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 1,541 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.

Data Entry

Jan Horton

Programming

Michael Horton

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Google Maps JavaScript API

Components

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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2017-03-30

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Hoo Hoo Hut car park

Nearest Road:Duck Reach Rd
Nearest Town:Launceston
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 27′ 32″
Longitude:E 147° 6′ 9″
Elevation:170 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Reatta Rd turn left into Duck Reach Rd. Pass Equestrian Area to the end of the road by the Hoo Hoo Hut. Area is locked at night

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5 walks from Hoo Hoo Hut car park

Deadmans Knob circuit walk

Goal:Deadmans Knob
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,600 m
Comment:Starting east of toilet block, head south around knob. At power line, stay with track , not power line road. At T-junction, turn left back to start

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, 5 - Deadmans Knob

30 minutes circuit
“An easy and enjoyable circuit track on a gentle grade through light bush.”

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Duck Reach Power Station walk via Deadmans Knob

Goal:Duck Reach Power Station
Grade:Some steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Follow Deadmans Knob track, then steep descent to power station. Climb back up north side to car park by Hoo Hoo Hut.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, 5 - Duck Reach Power Station via Deadmans Knob

1 hour 15 minutes retrace route
“A walk of considerable variety through light bush to the historic Duck Reach power station.”

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Hoo Hoo Hut Lookout walk

Goal:Hoo Hoo Hut Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Path heads gently downhill towards the river to reach lookout.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area - Activities

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“… a wheelchair accessible bitumen track leads down to a lookout over the river.”

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Hoo Hoo Hut to Aquatic Point

Goal:Aquatic Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Follow track upriver from Hoo Hoo Hut, past dam, around water intake area and on to Aquatic Point.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area

“… offers numerous scenis viewpoints …”

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Hoo Hoo Hut to Trevallyn Dam 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:Trevallyn Dam
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Follow track upriver to dam. Can be continued on to Aquatic Point but that is harder going.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 20, Number 4, 4 - Hoo Hoo Hut to Trevallyn Dam

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“A pleasant, basically falt walk high on a hillside overlooking the South Esk River.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area

“… offers numerous scenis viewpoints …”

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