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 1,675 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

2017-08-22

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Mount Scott parking for west side ascent

Nearest Road:East Diddleum Rd
Nearest Town:Launceston
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 17′ 17″
Longitude:E 147° 29′ 46″
Elevation:630 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:Turn off the Tasman Highway just east of Targa into Camden Hill Road then Diddleum Rd. Left into East Diddleum Rd for about 6km. Right turn, go 400m to track. Boom gate is past it! Good map essential.

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1 walk from Mount Scott parking for west side ascent

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 Scott walk from west

Goal:Mount Scott summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Follow tapes to the top of the ridge, then head south to the summit. Return same way.

References

, , Rockmonkey Adventures, ed., , Page , Number , Scott and Maurice - 18 October 2014

3 hours retrace route
“The highly taped track leads through fern forest…”

Louise Fairfax, , Naturelover's Walks, ed., , Page , Number , Mt Scott 15 May 2014

retrace route
“At the start of the walk there is actually a little wooden sign with pink ribbon.”

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