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 1,666 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
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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.

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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

jQuery UI, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License

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2017-08-15

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Ragged Jack parking

Nearest Road:Ragged Jack Rd
Nearest Town:Launceston
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 32′ 3″
Longitude:E 147° 33′ 52″
Elevation:700 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Blessington Rd, drive about 1km up Ben Lomond Rd and then left into Ragged Jack Rd. About 8.5km, park at signposted R-J7 road junction on left.

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1 walk from Ragged Jack 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.

Ragged Jack walk

Goal:Ragged Jack south summit
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Walk up 4WD track. Cross River O'Plains Creek, then about 500m further on ignore first cairn and then take the next up scree chute to saddle.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 80, Number 39, 39 - Ragged Jack

4 hours retrace route
“Ascend the scree chute to the saddle. The summit is the southern peak.”

, , Rockmonkey Adventures, ed., , Page , Number , Ragged Jack - 19 May 2013

5 hours 29 minutes circuitretrace
“… ignore the first cairn they see … keep on walking another 330 metres until you see SEVERAL cairns.”

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