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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

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2017-08-24

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Condominium Creek parking

Nearest Road:Scotts Peak Rd
Nearest Town:Maydena
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 42° 57′ 29″
Longitude:E 146° 21′ 43″
Elevation:330 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive south on Scotts Peak Rd for about 20km. The off-road parking is on the east side of the road, with a camping area by the creek.

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Condominium Creek walk

Goal:Track leaves creek
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Short walk on start of Mt Anne Track following creek. Return as track swings away from creek.

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 166, Number 9, Mt Anne Circuit

retrace route
“The car park is just south of the creek.”

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High Camp walk on Mt Anne

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:High Camp
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,600 m
Return distance:7,200 m
Comment:Mt Anne Track to High Camp and return. Turn Back of weather changes for the worse.

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 166, Number 9, Mt Anne Circuit

5 hours retrace route
“The small, 2 storied stone hut has a water tank and the toilet has views.”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 81, Number 15, 15 - Mt Anne

3 hours retrace route
“… the stepped trackclimbs steeply following the ridge crest…”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page , Number , Mount Eliza

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“The walk to Mt Eliza is stunning from the get go…”

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Mount Anne day walk

Goal:Mt Anne
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:7,300 m
Return distance:14,600 m
Comment:Mt Anne Track to summit and return. Long day walk - turn back if weather is at all dodgy.Not for the inexperienced.

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 166, Number 9, Mt Anne Circuit

10 hours retrace route
“A very exposed plateau is crossed with tremendous views in fine weather.”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 112, Number 59, 59 - Mount Anne

10 hours retrace route
“… may find you with your heart in your mouth as you tackle the final ascent”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Mt Anne Day Walk 20/03/12

8 hours retrace route
“… as a day walk in under 8 hrs. That’s a VERY fast time!!!”

, , One-off references, ed., , Page , Number , Mark Oates - Mt Anne Circuit Bushwalk

“A 2-day reasonably quick and lighweight bushwalk around the Mt Anne Circuit… anticlockwise”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 81, Number 15, 15 - Mt Anne

8 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“The final climb is above hughe cliffs and should only be tackled if … not concerned with heights.”

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Mount Eliza day walk

Goal:Mount Eliza summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,100 m
Return distance:8,200 m
Comment:Mt Anne Track past High Camp as far as summit of Mt Eliza and return. Turn back if weather poor.

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 166, Number 9, Mt Anne Circuit

7 hours retrace route
“The cairned route requires some scrambling”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 7, Number 1, Mount Eliza

6 hours retrace route
“… the walk turns into a scramble as you traverse a very steep scree of boulders,”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Eliza Plateau

6 hours retrace route
“… reached after a steep scramble over large boulders.”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 81, Number 15, 15 - Mt Anne

4 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“… passing High Camp Hut to the steep climb up boulders to the summit of Mt Eliza.”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page , Number , Mount Eliza

6 hours retrace route
“… the final ascent of Mount Eliza which require a high level of physical fitness…”

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