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 1,671 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

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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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2017-08-21

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Mount Clark parking

Nearest Road:Fire Tower Rd
Nearest Town:Koonya
Locality:Tasman Peninsula
Latitude:S 43° 6′ 17″
Longitude:E 147° 47′ 51″
Elevation:310 m
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table

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4 walks from Mount Clark parking

Clark Cliffs Circuit

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:Mount Clark summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:4,000 m
Comment:Clark Cliffs walk clockwise steeply up Mt Clark, long gentle descent. Or start with fire trail and do steep descent anticlockwise.

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 56, Number 32, Clark Cliffs Circuit

circuit
“Grade - hard”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 12, Number 2, Clarks Cliffs

4 hours circuit
“Track conditions making this … walk is an interesting challenge at times.”

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Clark Cliffs Walk from the north and return

Goal:Clark Cliffs
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,700 m
Return distance:7,400 m
Comment:Clark Cliffs Circuit anti-clockwise starting on fire trail to Clark Cliffs and return via fire trail route.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 120, Number 21, Clark Cliffs

3 hours retrace route
“… a seady, not very steep climb.”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 12, Number 2, Clarks Cliffs

4 hours retrace route
“This section of the track is quite overgrown with beautiful myrtles and eucalypts.”

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Norfolk Bay Lookout from Clark Cliffs Walk

Goal:Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Follow Clark Cliffs Walk on track heading north. Detour to Norfolk Bay Lookout, return to car park

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 56, Number 32, Clark Cliffs Circuit

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Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 120, Number 21, Clark Cliffs

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“… a stone seat on the edge of sheer dolerite columns…”

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Plummer Creek Walk

Goal:Plummer Creek junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:Start Clark Cliffs Track along Plummer Creek (not the fire trail) Continue to creek crossing and return before the track goes steeply uphill.

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 56, Number 32, Clark Cliffs Circuit

retrace route
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blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 12, Number 2, Clarks Cliffs

retrace route
“The walk soon flattens and dries out.”

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