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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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.

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

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License

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Adamsons Track parking

Nearest Road:Peak Rivulet Rd
Nearest Town:Dover
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 19′ 58″
Longitude:E 146° 53′ 44″
Elevation:140 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Strathblane take Adamsons Rd and then Peak Rivulet Rd for 10km. Branch right for 2km and track is signed on west side, just south of creek crossing.

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Adamsons Peak Walk

Goal:Adamsons Peak summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:7,500 m
Return distance:15,000 m
Comment:Track starts through the Adamsons Tramway Walk and then continues on uphill. Return same way.

References

Mark Hanna, 2008, Walk the Huon, Adamsons Peak

8 hours retrace route
“A long climb, known by some as "Mt Big".”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 116, Number 62, 62 - Adamsons Peak

7 hours retrace route
“The track across the plateau is extremely exposed in bad weather”

Denis, Hiking South East Tasmania, Adamsons Peak

7 hours 59 minutes retrace route
“… the walk is a steady climb from 160m to 1230m, mostly ascending all the time…”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Adamson's Peak

“The views are astonishing…”

Wild Tiger - Bushwalking and mountaineering Tasmania. Real people, wild adventures., Wildtiger Blog team, Adamson's Peak

5 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“No drinking water was found on the way after we passed the little creeks at the beginning.”

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Adamsons Tramway 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:Southwest National Park sign
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:The first part of the track was set up to focus on the old tramway that was built through to high on Adamsons Peak. Explore the remains here. Return.

References

2014, Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 20, Walking the Adamsons Tramway Track

20 minutes retrace route
“a daunting amount of steps in various stages of decreptitude”

One-off references, 2013-04-09 Adamsons Tramway Track

“… this sign was the only indication we found that a 15 minute boardwalk existed…”

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