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 1,908 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.


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

Mayfield Beach parking

Latest walk

Turtleback Rocks walk

Latest change

Updated Ben Lomond walks

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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


Michael Horton


Google Maps JavaScript API


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



Walk Distance

Tags Publications



Punchbowl car park

Nearest Road:Punchbowl Rd
Nearest Town:Launceston
Latitude:S 41° 27′ 25″
Longitude:E 147° 10′ 4″
Elevation:30 m
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair

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2 walks from Punchbowl car park


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.

Punchbowl Falls Walk

Goal:Punchbowl Falls (or Rock Fissure)
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Follow signs to 'Natural Rock Fissure' from Punchbowl car park near playground. Return.


2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Punchbowl Falls

5 minutes retrace route
“The waterfall is very seasonal, and often dries up in drier months.”


Punchbowl Trail

Goal:Punchbowl Falls (or Rock Fissure)
One-way distance:1,200 m
Comment:Walk up to Rock Fissure (or Punchbowl Falls if the creek is flowing). Cross stream and return on other side.


Launceston City Council, 2009, Trails in and around Launceston, Launceston City Council - now out of print, Page 17, Number 13, Punchbowl Trail