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 1,870 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks 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.

What are the latest additions?

Latest car park

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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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Dip Falls car park

Nearest Road:Dip Falls Rd
Nearest Town:Stanley
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 2′ 6″
Longitude:E 145° 22′ 38″
Elevation:210 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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3 walks from Dip Falls car park

Big Tree Walk (Dip River) from Dip Falls

Goal:Big tree near Dip Falls
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,100 m
Return distance:2,200 m
Comment:Walk over bridge along Dip Falls Rd, then left into Rabalga Rd to car park on left. Walk to big tree is on right to big tree and fallen giant. Return

References

2014, Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 15, Walking to Dip Falls

15 minutes retrace route

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 24, Number 6, Dip Falls

45 minutes retrace route
“… a 400 year old stringybark of exceptional girth.”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Dip Falls

“The Big Tree is a couple fo kilomtres further on”

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Dip Falls Viewing Platform 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:Walk across bridge to a lookout over the Dip Falls
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:160 m
Return distance:320 m
Comment:Cross Bridge and turn right at sign to falls lookout. Walk is wheelchair friendly.

References

2014, Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 15, Walking to Dip Falls

10 minutes retrace route
“acessible from a short level track”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 24, Number 6, Dip Falls

“… spectacular view of the falls from above.”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Dip Falls

“The track to the accessible viewing platform is beyond the falls”

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Dip Falls Walk to base of falls

Goal:Track down to base of Dip Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Very steep long flight of steps to base of falls and return

References

2014, Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 15, Walking to Dip Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“a long and steep flight of stairs”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 24, Number 6, Dip Falls

“… concrete steps with a handrail all the way.”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Dip Falls

“152 steep steps descend to the bottom of the cubic-basalt formed falls…”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Dip Falls

10 minutes retrace route
“… to reach the base of the waterfallo, a 152 step (and rather awkward staircase is provided…”

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