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 1,609 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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Michael Horton

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

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2017-05-22

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Deloraine Train car park

Nearest Road:West Parade
Nearest Town:Deloraine
Locality:Meander Valley
Latitude:S 41° 31′ 28″
Longitude:E 146° 39′ 29″
Elevation:230 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:At roundabout north of bridge, follow river north 100m to Train Park. This is a good base from which to explore the town, with facilities, playground and with food shops nearby.

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5 walks from Deloraine Train car park

Deloraine Riverside Walk with Rotary Sculptures

Goal:Arched bridge over Meander River
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,000 m
Comment:Cross bridge. Follow river edge SW to Rotary Park. Cross arched bridge, return along north bank to car park.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 98, Number 43, 43 - Deloraine Riverside Walk

45 minutes circuit
“… an elegant arched pedestrian bridge provides access to the other side of the river.”

Graeme R. Davis, 2015, In Pioneers' Footsteps, 1 ed., Graeme R. Davis, PO Box 80, Deloraine, Tas 7304, Page 37, Number 2, Walk 1

20 minutes circuit
“…a very popular pleasant/short walk…”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number , Streetscape Sculptures

circuit
“… an artistic component in streetscape development”

, , Great Western Tiers, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number , Deloraine Streetscape Sculptures

circuit
“For more information… contact the … Visitors Centre located on Emu Bay Rd.”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 16, High and Dry

“… based on the aftermath of the flooding of the Meander River…”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 14, Mollusc

“… created considering the relationship of river and sea.”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 17, Camber

“… play on the idea of the landscape and the action of time and erosion.”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 18, Mountain Man - Man Mountain

“… eulogises and mythologises the landsape and people of the Great Western Tiers.”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 21, Seed

“… a metaphor for western culture transposed upon a foreign land.”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 22, Division of One

“… a metaphor for notions of change, transition, journeys etc…”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 20, Constellation

“… emphasises the interconnectedness of life…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 86, Number 37, 37 - Deloraine Riverside Walk

30 minutes retrace route
“The path… is flat and smooth and eminently suitable for pushers.”

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Deloraine Streetscape Sculptures walk

Goal:Panorama Place Roundabout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:800 m
Comment:Walk up Emu Bay Rd on south side (nearest river) to next roundabout, identifying the sculptures. Cross at roundabout and return with more sculptures

References

, , Great Western Tiers, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number , Deloraine Streetscape Sculptures

circuit
“For more information… contact the … Visitors Centre located on Emu Bay Rd.”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number , Streetscape Sculptures

circuit
“… an artistic component in streetscape development”

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Deloraine walk one

Goal:Hamptonville
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:5,500 m
Comment:Follow circuit in book around streets to south of the river and back to car park.

References

Graeme R. Davis, 2015, In Pioneers' Footsteps, 1 ed., Graeme R. Davis, PO Box 80, Deloraine, Tas 7304, Page 11, Number 2, Walk 1

circuit
“… the walks… may be taken in reverse direction or begun at any point.”

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Deloraine walk three

Goal:Lions Park Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:4,000 m
Comment:Follow circuit in book around streets in north west section of town and back to car park.

References

Graeme R. Davis, 2015, In Pioneers' Footsteps, 1 ed., Graeme R. Davis, PO Box 80, Deloraine, Tas 7304, Page 65, Number 4, Walk 3

circuit
“… the walks… may be taken in reverse direction or begun at any point.”

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Deloraine walk two

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:Cotohele
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:5,000 m
Comment:Follow circuit in book around streets in north east section of town and back to car park.

References

Graeme R. Davis, 2015, In Pioneers' Footsteps, 1 ed., Graeme R. Davis, PO Box 80, Deloraine, Tas 7304, Page 39, Number 3, Walk 2

circuit
“… the walks… may be taken in reverse direction or begun at any point.”

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