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

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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Arve River camp ground

Nearest Road:Arve Rd
Nearest Town:Geeveston
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 9′ 31″
Longitude:E 146° 48′ 25″
Elevation:157 m
Management:Forestry Tasmania
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:Type uncertain
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Drive 12km west of Geeveston on the Arve Rd. Picnic area on the Arve River, just before Hartz Rd junction.

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1 walk from Arve River camp ground

Arve River Nature 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:Arve River crossing
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:Nature walk is a pleasant and relatively flat walk up river and back. There is still plenty to see if walking a shorter distance.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 2009, PWS Concessions - Walking Track List AS2156 classes 1 to 4, v3 ed., PWS, Page 1, Forestry Tasmania Track Class 2

Forestry Tasmania, 2002, Southern Forests, 1st ed., Forestry Tasmania

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, Rivendell Books, Page 30, Number 2, 4 - Arve Picnic Area

10 minutes retrace route
“A short track provides easy access to the rainforest for people unable to cope with longer walks.”

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