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.

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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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2017-08-21

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Leven Canyon Floor car park

Nearest Road:Loongana Rd
Nearest Town:Ulverstone
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 24′ 5″
Longitude:E 146° 1′ 5″
Elevation:430 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Stay on Loongana Road (do not turn into Leven Canyon Road) About 1km past that intersection, find sign for Leven Canyon Floor Walk. Parking is on side of road.

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3 walks from Leven Canyon Floor car park

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.

Leven Canyon Floor Downstream Walk

Goal:Rock buttress
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:825 m
Return distance:1,650 m
Comment:Walk down to bridge and then right (downstream) on Penguin Cradle Trail to big rock buttreess. Return before the very difficult section.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 54, Number 21, Leven Canyon Floor

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“… leads to a scenic point on the river where there is a big elbow bend and an imposing rock buttress”

Wings Wildlife Park, 2015, Wings Wildlife Park, ed., EMMARK STUDIOS, Page , Number 11, 11 - Stand in Awe at the Canyon Floor

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“… track to the right past the river splits to the Devils Elbow…”

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Leven Canyon Floor Upstream Walk

Goal:Creek crossing
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk down to bridge, and then left (upstream on Penguin Cradle Trail till next little stream crossing. Return

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 54, Number 21, Leven Canyon Floor

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“… the river can be quite impressive in winter with the torrent of water…”

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Leven Canyon Walk to Bridge over Leven River

Goal:Bridge over Leven River
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:From top of track (on roadside) to bridge and return

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 54, Number 21, Leven Canyon Floor

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Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 245, Number 79, Leven Canyon

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“Even though paved roadway could be driven for some of the way, we suggest you walk.”

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