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 1,675 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

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2017-08-22

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King Solomons Cave parking

Nearest Road:Liena Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Meander Valley
Latitude:S 41° 33′ 6″
Longitude:E 146° 14′ 55″
Elevation:420 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Continue west on Liena Rd for 3km past Mersey Forest Rd intersection. At Caves entrance, park on north side of road as marked.

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5 walks from King Solomons Cave 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.

King Solomon Cave Tour

Goal:Cave Tour
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:Cave tours need to be booked and a fee is charged in addition to Parks Pass

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Mole Creek Karst National Park

“… an area that contains over 300 known caves and sinkholes”

Brenda Bourne, , Mole Creek and Chudleigh, ed., Website, Page , Number , Mole Creek Caves

circuit
“The compact cave features lavish colours and formations, with sparkling calcite …”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 28, Guardian

“… inspired by the hanging shawls of stone … and the fossils of trilobites.”

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King Solomons Flat walk

Goal:Cave office
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:150 m
Return distance:300 m
Comment:Follow path to cave. Good shelter and interpretations. Return same way. Toilets only at car park.

References

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 28, Guardian

“… inspired by the hanging shawls of stone … and the fossils of trilobites.”

Brenda Bourne, , Mole Creek and Chudleigh, ed., Website, Page , Number , Mole Creek Caves

circuit
“The compact cave features lavish colours and formations, with sparkling calcite …”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Mole Creek Karst National Park

“… take a short walk through the beautiful forests in which these caves occur.”

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King Solomons Guardian walk

Goal:Guardian statue
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:20 m
Return distance:40 m
Comment:Follow path for caves for a short distance to find the sculpture.

References

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 28, Guardian

“… inspired by the hanging shawls of stone … and the fossils of trilobites.”

Brenda Bourne, , Mole Creek and Chudleigh, ed., Website, Page , Number , Mole Creek Caves

circuit
“The compact cave features lavish colours and formations, with sparkling calcite …”

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King Solomons Hill walk

Goal:Top of ridge
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,000 m
Comment:Start down Cave track, but turn left on footpad. Keep left at each junction till up hill, then follow arrows round to road and car park.

References

Brenda Bourne, , Mole Creek and Chudleigh, ed., Website, Page , Number , Mole Creek Caves

circuit
“The compact cave features lavish colours and formations, with sparkling calcite …”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Mole Creek Karst National Park

“… take a short walk through the beautiful forests in which these caves occur.”

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King Solomons Nature Walk

Goal:Circuit walk
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:Follow path to cave office. Turn left at entrance, go down steps. Keep left at intersections back to where you started.

References

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 28, Guardian

“… inspired by the hanging shawls of stone … and the fossils of trilobites.”

Brenda Bourne, , Mole Creek and Chudleigh, ed., Website, Page , Number , Mole Creek Caves

circuit
“The compact cave features lavish colours and formations, with sparkling calcite …”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Mole Creek Karst National Park

“… take a short walk through the beautiful forests in which these caves occur.”

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