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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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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Waratah Picnic Area car park (Hartz Mountains)

Nearest Road:Hartz Rd
Nearest Town:Geeveston
Locality:South
Latitude:S 43° 11′ 48″
Longitude:E 146° 46′ 4″
Elevation:775 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:Type uncertain
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Geeveston, Take Arve Rd then follow signs for Hartz Mountains NP. Access to Waratah picnic area is near a sharp bend on inside of bend.

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2 walks from Waratah Picnic Area car park (Hartz Mountains)

Keoghs Falls Walk on Waratah Lookout track

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:Waratah Lookout
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Walk partway along track to the Waratah Lookout. Keoghs Falls on the right. Same walk is listed as 'Waratah Lookout' - continue on another 50m.

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, on website, Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Number 42, Keogh's Falls

“… near Arve Falls and Waratah Lookout.”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, Rivendell Books, Page 38, Number 3, 7 - Waratah Lookout and Keogh's Falls

10 minutes retrace route
“Keogh's Falls may be viewed from the Waratah Lookout.”

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Waratah Lookout walk

Goal:Waratah Lookout
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Walk 100m to the Waratah Lookout, passing Keoghs Falls. Same walk listed as 'Keoghs Falls'.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Waratah Lookout

5 minutes retrace route
“… views of forest across the Huon Valley to the Wellington Range.”

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