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 1,797 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

Muirs Beach car park

Latest walk

Hepbourn Point Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Hepbourn Point Beach

Updated on

2017-10-20

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

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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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W.A.G.Walker car park

Nearest Road:Lalla Rd
Nearest Town:Lilydale
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 15′ 48″
Longitude:E 147° 11′ 10″
Elevation:260 m
Fee:Entry fee
Management:Commercial
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Take Lalla Road west from Lilydale. Rhododendron Garden entrance 247 on south side (Chicks Rd). Open in spring and autumn. Check Facebook for details. Park is now privately owned and has an entry fee.

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5 walks from W.A.G.Walker car park

Cadbys Falls walk

Goal:Cadbys Creek falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,100 m
Comment: via Vireya Trail, Wollemi Way and Cliff Track

References

0458 954 175, Self-Guided walks and trails map, W.A.G. Walker Rhododendron Gardens, Self-guided walk map

“Seasonal waterfall”

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Chapel Circuit 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:Chapel
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,500 m
Comment:via Chapel Track up and over the creek, back to Chapel Barn and on down to entrance road then back to start.

References

0458 954 175, Self-Guided walks and trails map, W.A.G. Walker Rhododendron Gardens, Self-guided walk map

“Chapel Barn and Workers Hut”

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Lalla Lookout Trail

Goal:Lalla Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk up past dam and then Lookout Loop to the lookout. Return on north side of creek via Chapel Barn and then continue on down to entrance road.

References

0458 954 175, Self-Guided walks and trails map, W.A.G. Walker Rhododendron Gardens, Self-guided walk map

“There are 5 unfenced dams: PLEASE KEEP CHILDREN UNDER SUPERVISION AT ALL TIMES”

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W.A.G. Walker Rhododendron Reserve - all tracks

Goal:Cadby Gully Boardwalk
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:5,000 m
Comment:Take all four circuits with only a little duplication. Rhododendrons, Vireya, Wollemi, Cliff, Chapel,Lookout loop plus small side tracks.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 34, Number 11, 11 - W.A.G. Walker Rhododendron Reserve

“A wonderful garden reserve…”

One-off references, Lilydale Tourism

“… 12 hectares of exotic trees and shrubs featuring numerous varieties of rhododendrons…”

0458 954 175, Self-Guided walks and trails map, W.A.G. Walker Rhododendron Gardens, Self-guided walk map

“Famous 100 acre property near Lilydale”

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Wedding Garden Circuit walk

Goal:Wedding Garden
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:Walk past daffodil meadow and through rhododendrons to Wedding Garden and then back up the track to the start.

References

0458 954 175, Self-Guided walks and trails map, W.A.G. Walker Rhododendron Gardens, Self-guided walk map

“The 'old' W.A.G. Walker Reserve and BBQ area”

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