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 1,671 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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2017-08-21

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Rinadena Falls parking

Nearest Road:Litte Fisher Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 42′ 21″
Longitude:E 146° 18′ 7″
Elevation:675 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Mersey Forest Rd to Dublin Rd to Little Fisher Rd to where bridge is closed over Little Fisher River. Walk across bridge to start walk.

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3 walks from Rinadena Falls 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.

Little Fisher walk to the edge of the plateau

Goal:Edge of plateau
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:10,000 m
Return distance:20,000 m
Comment:ollow old road round to right and on past original car park. Follow river upstream, past Rinadeena Falls and to plateau edge. Return.

References

Louise Fairfax, , Naturelover's Walks, ed., , Page , Number , Mersey-Turana Valley 20 June, 2015

5 hours retrace route
“The broad valley at the top, framed by Turrana Bluff … to our left and Mersey Crag to the right…”

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Mersey Crag walk

Goal:Mersey Bluff summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:12,500 m
Return distance:25,000 m
Comment:Follow old road round to right and on past original car park. Follow river upstream, past Rinadeena Falls and to plateau edge, then west up ridge.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 63, Number 29, 29 - Mersey Crag

6 hours retrace route
“Mersey Crag is one of the high points of Tasmania,”

, , Rockmonkey Adventures, ed., , Page , Number , Mersey Crag, Turrana Bluff and Mt Claude: 11 November 2013

retrace route
“… one very short bit of straight up and two fixed ropes (still quite sturdy)…”

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Rinadena Falls walk

Goal:Rinadena Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:7,500 m
Return distance:15,000 m
Comment:Walk over Little Fisher Bridge. Follow track right and right again old car park, then foot pad with ribbons and tags to show way south along river.

References

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 67, Rinadeena Falls Walls of Jerusalem National Park

5 hours retrace route
“This stunning waterfall is encased in gorgeous… forest…”

Brenda Bourne, , Mole Creek and Chudleigh, ed., Website, Page , Number , Rinadeena Falls

4 hours retrace route
“… two crossings via bridges that have obviously seen better days.”

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