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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2017-05-22

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Duckhole Lake parking area

Nearest Road:Coal Hill Road
Nearest Town:Dover
Locality:Huon Valley
Latitude:S 43° 22′ 23″
Longitude:E 146° 53′ 32″
Elevation:105 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Creekton Rd west from Strathblane. Avoid side Forestry rds. Marked track at Creekton Rivulet bridge.

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5 walks from Duckhole Lake parking area

Creekton Falls to Adamsons Falls circuit walk

Goal:Adamsons Falls
Grade:Challenging
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:12,500 m
Comment:Creekton Rd to Duckhole Lake. On to Creekton Falls. Link route (orange tags) to Adamsons Falls and down to Chestermans Rd.

References

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number , Creekton Falls - 2017

4 hours retrace route
“… and entire day will need to be dedicated…”

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Creekton Falls to Adamsons Falls walk

Goal:Adamsons Falls
Grade:Challenging
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:9,000 m
Comment:Creekton Rd to Duckhole Lake. On to Creekton Falls. Link route (orange tags) to Adamsons Falls and down to Chestermans Rd.

References

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number , Creekton Falls - 2017

4 hours retrace route
“… and entire day will need to be dedicated…”

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Creekton Falls Walk

Goal:Creekton Falls
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,300 m
Return distance:8,600 m
Comment:Walk to Duckhole Lake. Continue uphill on rough track. Return.

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 16, Number 5, Creekton Falls

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, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number , Creekton Falls - 2017

4 hours retrace route
“… an unmaintained trail that gets progressively rougher the further it goes.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 94, Number 41, 41 - Creekton Falls

4 hours retrace route
“… through a short but interesting section of Horizontal Scrub…”

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Creekton Rivulet Walk

Goal:Creekton Rivulet
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Walk along Creekton Rivulet for 500 m (or as far as you like). Pretty rainforest waterway close up.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 198, Number 37, Duckhole Lake

retrace route
“It initially leads along the fern-lined Creekton Rivulet…”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 50, Number 4, 16 Duckhole Lake

retrace route
“The track is well made and level”

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Duckhole Lake 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:Duckhole Lake
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,100 m
Return distance:4,200 m
Comment:Mostly good boardwalk though a little needed repair and thus a bit of mud. Walk out to lake, return.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 10, Duckhole Lake Walk

1 hour retrace route
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, 2014, Cowirrie Commentary, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number 21, Walking to Duckhole Lake

2 hours 20 minutes retrace route
“A sinkhole surrounded by rainforest”

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 198, Number 37, Duckhole Lake

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“… a leisurely, near level walk… the route of an old timber tramway.”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 13, Number 1, Duckhole Lake

1 hour retrace route
“Towards the lake, beautiful tea tree ecosystems …”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 50, Number 4, 16 Duckhole Lake

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“The track continues around the lake a little way…”

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