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 1,679 of an estimated 3,000 published day walks 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.

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

Latest update

2017-08-24

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Belvoir Lookout parking

Nearest Road:Belvoir Rd
Nearest Town:Cradle Valley
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 32′ 23″
Longitude:E 145° 52′ 5″
Elevation:925 m
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Where Belvoir Rd (Cradle Mountain Link Rd) crosses the saddle of Black Bluff range and where Penguin-Cradle trail crosses the road.

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Belvoir Lookout track

Goal:Belvoir Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:260 m
Return distance:52 m
Comment:Walk up track past yellow boom gate to electricity pylon. Foot pad from there to top of hill with descriptive panels and compass rose to mountains.

References

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Belvoir Lookout

20 minutes retrace route
“Good view of Vale of Belvoir and surrounding mountains.”

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Belvoir Road to Cradle Valley 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:King Billy car park
Grade:Challenging
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:14,000 m
Return distance:28,000 m
Comment:Follow Penguin/Cradle trail from Belvoir Rd to King Billy Track car park at Cradle Mountain Lodge

References

, , Penguin Cradle Trail, ed., North West Walking Club Inc., Page , Number , Mount Beecroft to Cradle Mountain

one way pickup
“… a world of valleys, waterfalls and interesting vegetation.”

Sean Smith, 2017, Safarihiker, ed., Safarihiker: Hiking, journeys and audacious adventures in lesser known places, Page , Number , Penguin Cradle Trail, Tasmania

one way pickup
“… pants and gaiers are recommended when rocking through this section of wilderness and insects…”

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