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
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.

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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

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2017-08-22

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Lake Skinner parking

Nearest Road:McDougalls Rd
Nearest Town:Huonville
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 42° 56′ 24″
Longitude:E 146° 42′ 57″
Elevation:590 m
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table

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1 walk from Lake Skinner 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.

Lake Skinner Walk from McDougall Rd

Goal:Lake Skinner Outlet
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,400 m
Return distance:8,800 m
Comment:Signed track from the end of McDougalls Rd to Lake Skinner and return.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 190, Number 35, Lake Skinner

5 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“The valley floor is strewn with very large dolerite boulders ... dumped here by glaciers.”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 24, Number 1, 2 - Lake Skinner

4 hours retrace route
“At one point there is an intersection with an obviously newer track…. Be sure to go straight ahead.”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 26, Number 1, 3 - New Road - Old Mill Site

40 minutes retrace route
“The mill site, the destination of the walk, is situated in a large grassy area, ideal for a picnic..”

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