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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MacGregor Peak parking

Nearest Road:MacGregor Rd
Nearest Town:Murdunna
Locality:Tasmana Peninsula
Latitude:S 42° 58′ 21″
Longitude:E 147° 55′ 35″
Elevation:220 m
Car Park:Rough
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Parking just before old forestry gate at road junction.
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3 walks from MacGregor Peak 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.

Fazackerleys Range Circuit

Goal:MacGregor Peak
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:10,000 m
Comment:Follow route to MacGregor Peak, then Fazackerleys Range track. West on Schofields Rd, next Jeep track on left over saddle and on to car park.

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 30, Number 17, Fazackerleys Range Circuit

4 hours circuit
“Grade - medium”

Karen Meredith, Walking the Tasman Peninsula 2011, Number 4, Walk Number 4 - Fazackerleys Range Circuit 14/2/2011

6 hours 30 minutes circuit
“… taking longer than anticipated, due mainly to the condition of the track…”

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MacGregor Fire Tower walk

Goal:MacGregor Fire Tower
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment: Follow sign to fire tower up old 4WD track, then current 4wd track. From tower parking area, footpad leads to tower. Return same way.

References

Karen Meredith, Walking the Tasman Peninsula 2011, Number 4, Walk Number 4 - Fazackerleys Range Circuit 14/2/2011

3 hours retrace route
“The track was very steep and very rocky, in fact exceedingly steep and rocky!”

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MacGregor Peak walk

Goal:MacGregor Peak summit
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment: Follow sign to fire tower up old 4WD track. Then tagged track to summit. Return same way

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 28, Number 16, MacGregor Peak

3 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Grade - medium”

Karen Meredith, Walking the Tasman Peninsula 2011, Number 4, Walk Number 4 - Fazackerleys Range Circuit 14/2/2011

3 hours retrace route
“One hour from the fire tower the track reaches a trig point at the true summit of MacGregor Peak…”

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