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 1,792 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

Upper Cam Falls parking

Latest walk

Winterbrook Rainforest Loop track end

Latest change

Updating Winterbrook

Updated on

2017-10-14

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

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

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Tasmanian Arboretum car park

Nearest Road:Old Tram Road
Nearest Town:Devonport
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 13′ 46″
Longitude:E 146° 17′ 59″
Elevation:30 m
Fee:Entry fee
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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6 walks from Tasmanian Arboretum car park

Dickenson Outcrop walk

Goal:Summit of Outcrop
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:The hill to the west of the carpark. See gate south west of Education Centre.

References

2014, Tasmanian Arboretum, The Tasmanian Arboretum, Things to see and do

“Click on 'trails' to download a map”

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Eugenana Lake Circuit

Goal:Eastern Asia Junction
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:800 m
Comment:Take track through fernery and around the lake. Then back to where you started.

References

2014, Tasmanian Arboretum, The Tasmanian Arboretum, Things to see and do

“Click on 'trails' to download a map”

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Limestone Hill Lookout walk

Goal:Limestone Hill Lookout
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,500 m
Comment:Old tramway Road to Limestone Hill Lookout, back via South Africa and Western Asia

References

2014, Tasmanian Arboretum, The Tasmanian Arboretum, Things to see and do

“Click on 'trails' to download a map”

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Southern Hemisphere Walk

Goal:Tiger Wall
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,500 m
Comment:Gondwana Collection, Western Hill, White Gum Grove, Tasmania, Sylvan Circuit back to start

References

2014, Tasmanian Arboretum, The Tasmanian Arboretum, Things to see and do

“Click on 'trails' to download a map”

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Tasmanian Arboretum Circuit walk

Goal:Northern end of Nature Walk
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,500 m
Comment:Western Hill, White Gum Grove, Nature Trail, and back via Founders Lake

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 250, Number 81, Tasmanian Arboretum

2 hours 30 minutes circuit

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Tasmanian Arboretum long walk including embankment

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:Northern end embankment walk
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:4,500 m
Comment:Long outer walk via Western Hill, Nature Walk, Embankment, Limestone Hill, Quarry and South Africa

References

2014, Tasmanian Arboretum, The Tasmanian Arboretum, Things to see and do

“Click on 'trails' to download a map”

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