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

Maps

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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PoatinaChalet parking area

Nearest Road:Poatina Rd
Nearest Town:Poatina
Locality:Midlands
Latitude:S 41° 47′ 42″
Longitude:E 146° 57′ 33″
Elevation:255 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Private
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Shelter:Nearby

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3 walks from PoatinaChalet parking area

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.

Poatina Circuit

Goal:Woodside Rivulet junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:6,000 m

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 94, Number 27, Poatina

2 hours 30 minutes circuit
“The resort provieds a calm, relaxed atmosphere for visitors… a network of named walking tracks…”

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SheepTrack Circuit from Northern Track

Goal:Poatina Rd
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,500 m

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 94, Number 27, Poatina

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Wheelbarrow Circuit to Poatina Creek Track

Goal:Woodside Rivulet
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Along Franklin Ave, then right along Wilmot St to Wheelbarrow Creek Traack. Turn up Woodside Rivulet and then return on Creek Tk to start.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 94, Number 27, Poatina

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