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 1,541 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.

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

Latest update

2017-03-30

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Tall Trees parking area (Mt Field)

Nearest Road:Lake Dobson Rd
Nearest Town:Westerway
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 42° 40′ 57″
Longitude:E 146° 42′ 14″
Elevation:240 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Tank
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table

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2 walks from Tall Trees parking area (Mt Field)

Lady Barron 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:Lady Barron Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:From Lake Dobson Rd parking at Tall Trees, walk SW to the falls. Return same way.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 14, Lady Barron Falls Track

20 minutes retrace route
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Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 34, Number 11, Lady Barron Falls

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Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 64, Number 26, Lady Barron Falls

retrace route
“A well-graded walk.”

Phoenix Group Co., 2013, Tasmania for Everyone, ed., Phoenix Group Co., Page , Number 22, Waterfalls:South West and Southern Tasmania

retrace route
“A lesser known falls in the vicinity of Russell Falls.”

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Tall Trees Circuit (Mt Field)

Goal:Track Junction
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,000 m
Comment:Cross road and follow track about 300m. At track junction, turn right to return on parallel track back to Lake Dobson Rd.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 16, Tall Trees Circuit

30 minutes circuit
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Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Tall Trees Walk

30 minutes circuit
“… through forest that features… the magnificent swamp gums.”

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