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 1,929 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

Clerk Point car park

Latest walk

Millington Beach walk

Latest change

Updates on Skeleton Point walks at Binalong Bay

Updated on

2018-06-04

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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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Stone Hut Quarry parking

Nearest Road:Quarry Rd
Nearest Town:Meander
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 42′ 32″
Longitude:E 146° 33′ 28″
Elevation:575 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Rough track
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Meander Falls Rd. Cross bridge over Smoko Creek, right fork into Quarry Rd (quite rough). Park in old quarry. (4WD may be able to get a bit further)

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4 walks from Stone Hut Quarry parking

Bastion Cascades Circuit walk

Goal:Bastion Cascades Track junction
Grade:Challenging
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:7,000 m
Comment:Walk out on Stone Hut Track then Crofts Track. Continue down Bastion Cascade Track. Side track to Cascades and continue back to Quarry Road.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 102, Number 45, 45 - Bastion Cascades

“… the track requires constant watching…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 100, Number 44, 44 - Bastion Cascades

“… eventually emerges on a well-defined section of track before hitting the end of Bastion Creek Rd.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, About Bastion Cascades

5 hours 30 minutes circuit
“… sheer cliff faces with overhanging ledges that you walk under…”

Touring Tasmania, Bastion Cascades-Stone Hut Circuit

“One of the great rainforest walks”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 100, Number 44, 44 - Bastion Cascades

“… eventually emerges on a well-defined section of track before hitting the end of Bastion Creek Rd.”

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Bastion Cascades 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:Bastion Cascades
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk up past quarry to end of 4WD track - Bastion Creek Track straight ahead. Continue to Cascade and return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 102, Number 45, 45 - Bastion Cascades

5 hours circuit
“The Stone Hut circuit… a longer but more pleasing option.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, About Bastion Cascades

“… continue walking along the track folliwing pink markers and metal arrows on trees.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 100, Number 44, 44 - Bastion Cascades

“… eventually emerges on a well-defined section of track before hitting the end of Bastion Creek Rd.”

Brenda Bourne, Mole Creek and Chudleigh, Website, Bastion Cascades /Stone Hut Circuit Walk

“Follow the old logging track till signposted junction… Left hand path leads … straight to Cascades”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Bastion Cascades - Hidden Falls

“… 4WD enabled us to drive to the start of the track…”

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Crowdens Croft via Stone Hut Track

Goal:Crowdens Croft
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:About 100m past the stone hut, turn left into Crofts Track. After exploring the Croft, return same way via Stone Hut.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 102, Number 45, 45 - Bastion Cascades

5 hours retrace route
“… picks its way along the base of various sets of cliffs…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 100, Number 44, 44 - Bastion Cascades

5 hours retrace route
“Scramble down to this iddylic mossy shelf with its own small waterfall…”

Touring Tasmania, Bastion Cascades-Stone Hut Circuit

“About halfway between Stone Hut and Bastion Cascades is Crowdens Croft.”

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Stone Hut Walk

Goal:Stone Hut
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Continue walking on 4WD track till signed start of Stone Hut Track. Turn back at hut.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 100, Number 44, 44 - Stone Hut

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“From this point the serious climb begins…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 98, Number 43, 43 - Stone Hut

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“… a sign points uphill to the right marking the start of the foot trail.”

Touring Tasmania, Bastion Cascades-Stone Hut Circuit

“Another kilometre or so further on (from the quarry) is the stone hut track.”

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