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 1,769 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

TipTop Track parking

Latest walk

Zig Zag Track at Goat Hills

Latest change

Completed 'Greater Hobart Trails'

Updated on

2017-09-25

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

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

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Adamsons Falls parking area

Nearest Road:Chestermans Rd
Nearest Town:Dover
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 22′ 58″
Longitude:E 146° 51′ 45″
Elevation:300 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Unknown
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Turn west at junction Chestermans Rd and Coal Hill Rd. Track continues from end of road.

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3 walks from Adamsons Falls parking area

Adamsons Falls to Creekton Falls circuit walk

Goal:Duckhole Lake car park
Grade:Challenging
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:12,500 m
Comment:Chestermans Rd to Adamsons Falls, then link route (orange tags) to Creekton Falls. Down past Duckhole Lake back to Creekton Rd. Walk SW on road to car

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Creekton Falls - 2017

4 hours retrace route
“… a lengthy, difficult walk through very dense forest…”

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Adamsons Falls to Creekton Falls walk

Goal:Creekton Falls
Grade:Challenging
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:9,000 m
Comment:Chestermans Rd to Adamsons Falls, then link route (orange tags) to Creekton Falls. Down past Duckhole Lake back to Creekton Rd.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Creekton Falls - 2017

4 hours retrace route
“… a lengthy, difficult walk through very dense forest…”

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Adamsons Falls Walk

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.

Goal:Adamsons Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,750 m
Return distance:5,500 m
Comment:Moderate till steep last 200 metres. Follow track to falls where it splits into three parts for different levels of access. Return

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 6, Number 1, Adamsons Falls

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Number 1, Adamsons Falls

2 hours retrace route
“… a relatively easy track to negotiate…”

Phoenix Group Co., 2013, Tasmania for Everyone, Phoenix Group Co., Number 12, Waterfalls:South West and Southern Tasmania

4 hours retrace route
“Access to the falls is via a very much overgrown logging road through the forest.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 92, Number 40, 40 - Adamsons Falls

3 hours retrace route
“Part of this track is wet and boggy for much of the year.”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, Rivendell Books, Page 52, Number 4, 17 Adamsons Falls

3 hours retrace route
“Towards the waterfall the track becomes steeper but it is never very difficult.”

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