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 1,953 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

Gowrie Park Picnic Area

Latest walk

Shelly Beach West, walk to west end of beach

Latest change

Shelly Beach walks at Orford

Updated on

2018-08-14

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

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Phillips falls parking

Nearest Road:Cockatoo Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Meander Valley
Latitude:S 41° 30′ 19″
Longitude:E 146° 10′ 25″
Elevation:640 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Road splits into two to cross creek. Park on the old (lower) road beside bridge, keeping clear of traffic.

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3 walks from Phillips 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.

Phillips Falls Upper cascade

Goal:Phillips Falls cascade
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:60 m
Return distance:120 m
Comment:Cascade is visible from the bridge, but work way along clearing beside bridge for a closer look. It is also possible to approach from the west.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Phillips Falls - Cethana

“… a seasonal waterfall, Phillips Falls can often be a trickle.”

One-off references, Cockatoo Rd, Cethana, Tasmania

“… Upper Phillips Falls, or Cascades. The lower falls are a much longer bush trek…”

Michael Horton, Cowirrie, Vimeo, Phillip's Falls 2016-08-24

“… on Machinery Creek, near Mt Claude, Cethana…”

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Phillips Falls Walk to base of falls

Goal:Phillips Falls - base
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Start about 60m east of creek at little clearing with big wattle. Follow sparse pink ribbons wide of creek then steeply down to base of falls.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Phillips Falls - Cethana

“… you will need to venture steeply down the hill area to reach the base of the falls.”

Michael Horton, Cowirrie, Vimeo, Phillip's Falls 2016-08-24

“The track to the base of the falls is very steep and slippery”

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Phillips Falls Walk to top of falls

Goal:Phillips Falls - top
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Locate clear patch under wattle 15m east of creek. Down bank straight or left to creek. Rockhop along creek side to top of falls. Return.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Phillips Falls - Cethana

“… a really pleasant medium sized waterfall…”

Michael Horton, Cowirrie, Vimeo, Phillip's Falls 2016-08-24

“the walking tracks … are quite hard to follow”

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