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.

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Lemonthyme Lodge day parking

Nearest Road:Dolcoath Rd
Nearest Town:Sheffield
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 31′ 9″
Longitude:E 146° 5′ 59″
Elevation:470 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Commercial
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Tap if open
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:8km access road is very good, but speed limit 30kph. Day visitors are welcome but MUST sign in and out at reception . This is private property with a range of accommodation so please be considerate.

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9 walks from Lemonthyme Lodge day parking

Big tree Loop Walk (Lemonthyme)

Goal:Big Tree
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,600 m
Comment:Follow track for No-Name Falls. At unsigned track, veer left, then right at signed track to Big Tree. Loops back past two big trees.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 238, Number 77, Lemonthyme - No Name Falls

“It is requested that you register at the lodge reception before you embark on your walk.”

Lemonthyme Walking Trails, Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat, Big Tree walk

45 minutes circuit

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Bridal Veil Falls only Walk

Goal:Bridal Veil Falls
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Continue past Lookout and Champagne Fallsturn off to sign for Bridal Veil Falls. This is only a short climb down to base of falls, with a good bridge

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 236, Number 76, Lemonthyme - Bridal Veil Falls

“It is requested that you register at the lodge reception before you embark on your walk.”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Bridal Veil Falls

2 hours retrace route
“… One of two lovely waterfalls near Lemonthyme Lodge…”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Bridal Veil Falls

2 hours retrace route
“Moderate, with some stair cases and steep climbs”

Lemonthyme Walking Trails, Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat, Bridal Veil Walk

“Walk up under the falls before crossing the bridge…”

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Bridal Veil Falls via Champagne Falls Circuit

Goal:Bridal Veil Falls
Grade:Very Steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:5,500 m
Comment:Continue past Lookout to Champagne falls then on to Bridal Veil. If Champagne Falls is too steep, continue on 4WD track to Bridal Veil falls only.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 236, Number 76, Lemonthyme - Bridal Veil Falls

2 hours 15 minutes circuit
“It is requested that you register at the lodge reception before you embark on your walk.”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Champagne Falls

3 hours circuitretrace
“… the first of two lovely waterfalls near Lemonthyme Lodge…”

Lemonthyme Walking Trails, Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat, Bridal Veil and Champagne Falls

2 hours circuitretrace
“This is a beautiful circuit…”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Bridal Veil Falls

2 hours retrace route
“Access to Bridal Veil Falls and Champagne Falls along the same track”

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Champagne Falls Walk

Goal:Champagne Falls
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,700 m
Return distance:3,400 m
Comment:Long climb up ridge. Continue past Lookout. Descent is steep and slippery down to the base of the falls. Return by same route

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 236, Number 76, Lemonthyme - Bridal Veil Falls

“It is requested that you register at the lodge reception before you embark on your walk.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Champagne Falls

50 minutes retrace route
“Bush track, some steep sections”

Lemonthyme Walking Trails, Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat, Champagne Falls Walk

“… descend down the bank to these beautiful falls.”

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Fernglade Walk (Lemonthyme Lodge)

Goal:Bull Creek
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:800 m
Comment:Ferny walk down to river. Start in front of Lodge verandah, or walk left of Lodge to BBQ area and follow track diagonally down in front of lodge.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 2009, PWS Concessions - Walking Track List AS2156 classes 1 to 4, v3 ed., PWS, Page 1, Forestry Tasmania Track Class 2

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 238, Number 77, Lemonthyme - No Name Falls

“It is requested that you register at the lodge reception before you embark on your walk.”

Lemonthyme Walking Trails, Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat, Fernglade Walk

30 minutes circuit
“The Fernglade Walk, directly in front of the Retreat… along an all weather boardwalk track”

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Lake Cethana Walk

Goal:Lake Cethana
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk back out from day parking to start of track. Track gets progressively steeper after the end of the Loggers Loop shared track.

References

Lemonthyme Walking Trails, Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat, Lake Cethana Walk

2 hours retrace route
“This walk is graded hard because the return trip is a long haul uphill.”

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Lemonthyme Lookout walk

Goal:Lookout over Lorrina
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk up track to Bridal Veil Falls as far as the lookout picnic table then return. The 4WD track is all as steep as the first part with little respite

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 236, Number 76, Lemonthyme - Bridal Veil Falls

“It is requested that you register at the lodge reception before you embark on your walk.”

Lemonthyme Walking Trails, Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat, Fernglade Walk

“Following the track up the hill you will reach a lookout affding delightful views across the valley”

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Loggers Loop 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:Track junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,300 m
Comment:Start Lake Cethana Walk near entrance to Lodge. Turn right at intersection before it gets steep. Loop back to Lodge. This is a shared walk/bike track.

References

Lemonthyme Walking Trails, Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat, Loggers Loop

45 minutes circuit

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No Name Falls Circuit Walk

Goal:No Name Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,500 m
Comment:Circuit walk to No Name Falls, returning Fern Glade. However, the bridges have been washed away as of 2016 so it is no longer accessible.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 238, Number 77, Lemonthyme - No Name Falls

1 hour 45 minutes circuit
“It is requested that you register at the lodge reception before you embark on your walk.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, No Name Falls - Lemonthyme Lodge

2 hours
“Moderate uphill walking, some climbing”

Lemonthyme Walking Trails, Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat, No Name Falls

2 hours circuit
“Please do not attempt to climb the falls from the base because the area is vulnerable to erosion.”

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, No Name Falls

“The track to No Name falls is closed indefinitely due to flood damage to bridges and landslips.”

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