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 1,962 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.


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

Bicheno Lookout Rock south parking

Latest walk

Bicheno Lookout circuit walk from Little St

Latest change

Walks on Bicheno Lookout Rock

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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


Michael Horton


Google Maps JavaScript API


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



Walk Distance

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Detention Falls car park

Nearest Road:Hawleys Rd
Nearest Town:Wynyard
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 0′ 28″
Longitude:E 145° 31′ 46″
Elevation:272 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Sisters Beach, south on Myalla Rd 7km. Right into Hawkleys Rd. Parking near second 90 degree right turn in open paddocks. Small access gate to west tied with ribbon.

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1 walk from Detention Falls car park

Detention Falls Walk


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:Detention Falls Viewing Platform
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:This walk is unsuitable for children. Wallk west along fence line from access gate to second gate. Climb over and follow track into bush.


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 26, Number 7, Detention Falls

45 minutes retrace route
“The falls are about 30m high and can be veryu spectacular after rain.”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania,, Detention Falls

45 minutes retrace route
“… the viewing platform is no longer available to the public . (since 2008)”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Detention Falls - Sisters Creek

1 hour 30 minutes
“The cliffs where you can view Detention Falls are not very safe… access the waterfalls at own risk.”