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 1,796 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

Muirs Beach car park

Latest walk

Campbells Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Campbells Beach

Updated on

2017-10-19

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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Waterworks Reserve upper car park

Nearest Road:Waterworks Rd
Nearest Town:Dynnyrne
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 54′ 34″
Longitude:E 147° 17′ 18″
Elevation:160 m
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:South on Davey St past the end of the Southern Outlet. Left into Lynton St, right into Waterworks Rd. Continue on road to entrance of Waterworks Reserve.Follow sealed road past both dams to park.

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5 walks from Waterworks Reserve upper car park

Gentle Annie Falls and Circle Walk

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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:Circle Track
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,500 m
Comment:From far end parking area, follow track up creek then uphill to Gentle Annie. Return by circuit route

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 42, Number 15, Gentle Annie Falls and Circle Track

30 minutes circuit
“Interesting historic stonework”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, blank, Page 22, Number 1, Gentle Annie Falls Circuit

30 minutes circuit
“a short easily graded loop walk”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Gentle Annie Falls Circuit

“Gentle Annie Falls is not an actual waterfall but a hand-cut channel in natural sandstone…”

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Gentle Annie Falls Walk

Goal:Gentle Annie Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Take direct track behind parking area up hill to Gentle Annie and return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 42, Number 15, Gentle Annie Falls and Circle Track

“Interesting historic stonework”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Gentle Annie Falls Circuit

“Gentle Annie Falls is not an actual waterfall but a hand-cut channel in natural sandstone…”

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Pipeline Walk from Waterworks to Ferntree

Goal:Ferntree
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,200 m
Return distance:6,400 m
Comment:Walk up past Gentle Annie and along the Pipeline track to Ferntree

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 44, Number 16, Fern Tree to Waterworks Reserve

1 hour 30 minutes one way pickup
“A one-way downhill bushwalk on a well-graded track.”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Pipeline Track - Fern Tree to Waterworks Reserve

“… historic features highlighted by interpretation panels along the way.”

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Waterworks Reservoirs Circuit

Goal:Lower dam wall
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,600 m
Comment:Start at top of higher dam. Walk down north side to lower dam wall. Cross wall and walk back road.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 38, Number 13, Waterworks Reservoirs

45 minutes circuit
“An easy walk through bush and parkland…”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, blank, Page 12, Number 1, Waterworks Reserve Circuit

45 minutes circuit
“… walk skirting the two reservoirs within the Reserve.”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Reservoirs Circuit - Waterworks Reserve

“The loop walk winds around the edge of the Upper and Lower Reservoirs.”

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Waterworks Top Reservoir Circuit

Goal:Top dam wall
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,200 m

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 38, Number 13, Waterworks Reservoirs

20 minutes circuit
“An easy walk through bush and parkland…”

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