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 1,769 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

TipTop Track parking

Latest walk

Zig Zag Track at Goat Hills

Latest change

Completed 'Greater Hobart Trails'

Updated on

2017-09-25

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

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI, used under the MIT License

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Hoo Hoo Hut car park

Nearest Road:Duck Reach Rd
Nearest Town:Launceston
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 27′ 32″
Longitude:E 147° 6′ 9″
Elevation:170 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Reatta Rd turn left into Duck Reach Rd. Pass Equestrian Area to the end of the road by the Hoo Hoo Hut. Area is locked at night

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9 walks from Hoo Hoo Hut car park

Deadmans Hollow Lookout walk

Goal:Deadmans Hollow Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Path heads gently downhill north of Hoo Hoo Hut towards the river. Left at main track to reach lookout. Beware slippery casuarina needles on steep bit

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area - Activities

“Quite steep in places so not suitable for wheels”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area - Activities

“Map of walking tracks”

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Deadmans Knob circuit walk

Goal:Deadmans Knob
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,600 m
Comment:Starting east of toilet block, head south around knob. At power line, stay with track , not power line road. At T-junction, turn left back to start

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, 5 - Deadmans Knob

30 minutes circuit
“An easy and enjoyable circuit track on a gentle grade through light bush.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area - Activities

“Map of walking tracks”

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Duck Reach Power Station walk via Deadmans Knob

Goal:Duck Reach Power Station
Grade:Some steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Follow Deadmans Knob track, then steep descent to power station. Climb back up north side to car park by Hoo Hoo Hut.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, 5 - Duck Reach Power Station via Deadmans Knob

1 hour 15 minutes retrace route
“A walk of considerable variety through light bush to the historic Duck Reach power station.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area - Activities

“Map of walking tracks”

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Eeel Trap Lookout walk

Goal:Eeel Trap Lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Follow north around parking to start of South Esk Track. At junction curve left back gently downwards to lookout. Return same way with wheels.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area - Activities

“… a wheelchair accessible bitumen track leads down to a lookout over the river.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area - Activities

“Map of walking tracks”

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Eel Trap walk from Hoo Hoo Hut

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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:Eel Traps
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk down to Eel Trap Lookout. Track starts as steps down from track 5m north of lookout. Not well maintained. Old intake for Duck Reach Power Station

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area - Activities

“Map of walking tracks”

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Hoo Hoo Hut to Aquatic Point walk

Goal:Aquatic Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Follow track upriver from Hoo Hoo Hut, past dam, around water intake area and on to Aquatic Point.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area

“… offers numerous scenis viewpoints …”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area - Activities

“Map of walking tracks”

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Hoo Hoo Hut to Trevallyn Dam Walk

Goal:Trevallyn Dam
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Follow track upriver to dam. Can be continued on to Aquatic Point but that is harder going.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 20, Number 4, 4 - Hoo Hoo Hut to Trevallyn Dam

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“A pleasant, basically falt walk high on a hillside overlooking the South Esk River.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area

“… offers numerous scenis viewpoints …”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area - Activities

“Map of walking tracks”

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Reedy Gully - Peppermint Circuit

Goal:Snake Gully junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:5,500 m
Comment:Walk West on Reedy Gully Fire Trail. Continue across Snake Gully to Reatta Rd junction. Turn south on Peppermint Track back to start.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area

“Most of the tracks are signposted with their names”

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Reedy Gully - Snake Gully_Peppermint walk

Goal:Powerline Junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,250 m
Comment:Walk east on Reedy Gully Tk to Snake Gully. Turn left back to road. Cross road. Return on to start on Peppermint Track.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area - Activities

“Map of walking tracks”

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