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.

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Jan Horton

Programming

Michael Horton

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Google Maps JavaScript API

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

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Mt Stuart Lookout

Nearest Road:Mt Stuart Rd
Nearest Town:Mt Stuart
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 52′ 27″
Longitude:E 147° 17′ 48″
Elevation:225 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local Council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No Toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive into Knocklofty Reserve on Mt Stuart Rd. Parking at the end of the road

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4 walks from Mt Stuart Lookout

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.

Fiona Allan Walkway circuit

Goal:Track junction
Grade:Long climb
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:900 m
Comment:Walk back down road to sharp corner. Continue south on Fiona Allan Memorial Walkway and round to junction with track back down to car park

References

One-off references, Mount Stuart News December 2006

“… who was Fiona Allan?”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 30, Number 9, 9 - Knocklofty Summit

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 36, Number 12, 12 - Knocklofty Summit

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Knocklofty Summit Loop from Mt Stuart Road

Goal:Knocklofty Summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:5,200 m
Comment:From lookout car park, follow track to summit. Return via loop track.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2011, Hobart's Best Bush Coast & City Walks, Woodslane Books, Page 28, Number 4, Knocklofty Reserve

2 hours circuit
“A pleasant experience suitable for families and dogs”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 36, Number 12, 12 - Knocklofty Summit

1 hour 30 minutes circuit
“The track rises steeply initially but it is only a short climb.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 30, Number 9, 9 - Knocklofty Summit

1 hour 30 minutes circuit
“This top affords few good views, however, because of the trees and the absence of a distinct peak.”

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Mount Stuart Lookout

Goal:Mt Stuart Lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:25 m
Return distance:50 m
Comment:Lookout is just beside the car park area.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2011, Hobart's Best Bush Coast & City Walks, Woodslane Books, Page 28, Number 4, Knocklofty Reserve

“Lookout over the suburbs of Hobart to the northeast.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 34, Number 11, 11- Mount Stuart to West Hobart

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 28, Number 8, 8- Mount Stuart to West Hobart

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Mount Stuart to West Hobart

Goal:Knocklofty Reserve
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:From Mt Stuart Lookout, take track to top of Knocklofty and then south east to Forest Road entrance to park.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 34, Number 11, 11- Mount Stuart to West Hobart

2 hours one way pickup
“Panoramic views of Hobart”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 28, Number 8, 8- Mount Stuart to West Hobart

2 hours one way pickup
“This walk can be arranged as a one way walk or return trip.”

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