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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Mount Murchison parking

Nearest Road:Anthony Rd
Nearest Town:Roseberry
Locality:West
Latitude:S 41° 49′ 38″
Longitude:E 145° 37′ 58″
Elevation:560 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Take Anthony Road from south of Tullah for 8.9km to track sign on west of road. Park on side of road where possible.

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1 walk from Mount Murchison 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 Murchison Walk

Goal:Mount Murchison summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Track follows ridgeline and is then marked with cairns. Return same way.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 44, Number 18, Mount Murchison

6 hours retrace route
“One of the most rugged and spectacular peaks of the West Coast.”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Mt Murchison

5 hours retrace route
“… views to the distance in all directions...”

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