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 1,666 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

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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

Latest update

2017-08-15

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Lake Bill car parking

Nearest Road:Mersey Forest Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 49′ 20″
Longitude:E 146° 12′ 49″
Elevation:570 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table

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2 walks from Lake Bill car parking

Lake Bill 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 Bill
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,750 m
Return distance:7,500 m
Comment:Steady climb for about 500m, then steep ascent for another 500m. The rest of the way to Lake Bill is moderate. Return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 88, Number 38, Lakes Bill and Myrtle

4 hours retrace route
“Lake Bill is very scenic with its small beach…”

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Lake Myrtle Walk via Lake Bill

Goal:Lake Myrtle
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,750 m
Return distance:13,500 m
Comment:Steady climb for about 500m, then steep ascent for another 500m. The rest of the way is moderate. Stop at Lake Myrtle to explore, then return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 88, Number 38, Lakes Bill and Myrtle

7 hours retrace route
“…beautiful alpine walking to a picturesque Lake - or two.”

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