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 1,843 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks 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.

What are the latest additions?

Latest car park

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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

Components

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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Lowana Rd parking

Nearest Road:Lowana Rd
Nearest Town:Gunns Plains
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 19′ 60″
Longitude:E 146° 0′ 4″
Elevation:110 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:South on Gunns Plains Rd to just past the Caves reserve. Turn west on Marshalls Bridge Rd across Leven River. This becomes Lowana Rd. Follow southward to end at Dobsons Flat. Park before gate.

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3 walks from Lowana Rd 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.

Dobsons Flat walk

Goal:Steep uphill track
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:Start south along the Penguin-Cradle Trail until it starts steeply uphill. Turn back there.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 29, Number 9, Leven River to the Canyon

“… following the river for a short distance along the vehicle track…”

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Leven River Walk - Dobsons Flat to Leven Canyon

Goal:Leven Canyon Floor Track car park
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:13,000 m
Return distance:26,000 m
Comment:Follow Penguin To Cradle Trail along Leven River to Leven Canyon Floor Track bridge. Cross bridge and walk up to car park.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 29, Number 9, Leven River to the Canyon

11 hours one way pickup
“… should only be attempted by fit, strong parties ... able to negotiate steep, rocky terrain.”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 29, Number 9, Leven River to the Canyon

11 hours one way pickup
“… should only be attempted by fit, strong parties ... able to negotiate steep, rocky terrain.”

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Tulip Tree Creek walk along Leven River

Goal:Tulip Tree Creek
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Follow Penguin To Cradle Trail along Leven River to the Tulip Tree Creek crossing. Turn back to car park.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 29, Number 9, Leven River to the Canyon

“… narrower track climbs steeply to avoid the cliffs of the 'northern gate' before descending steeply”

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