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 1,797 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

Muirs Beach car park

Latest walk

Hepbourn Point Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Hepbourn Point Beach

Updated on

2017-10-20

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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Wombat Moor parking

Nearest Road:Lake Dobson Rd
Nearest Town:New Norfolk
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 42° 40′ 59″
Longitude:E 146° 36′ 42″
Elevation:1,070 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive up Mt Dobson Rd from Mt Field entrance. Go past Lake Fenton about 1.5km. Signed track on left over moor. Wide parking on side of road.

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4 walks from Wombat Moor parking

Lake Belcher 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:Lake Belcher
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,000 m
Return distance:12,000 m
Comment:Follow track across Moor then down around Mt Mawson to the Humbolt River. Follow track along river to lake. Return.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Lakes Belton and Belcher

“Sections of this walk are wet and muddy.”

Peter Franklin, 2013, Bushwalk Track Notes, Lakes Belton and Belcher - 17 Oct 2009

“Only the bearer logs remain of the bridge over the river…”

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Lake Belton walk

Goal:Lake Belton
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,000 m
Return distance:12,000 m
Comment:Follow Lake Belcher Track to river crossing. Head west up slope to Lake Belton. Return same way.

References

Peter Franklin, 2013, Bushwalk Track Notes, VC Falls 11 Apr 2015

“It is most pleasant easy walking along the ridge top beside the lake.”

Peter Franklin, 2013, Bushwalk Track Notes, Lakes Belton and Belcher - 17 Oct 2009

“The track to Lake Belton is somewhat indistinct, but not that hard to follow …”

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Moorland Mosaic walk

Goal:Seat under trees
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Follow boardwalk across Moor. There is a seat and some information at a rest spot before the track starts to descend. Turn back here.

References

Touring Tasmania, Moorland Mosaic

20 minutes retrace route
“Well worth the short 20 minute return walk”

Hikespeak, Moorland Mosaic in Mount Field National Park - April 2014

“… up a gradual hillside covered in grasses and low brush.”

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VC Falls Circuit

Goal:VC Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:14,000 m
Comment:Lake Belcher Track to river crossing, head up to Lake Belton. Follow west side of lake and down to falls, to Lake Belcher, go right back to start .

References

Peter Franklin, 2013, Bushwalk Track Notes, VC Falls 11 Apr 2015

8 hours circuitretrace
“Varied from good to bad, moderate and roughish”

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