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 1,639 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
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.

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

Latest update

2017-07-07

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Echo Point Ferry landing

Nearest Road:Ferry from Cynthia Bay
Nearest Town:Lake St Clair
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 42° 2′ 37″
Longitude:E 146° 8′ 17″
Elevation:740 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:No road
Car Park:Landing
Water:Stream
Toilets:Type uncertain
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
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1 walk from Echo Point Ferry landing

Echo Point Walk (from ferry ride)

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:Lakeside
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:10,000 m
Return distance:20,000 m
Comment:Start with ferry ride from Cynthia Bay, then walk back. Ticket price extra to park entrance.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 21, Echo Point

3 hours one way pickup
“ombine a ferry cruise on Lake St Clair with a walk through the rainforest beside the lake.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 334, Number 97, Echo Point - Lake St Clair

5 hours one way pickup
“Travel by boat to the hut jetty in the early morning, then walk the return route”

, , Lake St Clair - Pumphouse Point - Tasmania, ed., Lake St Clair - Pumphouse Point - Tasmania, Page , Number , J - Echo Point

3 hours one way pickup
“Recommended as a one-way walk, with the enjoyable 20min ferry ride for the … drop off journey.”

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