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 1,666 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.

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

Latest update

2017-08-15

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Mount George Scenic Lookout parking

Nearest Road:East Tamar Hwy
Nearest Town:George Town
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 6′ 11″
Longitude:E 146° 51′ 40″
Elevation:180 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Turn north off highway just to the east of George Town onto Mount George Road (which also services the refuse station). Follow road to top of the hill.

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2 walks from Mount George Scenic Lookout 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.

Mount George Boardwalk

Goal:Semaphore
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Boardwalk allows for a longer but flatter grade to the semaphore and historic area. Return same way, or down the steep road.

References

Walker Designs, 2014, Provincial Tamar Website, ed., George Town Municipality, Page , Number , Mt George Scenic Lookout and Historic Semaphore - GeorgeTown

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“A viewing platform for scenic photographic opportunities…”

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Mount George Historic circuit

Goal:Historic walk
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:Walk up road to semaphore, then follow signed track south, then west and north to view artifacts of convict site.

References

Walker Designs, 2014, Provincial Tamar Website, ed., George Town Municipality, Page , Number , Mt George Scenic Lookout and Historic Semaphore - GeorgeTown

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