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 1,626 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.

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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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2017-06-21

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Leven Canyon car park

Nearest Road:Leven Canyon Rd
Nearest Town:Ulverstone
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 24′ 2″
Longitude:E 146° 1′ 49″
Elevation:500 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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4 walks from Leven Canyon car park

Leven Canyon Circuit

Goal:Cruickshanks Lookout
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,000 m
Comment:To Cruickshanks Lookout, then down a massive flight of steps to lower lookout and back via fernglade

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 36, Leven Canyon Lookout

45 minutes circuit
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Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 52, Number 20, Level Canyon Lookout

45 minutes circuit
“… track zigzags steeply downhill with very helpful sturdy rope handrails.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 245, Number 79, Leven Canyon

circuit
“These two track are linked via many steps to create a triangular circuit.”

Wings Wildlife Park, 2015, Wings Wildlife Park, ed., EMMARK STUDIOS, Page , Number 10, 10 - The forest Stairmaster

1 hour circuit
“Take on the challenge of the 697 stairs…”

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Leven Canyon Circuit including Canyon Floor 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:Bridge over Leven River
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:6,000 m
Comment:Leven Canyon Circuit, then walk to Canyon floor track and return.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 245, Number 79, Leven Canyon

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Even though paved roadway could be driven for some of the way, we suggest you walk.”

Wings Wildlife Park, 2015, Wings Wildlife Park, ed., EMMARK STUDIOS, Page , Number 10, 10 - The forest Stairmaster

1 hour circuit
“Take on the challenge of the 697 stairs…”

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Leven Canyon Cruickshanks Lookout walk

Goal:Cruickshanks Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Main track to Cruickshanks Lookout, with return the same way to avoid the huge flight of stairs down

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 52, Number 20, Level Canyon Lookout

retrace route
“… track climbs gently for about ten mintues, with seats at regular intervals.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 245, Number 79, Leven Canyon

retrace route
“Another track leads to the canyon floor. To visit each spot is most enjoyable. We suggest you walk.”

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Leven Canyon Lower Lookout

Goal:Leven Canyon Lower Lookout
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:Walk down through the fern glade to the new lower lookout. Return same way to avoid the many many steps of the circuit route.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 52, Number 20, Level Canyon Lookout

retrace route
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Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 245, Number 79, Leven Canyon

retrace route
“A lower fern glade takes you 600 m amid thousands of tree and ground ferns.”

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