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 1,626 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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2017-06-21

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Lost Falls car park

Nearest Road:Crossins Rd
Nearest Town:Fingal
Locality:Eastern Forests
Latitude:S 42° 2′ 35″
Longitude:E 147° 53′ 28″
Management:Forestry Tasmania
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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4 walks from Lost Falls 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.

Lost Falls - River Pools Walk

Goal:River Pools
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:350 m
Return distance:700 m
Comment:At track junction go right. Follow foot pad to a series of river pools above the falls. 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 162, Number 29, Lost Falls

retrace route
“… you can find a number of smaller rockpools as the track ends.”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 40, Lost Falls - near Lake Leake

retrace route
“… there is another track that takes you to rock pools.”

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Lost Falls Lookout Walk

Goal:Lost Falls Lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:At the track junction, go left to the fenced lookout and continue to second fenced lookout. 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 162, Number 29, Lost Falls

retrace route
“… lovely views into the densely forested steep-sided Lost Falls Creek below.”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 40, Lost Falls - near Lake Leake

10 minutes retrace route
“…… a viewing platform that is situated above Lost Falls…”

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Lost Falls Walk to Coastal Scenic View

Goal:Coastal Scenic View
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:From car park, take 'Coastal Scenic View' track to bare rock plateau. Coastal views on a clear day.

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 162, Number 29, Lost Falls

retrace route
“… winds up a small rocky knoll through open dry bushland to a small, solid dolerite plateau.”

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Lost Falls Walk to Lookout and River Pools

Goal:Lost Falls Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:350 m
Return distance:700 m
Comment:Go left at track junction to Lookouts and then upriver to the river pools. Return to car park.

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 40, Number 13, Lost Falls

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, 2014, Cowirrie Commentary, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number 16, Walking to Lost Falls, Tasmania

1 hour 50 minutes retrace route
“The falls are far below the level of the lookout…”

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 162, Number 29, Lost Falls

45 minutes retrace route
“… you will see the falls on the bare rock beneath with dolerite columns towering above them.”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 40, Lost Falls - near Lake Leake

retrace route
“… there is another track that takes you to rock pools.”

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