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 1,797 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

Hepbourn Point Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Hepbourn Point Beach

Updated on

2017-10-20

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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Huon Bush Retreats car park

Nearest Road:Browns Road
Nearest Town:Huonville
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 42° 58′ 56″
Longitude:E 146° 59′ 57″
Elevation:415 m
Fee:Entry fee
Management:Commercial
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Comment:"Browns Road is a steep gravel road and care must be taken when driving."

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5 walks from Huon Bush Retreats car park

Flat Rock Walk at Huon Bush Retreats

Goal:Flat Rock
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,600 m
Return distance:3,200 m
Comment:Pass through Tall Trees Track and it is the first half of the Mt Misery Walk. Return from Flat Rock.

References

info@huonbushretreats.com, Huon Bush Retreats, Mt Misery Track (Moderate)

2 hours retrace route
“… spectacular 360 degree views towards Bruny Island and the South West…”

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“… Flat Rock …presents the best views from the hike.”

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Lookout at Huon Bush Retreats

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:Lookout
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:From junction of the one way loop at Retreat, a 100m level assisted wheelchair track. Return.

References

info@huonbushretreats.com, Huon Bush Retreats, Lookout (Very Easy

10 minutes retrace route
“Perched on the edge of a steep gully…”

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Mount Misery Walk

Goal:Mt Misery
Grade:Long climb
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:3,100 m
Comment:Tall Trees Track, then Mt Misery Track via Flat Rock. Return to T junction, take right fork back.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 180, Number 33, Mount Misery

3 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“… a rocky outcrop with a miserable face.”

info@huonbushretreats.com, Huon Bush Retreats, Mt Misery Track (Moderate)

3 hours retrace route
“Most people with a moderate level of fitness will complete this walk in around 3-4 hours.”

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3 hours retrace route
“… Mount Misery's lovely sub-alpine heathland.”

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Tall Trees Walk at Huon Bush Retreats

Goal:T-junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,000 m
Comment:Tall Trees Circuit, avoiding track to Flat Rock and Mt Misery, but including Hidden Falls track.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 180, Number 33, Mount Misery

“… some truly gigantic eucalypts, the mighty swamp gum… thought to be about 350 years old.”

info@huonbushretreats.com, Huon Bush Retreats, Mt Misery Track (Moderate)

“The track is 1km long and climbs 50m.”

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“… an impressive stroll through tall treed rainforest.”

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Waterfall Track Walk to Hidden Falls

Goal:Hidden Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Walk back in from the end of the Tall Trees Track, then Hidden Falls Track. Return same way.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 180, Number 33, Mount Misery

“… a small viewing platform and seat that overlook the gully and the Hidden Falls”

info@huonbushretreats.com, Huon Bush Retreats, Mt Misery Track (Moderate)

“… a viewing platform overlooking a small waterfall”

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