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 1,666 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.

Data Entry

Jan Horton

Programming

Michael Horton

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Google Maps JavaScript API

Components

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

Latest update

2017-08-15

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Upper Forth River parking

Nearest Road:Patons Rd
Nearest Town:Sheffield
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 37′ 34″
Longitude:E 146° 8′ 43″
Elevation:350 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Forestry Tasmania
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:At Lemonthyme Power Station, head south on Patons Rd for 3km and park outside the large metal gate.

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1 walk from Upper Forth River 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.

Borradaile Creek Walk

Goal:Borradaile Creek
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,800 m
Return distance:3,600 m
Comment:Keep right at first junction, then continue on road to bridge over creek. Return

References

John Dawson, 2014, Tassie Trails - Mountain biking trails in Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Wolfram Mine (Patons Road)

retrace route
“Cross the small creek and a previously invisible road will suddenly appear in front of you.”

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