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 1,675 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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2017-08-22

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Cashs Lookout parking

Nearest Road:Blowhole Rd
Nearest Town:Eaglehawk Neck
Locality:Tasman Peninsula
Latitude:S 43° 1′ 10″
Longitude:E 147° 55′ 29″
Elevation:10 m
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From eaglehawk Neck, drive about 100m to a car parking area on the left just below the road.

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3 walks from Cashs Lookout parking

Cashs Lookout 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:Cashs Lookout
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk south for 300m past house #42.Turn west on sealed access road between houses and continue 200m to track start for Cashs Lookout.

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 18, Number 8, Cash's Lookout

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Grade - easy”

Denis, , Hiking South East Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Tatnells Hill Circuit

retrace route
“At Cashs Lookout there is a hang glider launching plad with excellent views…”

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Tatnells Hill Circuit walk from Blowhole Rd

Goal:Track Junction
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:20,000 m
Comment:Track beside house 42. Follow ridgeline track past Tatnells Hill to Tasman Coastal Trail. Return along coastal route.

References

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 27, Number 3, Waterfall Bay and Tatnells Hill

7 hours 30 minutes circuit
“Wildflowers are often seen on the heathlands while the wet forest contains … ferns, lichen and fungi”

Denis, , Hiking South East Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Tatnells Hill Circuit

6 hours 30 minutes circuit
“… a long walk but also an enjoyable one.”

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Tatnells Hill ridge walk via Cashs Lookout

Goal:Tatnells Hill summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:9,600 m
Return distance:19,200 m
Comment:Walk south for 300m past house #42.Turn west on sealed access road between houses and continue 200m to track to Lichen Hill via Cashs Lookout.Rtn

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 38, Number 22, Tatnells Hill via Cash's Lookout and Lichen Hill

7 hours retrace route
“Best and worst forest scenery on the Tasman Peninsula.”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 27, Number 3, Waterfall Bay and Tatnells Hill

retrace route
“Low scrub covers the summit…”

Denis, , Hiking South East Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Tatnells Hill Circuit

retrace route
“… track alternated between an overgrown road and an overgrown walking track.”

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