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 1,666 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.

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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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2017-08-15

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Winterbrook Falls (Maxwell Track) car parking

Nearest Road:Smiths Plains Rd2
Nearest Town:South Nietta
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 26′ 9″
Longitude:E 145° 59′ 25″
Elevation:620 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Follow Smiths Plains Road south from Nietta. This leads eventually to two alternate walks up to the falls and Black Bluff, With Maxwells Track starting a bit further north than Tramways Track.

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4 walks from Winterbrook Falls (Maxwell Track) car parking

Black Bluff via Maxwells Track through to Taylors Flat

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:Black Bluff summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:13,000 m
Return distance:26,000 m
Comment:Maxwell Track Track past Winterbrook Falls to Black Bluff. Return to Taylors Flat via Brookes Track.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 27, Number 8, Black Bluff and Winterbrook Falls

“The left-hand taped track goes to the falls proper.”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Smiths Plains Rd

“… closed indefinitely due to a failed log culvert”

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Black Bluff via Maxwells Track

Goal:Black Bluff Summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,500 m
Return distance:13,000 m
Comment:Maxwells Track past Winterbrook Falls and on to Black Bluff. Return via Brookes Track to Taylors Flat.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 27, Number 8, Black Bluff and Winterbrook Falls

retrace route
“… excellent views of the mountains…”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Smiths Plains Rd

“… closed indefinitely due to a failed log culvert”

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Maxwells Track walk

Goal:Creek crossing
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk up Maxwells Track. Cross river, then continue to next creek crossing. Return. Or walk further if it is a nice day! (4km to Winterbrook Falls)

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 58, Number 23, Winterbrook Falls

retrace route
“… a more direct route than the Tramway…”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Smiths Plains Rd

“… closed indefinitely due to a failed log culvert”

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Winterbrook Falls via Maxwells Track

Goal:Winterbrook Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Follow Maxwells Track to Falls and return.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 27, Number 8, Black Bluff and Winterbrook Falls

7 hours retrace route
“The left hand taped track goes to the falls proper…the right hand track…to the top of the falls…”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Smiths Plains Rd

“… closed indefinitely due to a failed log culvert”

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