet, mossy rainforest…”

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