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 1,639 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

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Michael Horton

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

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2017-07-07

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Smoko Road parking at Mother Cummings Rivulet

Nearest Road:Smoko Rd
Nearest Town:Meander
Locality:Great Western Tiers
Latitude:S 41° 41′ 55″
Longitude:E 146° 32′ 37″
Elevation:600 m
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:The bridge is no longer there. Only cross stream if safe, and if forecast has been obtained as if cut off, it is difficult to get back. Note that there is a track north from car park as an alternative

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5 walks from Smoko Road parking at Mother Cummings Rivulet

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.

Chasm Falls Walk

Goal:Chasm Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Cross rivulet if it is safe to do so (no bridge). Follow 4WD track then signs to falls. Return same way.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 106, Number 47, 47 - Chasm Falls

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“This track climbs to a high point, then contours round the valley, close to the top of the hill…”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 41, Lower Chasm Falls - Meander State Forest

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“… the first part of the journey involving crossing the river by foot.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 106, Number 47, 47 - Chasm Falls

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
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Dell Track Circuit via Cleft Rock Track

Goal:Intersection of Dell Track and Upper Stone Hut Track
Grade:Challenging
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:8,500 m
Comment:Smoko Track to Dell Track. At Cleft Rock Track, head downhill to Meander Falls car park for pick up.

References

, 1009-2016, Tastracks - A comprehensive Guide to Tasmanian walking tracks, ed., , Page , Number , Dell track

“… follows below escarpment linking Ironstone Track, Stone Hut Track and Cleft Rock track.”

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Dell Track Short Circuit via Stone Hut Track

Goal:Intersection of Dell Track and Lower Stone Hut Track
Grade:Challenging
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:7,000 m
Comment:Smoko Track to Dell Track. Turn downhill onto Stone Hut Track to pickup point at old quarry.

References

, 1009-2016, Tastracks - A comprehensive Guide to Tasmanian walking tracks, ed., , Page , Number , Dell track

“… follows below escarpment linking Ironstone Track, Stone Hut Track…”

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Mother Cummings Rivulet Walk, eastern side

Goal:Bridge over Mother Cummings Rivulet
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Tagged foot pad from car park, or uphill wheeltracks a little further east. Follow until it veers away from river. Contou west back to riverside pad.

References

, 2014, Cowirrie Commentary, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number 5, Walking along Mother Cummings Rivulet

3 hours retrace route
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Smoko Falls Walk

Goal:Smoko Falls
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Paddle stream. Old road till sign to falls north. Cross back over stream. Tags north till falls visible to west. Return, or follow river track south.

References

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 71, Smoko Falls - Meander State Forest

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Crossing the river by foot can be tricky due to moss covered rocks being very slippery.”

, , Touring Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Smoko Falls - The Great Western Tiers

retrace route
“The elusive Smoko Falls.”

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