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 1,675 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

2017-08-22

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Waratah Falls parking

Nearest Road:Main Street
Nearest Town:Waratah
Locality:West
Latitude:S 41° 26′ 39″
Longitude:E 145° 31′ 53″
Elevation:600 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Nearby
Comment:Park in main street to be near facilities. View both top and bottom of falls from here.

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2 walks from Waratah 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.

Waratah Falls top walk

Goal:Top of Waratah Falls
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:250 m
Comment:No path. Walk back Main St to Park and then down to top of falls. Return by way of historic waterwheel.

References

Johnny T. Cheng, 2006, World of Waterfalls - Explore the best of YOUR world one waterfall at a time, ed., , Page , Number , Waratah Falls

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Waratah Falls Walk

Goal:Waratah Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:Walk north up Ann St , deviate to parallel track on right for 160m, then sharp left down on waterfall track. Return (no access to climb beside falls).

References

Phoenix Group Co., 2013, Tasmania for Everyone, ed., Phoenix Group Co., Page , Number 9, Waterfalls:South West and Southern Tasmania

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, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 82, Waratah Falls,Waratah

5 minutes retrace route
“… an amazingly large waterfall that drops into a gully below..”

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