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
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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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2017-08-15

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Ronny Creek bus stop

Nearest Road:Dove Lake Rd
Nearest Town:Cradle Mountain
Locality:Western Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 38′ 9″
Longitude:E 145° 56′ 58″
Elevation:860 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Bus shuttle service from Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre

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12 walks from Ronny Creek bus stop

Barn Bluff Walk

Goal:Barn Bluff
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:13,550 m
Return distance:27,100 m
Comment:Too long for a normal one day walk but it has been done in long summer days with good weather.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 317, Number 93, Barn Bluff

10 hours retrace route
“Two days, hard”

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Cradle Mountain Circuit via Marions Lookout

Goal:Cradle Mountain Summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:13,000 m
Comment:Ronny Creek, Marions Lookout, Kitchen Hut,Summit,and then Marions Lookout back to Ronny Creek

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, Cradle Mountain

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“An exciting circuit up to the Cradle Plateau via Crater Peak.”

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Cradle Mountain Summit via circuit of Crater Lake

Goal:Cradle Mountain Summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:13,000 m
Comment:Cradle Summit via Overland Track from Ronny Creek. Return via Horse Track.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 305, Number 90, Cradle Mountain

5 hours circuit
“Rock hopping is needed to reach the top”

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Cradle Summit via Marion's Lookout

Goal:Cradle Summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:7,000 m
Return distance:14,000 m
Comment:Overland Track then Summit Track. Return same way

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, Cradle Mountain

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“The top of Cradle Mountain is not for everyone…”

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Crater Falls Walk

Goal:Crater Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:From Ronny Creek to Crater Falls on the Overland Track and return

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 66, Number 27, Lake Lilla and Wombat Pool

retrace route
“… Crater Falls cascading in an attractive myrtle forest setting.”

John Chapman, Monica Chapman, John Siseman, 2006, Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair and Walls of Jerusalem National Parks, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 47, Number ,

2 hours retrace route
“Crater Falls are worth a second look.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 297, Number 88, Crater Lake - Waldheim

retrace route
“The setting looks particularly magnificent when sulight filters through the leaf canopy.”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 10, Crater Falls

1 hour retrace route
“… the first waterfall on the … Overland Track…”

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Crater Lake High Circuit

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This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references below.

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Goal:Crater Peak
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:10,000 m
Comment:From Ronny Creek to Kitchen Hut via Marions Lookout - Return via Horse Track

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, Cradle Mountain

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Crater Lake Walk

Goal:Crater Lake
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,200 m
Return distance:4,400 m
Comment:Ronny Creek to Crater Lake, return

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 297, Number 88, Crater Lake - Waldheim

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“Reflections are often excellent on calm mornings”

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Crater Peak via Horse Track

Goal:Crater Peak
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Take Overland Track then Horse Track (308 steps to Scout Hut!) to Crater Peak. Return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, Cradle Mountain

retrace route
“… good views on a clear day and shelter from the wind in all weathers.”

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Dove Lake via Crater Lake Walk

Goal:Crater Lake
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:From Ronny Creek via Crater Lake, Wombat Pool and Lake Lilla to Dove Lake. Take bus back.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 66, Number 27, Lake Lilla and Wombat Pool

one way pickup
“The varied terrain includes buttongrass plain, pine-fringed tarns and myrtle rainforest.”

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Lake Lilla Walk from Ronny Creek to Dove Lake

Goal:Dove Lake
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Ronny Creek via Lake Lilla Track to Dove Lake. Take bus back

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 66, Number 27, Lake Lilla and Wombat Pool

one way pickup
“… in the early morning with the sun glistening on cobwebs on the buttongrass...”

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Mount Kate Logging Track (from Ronny Creek)

Goal:Mount Kate summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Cross river toward huts. Walk south then curve east up valley then north up unnamed hill. Cross saddle to Mt Kate. Return same way.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 21, Number 4, Mount Kate

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“… an interesting view of Cradle Mountain in return for minimal effort.”

, 1009-2016, Tastracks - A comprehensive Guide to Tasmanian walking tracks, ed., , Page , Number , Mount Kate Logging Track - 2016

retrace route
“Once a logging track, now used to climb the Unnamed Hill south of Mt Kate. From this Mt Kate is easy”

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Waldheim Circuit walk

Goal:Waldheim
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,400 m
Comment:Ronny Creek Circuit via Waldheim and Weindorfers Forest Walk. Return on road or retrace route on boardwalk.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 297, Number 88, Crater Lake - Waldheim

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“The forest is perhaps some of the most beautiful in the region.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , The Weindorfer Forest Walk

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“Take a little extra time and view the displays in the chalet…”

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