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 1,533 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

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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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2017-03-24

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Stone hut Quarry parking

Nearest Road:Quarry Rd
Nearest Town:Meander
Locality:Meander Valley
Latitude:S 41° 42′ 32″
Longitude:E 146° 33′ 28″
Elevation:575 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Unknown
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Meander Falls Rd. Cross bridge over Mother Cummings Rivulet, turn right into Quarry Rd. Park at end near quarry.

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4 walks from Stone hut Quarry 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.

Bastion Cascades Circuit walk

Goal:Bastion Cascades base of falls
Grade:Challenging
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk out on the Bastion Cascades walk past Stone Hut. Return via Bastion Creek walk back to Bastions Creek Rd and Quarry Road.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 102, Number 45, 45 - Bastion Cascades

circuit
“… the track requires constant watching…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 100, Number 44, 44 - Bastion Cascades

circuit
“… eventually emerges on a well-defined section of track before hitting the end of Bastion Creek Rd.”

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Bastion Cascades Walk via Stone Hut Track

Goal:Bastion Cascades
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:About 100m past the stone hut, turn left into Crofts Track. After checking out 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 102, Number 45, 45 - Bastion Cascades

5 hours retrace route
“… picks its way along the base of various sets of cliffs…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 100, Number 44, 44 - Bastion Cascades

5 hours retrace route
“Scramble down to this iddylic mossy shelf with its own small waterfall…”

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Stone Hut Bastion Cascades Circuit

Goal:Bastion Cascades
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 102, Number 45, 45 - Bastion Cascades

5 hours circuit
“The Stone Hut circuit… a longer but more pleasing option.”

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Stone Hut Walk

Goal:Stone Hut
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Continue walking on 4WD track till signed start of Stone Hut Track. Turn back at hut.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 100, Number 44, 44 - Stone Hut

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“From this point the serious climb begins…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 98, Number 43, 43 - Stone Hut

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“… a sign points uphill to the right marking the start of the foot trail.”

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