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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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.

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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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Western Creek Track parking

Nearest Road:Westrope Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 40′ 33″
Longitude:E 146° 28′ 37″
Elevation:730 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Western Creek Road, take Westrope Rd south. At 4km, veer left. Cross Western Creek and continue uphill to road closed point. Park here.

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3 walks from Western Creek Track parking

Ironstone Mountain walk via Western Creek

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:Ironstone Mountain
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,000 m
Return distance:12,000 m
Comment:Two tracks leave car park and join further up along Western Creek. Follow uphill to the plateau. Head to hut, then via rock knoll to summit. Return.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 65, Number 30, 30 - Ironstone Mountain

5 hours retrace route
“Cascading waterfalls into clearwater pools…”

Rockmonkey Adventures, Ironstone: 16 March 2014

“… a waterfall we crossed with the aid of a wire…”

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, Westrope Rd

“As of 04-Sep-2016, Westrope Rd is open to Western Creek Track Car Parking, but no further.”

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Western Creek Falls walk

Goal:Western Creek Falls
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Old 4WD track up 400m to camping area. Choice of 2 tracks up first section then join for last section to falls. Return

References

Doreen H. Lovegrove and Steve Summers, 2001, A Walking Guide to Flinders Island and Cape Barren Island, 3rd ed., Flinders Council, PO Box 40, Whitemark, Tas 7255, Western Creek Falls

2 hours 30 minutes circuitretrace
“The walking track crosses above the bottom tier of the waterfall…”

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Western Creek Track

Goal:Plateau at head of Western Creek
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Old 4WD track up 400m to camping area. 2 tracks then loop to rejoin further up the hill and follow creek to plateau.

References

Brenda Bourne, Mole Creek and Chudleigh, Website, Western Creek Track

“… offers magnificent views along the way.”

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, Westrope Rd

“As of 04-Sep-2016, Westrope Rd is open to Western Creek Track Car Parking, but no further.”

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