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

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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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2017-08-22

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Preston Falls and Delanys Falls car parking

Nearest Road:Raymond Rd
Nearest Town:Ulverstone
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 17′ 11″
Longitude:E 146° 3′ 51″
Elevation:310 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Parking area on east side of Raymond Rd, well marked with large signs for 'Preston Falls'.

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3 walks from Preston Falls and Delanys Falls car 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.

Delaneys Fall view from car park

Goal:Delaneys Falls View
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:10 m
Return distance:20 m
Comment:For those who can't tackle the 76 steps down to the falls, they are partially visible from the southern end of the car park through a gap in the trees

References

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 13, Delanys Falls

no defined route
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Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, ed., westinlet@tassie.net.au, Page , Number , Delanys Falls

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Delaneys Falls Walk

Goal:Delaneys Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:150 m
Return distance:300 m
Comment:76 steps down! Sign says 'Preston Falls', but confusion with the names. Preston Fall is upstream and difficult to reach.

References

Tania Horne, 2016, Think Tasmania.com, ed., , Page , Number , Delanys Falls - Jun 24, 2013

15 minutes retrace route
“… a short walk from the roadside to the viewing platform…”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, ed., westinlet@tassie.net.au, Page , Number , Delanys Falls

5 minutes retrace route
“A short walk down steps to the overlooking platform takes less than 5 minutes.”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 13, Delanys Falls

10 minutes retrace route
“… a drop of approximately 25 m into a gorge below.”

Wings Wildlife Park, 2015, Wings Wildlife Park, ed., EMMARK STUDIOS, Page , Number 16, Hop, Skip and Jump to Falls

10 minutes retrace route
“A 25 m waterfall that plunges into the shady depths…”

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Preston Falls Walk

Goal:Preston Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Delaneys Falls now signposted 'Preston'. The real Preston Falls are reached from this path but 400m upstream.

References

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number ,

retrace route
“…two methods of easier access (one being through private property)… could have been advised.”

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