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 1,908 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.


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

Mayfield Beach parking

Latest walk

Turtleback Rocks walk

Latest change

Updated Ben Lomond walks

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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


Michael Horton


Google Maps JavaScript API


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



Walk Distance

Tags Publications



Restdown parking area

Nearest Road:East Derwent Highway
Nearest Town:Risdon
Latitude:S 42° 48′ 54″
Longitude:E 147° 19′ 27″
Elevation:10 m
Management:Aboriginal Lands
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed

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1 walk from Restdown parking area


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.

Risdon Cove IPA Site walk

Goal:Bowen Settlement site
One-way distance:2,000 m
Comment:Access availablity uncertain - this is an Aboriginal site. Please check with management before walking.


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 28, Number 8, 8 - Bowen Park and Restdown Historical Site

1 hour retrace route
“… well maintained paths, interesting historical reconstructions and prolific birdlife.”

One-off references, Risdon Cove and Putalina Indigenous Protected Areas 2013

“Cultural activities are enhanced with the erection of visitor interpretation signs & walking tracks.”