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 1,792 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

Upper Cam Falls parking

Latest walk

Winterbrook Rainforest Loop track end

Latest change

Updating Winterbrook

Updated on

2017-10-14

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

Components

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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Harridge Falls parking

Nearest Road:Tasman Hwy
Nearest Town:Derby
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 9′ 27″
Longitude:E 147° 53′ 58″
Elevation:290 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:4km from Moorina, 5km from Weldborough. Small parking bay 50m SW of 4WD track eastern side of highway.

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1 walk from Harridge Falls parking

Harridge Falls 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:Harridge Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Track starts '4 white posts' north of the old 4WD track junction. Pink tags mark route to falls. Return.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Harridge Falls, Derby

10 minutes retrace route
“Moderately easy, but slippery slopes.”

Touring Tasmania, Harrdige Falls - Weldborough Pass

10 minutes retrace route
“A track to the falls has only been marked out in very rcent times.”

Johnny T. Cheng, 2006, World of Waterfalls - Explore the best of YOUR world one waterfall at a time, Harridge Falls Tasmania

15 minutes retrace route
“…keep an eye out for the pink tapes, as it can be quite easy to meander off the trail and get lost.”

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