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.

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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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2017-08-24

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Castra Circuit parking

Nearest Road:Gaunts Rd
Nearest Town:Ulverstone
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 21′ 31″
Longitude:E 146° 4′ 55″
Elevation:460 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Park on Gaunts Rd, south of Nietta Creek crossing. If roadside is soft, there is firm footing on the crest of the hill south where a Forestry works area used to be.

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4 walks from Castra Circuit parking

Castra Falls and Castra 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:Castra Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:Walk east from signpost on bend of Gaunts Rd and follow signs to falls and cascades on Castra Rivulet. Extremely steep and slippery. Return same way.

References

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 8, Castra Falls

1 hour retrace route
“The track down to the falls from this point is incredibly steep, hazardous and slippery…”

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Castra Falls Circuit Walk, including Silver Falls, Step Falls and Secret Place

Goal:Castra Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Follow route to Step Falls and Castra Fall, then continue on to cross Nietta Creek and turn left. Follow Nietta Track back past Silver Falls to start.

References

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 8, Castra Falls

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Silver Falls Walk (Nietta Creek)

Goal:Silver Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Walk into old picnic area. Find sign to Silver Falls (marked as Castra Falls on some maps). There are several side tracks into viewing places. Return.

References

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 70, Silver Falls - Castra Rivulet - Nietta

10 minutes retrace route
“… waterfall surrounded byu lush ferns, in an ampitheatre-type setting.”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Help pse - Silver Falls

retrace route
“… Silver Falls … are spectacular.”

Louise Fairfax, , Naturelover's Walks, ed., , Page , Number , Step falls, Castra Falls, Silver Falls and more

retrace route
“This part of the route is wonderful, as you are right beside the stream the whole way.”

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Step Falls Walk

Goal:Step Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:Walk east on Forestry rd. about 400m to track junction. Veer right for Step Falls track, which gets very steep. Return

References

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 75, Step Falls - Nietta

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“…… the waterfall is quite high, and flows down over a series of 'steps'…”

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