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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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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Mt Michael parking

Nearest Road:Poimena Rd
Nearest Town:Pyengana
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 11′ 16″
Longitude:E 148° 0′ 36″
Elevation:715 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:To Lottah from Tasman Highway via either end of Lottah Rd (east access is wider road). Poimena Rd is very narrow, winding and unsealed. Can be rough. Continue to marked start of Mt Michael track.

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4 walks from Mt Michael 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 Michael Walk

Goal:Mount Michael summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Follow Three-Notch track north. Left turn up Mt Michael. Over summit and down west side to meet 4WD track back to start.

References

Walk Blue Tier, Friends of the Blue Tier, Blue Tier

“Moderate/Boulders”

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Mt Michael Circuit

Goal:Mount Michael
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Three Notch Track, Mit Michael Track over summit and down other side. Return on Sun Flat Track through old mining area. Beware open shafts.

References

Walk Blue Tier, Friends of the Blue Tier, Blue Tier

“Moderate/Boulders”

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Sun Creek Flat walk

Goal:Little Mount Michael
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,700 m
Return distance:3,400 m
Comment:Start on Mt Michael Track. Cross Sun Creek, left into old track. Old mining area - avoid old shafts. Curve north past Mt Michael, left at Y to summit.

References

Walk Blue Tier, Friends of the Blue Tier, Blue Tier

“Old mining area”

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Three Notch Walk

Goal:Tebrakunna Road junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:12,000 m
Return distance:24,000 m
Comment:From Blue Tier north on the Three Notch Track via the old pack horse route. Pickup at Tebrakunna Rd junction with Three Notch Rd.

References

Walk Blue Tier, Friends of the Blue Tier, Three Notch Track

6 hours retrace route
“The walk is long and difficult…”

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