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.

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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Projection Bluff Lookout parking area

Nearest Road:Highland Lakes Rd
Nearest Town:Deloraine
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 43′ 9″
Longitude:E 146° 43′ 34″
Elevation:1,090 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Scenic Lookout sign at car park on Highland Lakes Rd. Raised lookout visible above bushes.

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4 walks from Projection Bluff Lookout 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.

Liffey Bluff from Projection Bluff Lookout parking

Goal:Liffey Bluff summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Follow Liffey River Track to river. Upstream 10m and head uphill from cairn. Follow cairns up rock chute to top. Head SW to high point and return.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 55, Number 24, 24 - Liffey Bluff

3 hours retrace route
“Follow the rock cairns carefully, taking care not to release rocks onto your walking companions…”

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Liffey River Descent from Projection Bluff Lookout

Goal:Liffey Falls
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Follow track from Lookout down to Liffey River Track. Turn left and follow down to falls parking area and return.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Liffey River descent

3 hours
“Follow Liffey River down from Lake Highway to Falls car park and return.”

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Projection Bluff Lookout walk

Goal:Scenic Lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:25 m
Return distance:50 m
Comment:Follow well-used footpad a short distance into the bush on the east side of the highway. There are steps up to the wooden viewing platform.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Upper Liffey falls, Berona

“… drive south along the highway until you see a sign for the Scenic Lookout.”

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Upper Liffey Falls from Projection Bluff Lookout

Goal:Upper Liffey Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,100 m
Return distance:6,200 m
Comment:Take path to viewing platform, then on past it to the right. Continue down to track junction. Turn right and walk up stream towards Pine Lake. Return.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Upper Liffey falls, Berona

2 hours retrace route
“… the track is overgrown in places…”

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