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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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

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Snug Falls car parking

Nearest Road:Snug Falls Rd
Nearest Town:Snug
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 4′ 60″
Longitude:E 147° 13′ 19″
Elevation:270 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Two small parking areas just before Falls track start. Park there and walk up as no side of the road available.

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2 walks from Snug Falls car 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.

Kiernans Falls walk

Goal:Kiernans Falls
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,750 m
Return distance:3,500 m
Comment:From Snug Falls, return up last stairs, take track down to river. Paddle across, then downstream to creek on opposite bank. Go up on right side.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Kiernans Falls - Snug

2 hours retrace route
“… head up a steep hill on the right bank of the creek…”

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Snug Falls Walk

Goal:Snug Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Well-made track to base of falls. Rockhopping available for river exploration. Return by same track.

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, on website, Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Number 44, Snug Falls

1 hour
“… walk to a very attractive waterfall which starts from Snug township.”

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Page 10, Number 1, Snug Falls

1 hour retrace route
“… a beautiful waterfall above an idyllic river bed.”

Phoenix Group Co., 2013, Tasmania for Everyone, Phoenix Group Co., Number 18, Waterfalls:South West and Southern Tasmania

1 hour retrace route
“A pretty 25-30m high waterfall…”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Snug Falls, Snug

45 minutes retrace route
“The track itself isn't the easiest to walk on, being slippery underfoot, and rough in many places.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 76, Number 32, 32 - Snug Falls

45 minutes retrace route
“- short, on a well-made trail, and with an interesting endpoint.”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Snug Falls Track

“If River is low, it is possible to walk downriver to Kiernans Fall (on side creek)”

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