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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Guide Falls Lower Car Park

Nearest Road:West Ridgely Rd
Nearest Town:Ridgely
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 9′ 20″
Longitude:E 145° 48′ 13″
Elevation:150 m
Fee:No charge
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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2 walks from Guide Falls Lower Car Park

Guide Falls - Walking Track to Base of Falls

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:Base of Guide Falls
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Follow track upstream to base of falls and return

References

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, ed., westinlet@tassie.net.au, Page , Number , Guide Falls

retrace route
“An easy walking track to the base of the two-tiered falls…”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 22, Guide Falls Ridgely

5 minutes retrace route
“… a well maintained track with guard rails…”

Peter S. Manchester, 2010, Created From Chaos - a geological trail of 100 sites in Tasmania, 1 ed., Peter S. Manchester, Page 221, Number , ...Guide Falls, Ridgely

“… large light coloured boulders called 'greybilly' by the locals, or silcretes (geological term)…”

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Guide Falls Bottom Car Park to Top Car Park

Goal:Top Car Park
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:750 m
Comment:Start from bottom car park along creek to falls. Then climb the steep steps to the top. Return via upper car park and road.

References

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, ed., westinlet@tassie.net.au, Page , Number , Guide Falls

one way pickup
“A beautiful place to spend the day in summer”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 20, Guide Falls Ridgely

circuit
“There are relatively steep steps to the top of Guide Falls…”

Peter S. Manchester, 2010, Created From Chaos - a geological trail of 100 sites in Tasmania, 1 ed., Peter S. Manchester, Page 221, Number , ...Guide Falls, Ridgely

“… shrinkage cracks…fomr columns with between three to seven sides.”

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