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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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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Summit Pass Track Parking (Ben Lomond)

Nearest Road:Ben Lomond Rd
Nearest Town:Launceston
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 31′ 35″
Longitude:E 147° 39′ 50″
Elevation:1,410 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:There are several small pull-overs near the start of the track on the west side of the road. It has a sign.

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3 walks from Summit Pass Track Parking (Ben Lomond)

Legges Tor Circuit

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:Legges Tor Summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,500 m
Comment:Follow Summit Pass Track. Take track to huts and veer left for summit. Circuit round following skipoles to track. Return.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Summit Pass Track

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 44, Number 16, 16 - Legges Tor Circuit

1 hour circuitretrace
“This track is indicated by tall poles…”

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Legges Tor Summit walk

Goal:Summit of Legges Tor
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,300 m
Return distance:2,600 m
Comment:Follow track to Summit Huts then veer left for the summit. Return, or make your way down to ski village visible to the east

References

Paul Ma, 2014, Mountain Views, Legges Tor, TAS, Australia

28 minutes retrace route
“… less than half an hour of leisurely stroll..”

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Summit Pass walk from Ben Lomond Rd to Carr Villa

Goal:Carr Villa
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,200 m
Return distance:8,400 m
Comment:Follow track to near Summit Huts and it then veers right downhill to the north to Carr Villa.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Summit Pass Track

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