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 1,671 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

2017-08-21

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Mount Nelson car park

Nearest Road:Nelson Rd
Nearest Town:Mount Nelson
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 55′ 28″
Longitude:E 147° 20′ 36″
Elevation:340 m
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Southern Outlet to Mt Nelson turn onto Olinda Grove. Then Nelson Rd to Mt Nelson Signal Station at eastern end of road. Or Churchill Ave (by uni) to Nelson Rd and zigzag up hill to Signal Station.

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2 walks from Mount Nelson 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.

Mount Nelson to Sandy Bay Walk

Goal:Lambert St, Sandy Bay
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Pick up the track from the lowest lookout and head gently downhill, heading north west. Arrange pickup in Lambert St, near Casino end of Lambert Park.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, 5 - Mount Nelson to Sandy Bay

1 hour one way pickup
“A very pleasant descent”

, , Greater Hobart Trails, ed., Derwent Estuary Program, Page , Number , Bicentennial Park and Lambert Park

one way pickup
“A downhill walk, the first half of which is through open forest with views of the city.”

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Truganini Reserve Walk to Cartright Reserve

Goal:The Grange Picnic Area
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Downhill walk from Signal station to Cartwright Reserve.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 16, Number 2, 2 - Truganini Reserve

1 hour one way pickup
“A pleasant downhill walk first through open bush and then alongside Cartwright Creek.”

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