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 1,679 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

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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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2017-08-24

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Farmhouse Creek parking

Nearest Road:Picton Rd
Nearest Town:Geeveston
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 13′ 43″
Longitude:E 146° 40′ 9″
Elevation:170 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:About 1km before the Tahune Air Walk, turn west into Picton Rd/Riveaux Rd for 16km. Park at Farmhouse Creek.

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3 walks from Farmhouse Creek parking

Farmhouse Creek day walk

Goal:Log Crossing on Farmhouse Creek
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,100 m
Return distance:8,200 m
Comment:From carpark, take old road south, cross creek on bridge. Follow creek 4km to log crossing. Return.

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 122, Number 6, Farmhouse Creek to Federation Peak

retrace route
“An easy walk along a defined track… mainly mature rainforest.”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 35, Number 2, 6 - Farmhouse Creek

retrace route
“… walk for as long as you wish… until either time or the deteriorating terrain causes … turn back.”

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Farmhouse Creek short 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:First side creek
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,100 m
Return distance:4,200 m
Comment:From carpark, follow old road south, cross bridge to track. Walk 1.5km to side creek. Return.

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 122, Number 6, Farmhouse Creek to Federation Peak

retrace route
“An easy walk along a defined track… mainly mature rainforest.”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 35, Number 2, 6 - Farmhouse Creek

retrace route
“The early part of this track is gently graded, following the creek…”

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Farmhouse Creek to South Cracroft River day walk

Goal:South Cracroft crossing
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:9,500 m
Return distance:19,000 m
Comment:From car park, old road south across bridge. Track 9.5km then return. Turn back sooner if time short

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 122, Number 6, Farmhouse Creek to Federation Peak

11 hours retrace route
“…plenty of mud and tree roots.”

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