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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Cradle Mountain Lodge car park

Nearest Road:Cradle Mountain Rd
Nearest Town:Cradle Mountain
Locality:Western Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 35′ 43″
Longitude:E 145° 55′ 43″
Elevation:800 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:Commercial
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Tap if open
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Nearby
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Lodge car park is only available if walkers are staying there. Otherwise use shuttle bus from Visitor centre or walk from there.

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3 walks from Cradle Mountain Lodge car park

FourWays Walk

Goal:River junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:7,500 m
Return distance:15,000 m
Comment:Walk starts from grounds of Cradle Mountain Lodge, 1km of rainforest then buttongrass plains.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 19, Number 3, Four Ways

7 hours retrace route
“There is a spectacular waterfall on Vale River immediately downstream of the bridge.”

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King Billy Walk from park entrance bus stop

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:King Billy Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:2,500 m
Comment:Take bus to Parks Office stop, walk back over bridge and through Lodge grounds along road to track start.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 287, Number 84, Enchanted - King Billy

40 minutes circuit
“Dripping wet, mossy rainforest…”

Cradle Mountain Lodge, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, King Billy track

40 minutes circuit
“… age old temperate rainforest…”

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Reynolds Falls Walk

Goal:Reynolds Falls
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:12,500 m
Return distance:25,000 m
Comment:Follow Penguin-Cradle Trail about 4km to Ossies Trail. Another 8-9km to falls. Return.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Reynolds Falls - Cradle Mountain

16 hours retrace route
“… the walk is very hard, and up there with the steepest…”

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