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 1,609 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
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.

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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2017-05-22

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St Columba Falls parking

Nearest Road:St Columba Falls Rd
Nearest Town:Pyengana
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 19′ 17″
Longitude:E 147° 55′ 34″
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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2 walks from St Columba 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.

St Columba Falls Lookout

Goal:St Columba Falls Lookout
Grade:Flat
Type:No walking
One-way distance:1 m
Comment:Falls visible from access road. Turn around by toilets and then park on side of road overlooking falls for a good view.

References

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 74, St Columba Falls, Pyengana

no walking
“… somewhat limited parking along the road…”

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St Columba Falls Walk

Goal:St Columba Falls base
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Falls visible from access road -Walk down track to view them close up.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 60, Number 24, 24 - St Columbas Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“… a magnificent waterfall in a picturesque setting.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 49, St Columbas Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“… cool and shady raingfores… to the base of one of Tasmania's highest falls.”

Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 82, Number 32, St Columba Falls

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, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 74, St Columba Falls, Pyengana

20 minutes retrace route
“… one of Tasmania's tallest waterrfalls, with a waterfall drop of over 90 metres.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 60, Number 24, 24 - St Columbas Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“… a magnificent waterfall in a picturesque setting.”

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