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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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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Pencil Pine Falls car park

Nearest Road:Dove Lake Rd
Nearest Town:Devonport
Locality:Western Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 35′ 40″
Longitude:E 145° 55′ 45″
Elevation:800 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Or walk from bus stop at Ranger Station just over the bridge.

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3 walks from Pencil Pine Falls car park

Dove Canyon walk along Pencil Pine Creek

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:Dove Canyon
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Follow Pencil Pine Creek Track over bridge and along to junction with Dove River. Return same way.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 60, Number 24, Dove River Bridge

“… featuring three waterfalls..”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 289, Number 85, Dove River Gorge

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Knyvet Falls Walk

Goal:KnyvetFalls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Descend steps to Pencil Pine Creek then walk downstream to Knyvet Falls. Return

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 60, Number 24, Knyvet Falls

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“… a small fall of possibley 5 metres or less.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Knyvet Falls - Cradle Mountain

15 minutes retrace route
“… takes you right next to the top of the waterfall.”

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Pencil Pine Falls Walk

Goal:PencilPineFalls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Start on Dove Canyon track. Descend steps to Pencil Pine Creek then walk upstream a short distance to falls. Return .

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 60, Number 24, Pencil Pine Falls

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls

“… a very attractive fall…”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Pencil Pine Falls - Cradle Mountain

5 minutes retrace route
“The track is a fully constructed boardwalk…”

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