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 1,642 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

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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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2017-07-25

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Bogan Road car park

Nearest Road:Bogan Rd
Nearest Town:Deloraine
Locality:Western Tiers
Latitude:S 41° 41′ 1″
Longitude:E 146° 46′ 57″
Elevation:400 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Drive 16km west from Liffey on Liffey Rd. Turn into Bogan Rd to the picnic area.

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3 walks from Bogan Road car park

Liffey Falls Walk (from lower car park)

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:Liffey Falls base
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,100 m
Return distance:8,200 m
Comment:From Bogan Road car park, follow track upstream to the falls. Continue on a further 1km to upper picnic area if required (toilets) and return.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 42, Liffy Falls downstream

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
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Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 97, Number 28, Liffey Falls

3 hours retrace route
“Their real beauty lies in the reliability of water flow”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 6, Number 4, Liffey falls

3 hours retrace route
“… stunning sandstone tiered waterfalls…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 92, Number 40, 40 -Liffey Falls from downstream

3 hours
“A gentle and scenic riverside walk to a series of picturesque waterfalls”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 90, Number 39, 39 - Liffey Falls from downstream

3 hours
“The track is well-made, dry underfoot and largely flat…”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Downstream of Liffey Falls - April 2017

“The track has been re-aligned up the hill slope and out of the water. Good dry track, gentle grade”

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Liffy Falls Walk up-river (east to west)

Goal:Liffey Falls car park
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,100 m
Return distance:8,200 m
Comment:One way walk from Bogan Rd car park to upper car park (past the falls).

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 97, Number 28, Liffey Falls

1 hour 30 minutes one way pickup
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Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 27, Stratose

retrace route
“… depicts the geological strata through which the swirling waters ... Liffey River have cut a path.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 92, Number 40, 40 -Liffey Falls from downstream

3 hours
“A gentle and scenic riverside walk to a series of picturesque waterfalls”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 90, Number 39, 39 - Liffey Falls from downstream

3 hours
“The track is well-made, dry underfoot and largely flat…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 92, Number 40, 40 -Liffey Falls from downstream

3 hours
“A gentle and scenic riverside walk to a series of picturesque waterfalls”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 90, Number 39, 39 - Liffey Falls from downstream

3 hours
“The track is well-made, dry underfoot and largely flat…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 90, Number 39, 39 -Liffey Falls from upstream

“… downstream via the old path to Gulf Rd.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 88, Number 38, 38 - Liffey Falls from Upstream

“… 15 minutes from the carpark a junction is reached…continues over the wooden bridge on the old path”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Downstream of Liffey Falls - April 2017

“The track has been re-aligned up the hill slope and out of the water. Good dry track, gentle grade”

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Liffy walk upriver to bridge

Goal:Bridge over Liffey
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:From lower car park on Bogan Rd, walk up Liffey Track to walking bridge over river. Return. A very pretty walk on easy grade.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 90, Number 39, 39 - Liffey Falls from downstream

“The track is well-made, dry underfoot and largely flat…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 92, Number 40, 40 -Liffey Falls from downstream

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, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Downstream of Liffey Falls - April 2017

“The track has been re-aligned up the hill slope and out of the water. Good dry track, gentle grade”

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