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 1,792 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

Upper Cam Falls parking

Latest walk

Winterbrook Rainforest Loop track end

Latest change

Updating Winterbrook

Updated on

2017-10-14

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

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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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Long Marsh Dam west side parking

Nearest Road:Tooms Lake Rd
Nearest Town:Ross
Locality:East
Latitude:S 42° 9′ 8″
Longitude:E 147° 49′ 46″
Elevation:400 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Ross, take Tooms Lake Rd, then Honeysuckle Rd. Park where road ends at bridge out on Macquarie River, and walk across and up the slope to 4WD track north.

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2 walks from Long Marsh Dam west side parking

Long Marsh Dam long 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:Probation Station Ruins
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:5,000 m
Comment:Cross river, walk up road to sharp turn right. Walk north on 4WD track. Continue north down to old Dam and up to old site. Return on north side track.

References

Peter Franklin, 2013, Bushwalks - Descriptions of various bushwalks, mainly in Tasmania, Long Marsh Dam 30 March 2016

“A marked walking track took us to the ruins of the probation station.”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Long Marsh Dam 2009

“A lot of interesting history here”

Chris Boden, 2009, Off-Road Tasmania, 3 ed., Roving Land and Recreation Services, Page 126, Long Marsh Dam 2009

“If there has been recent rain the river is difficult to cross”

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Long Marsh Dam walk from the west of river

Goal:Old weir
Grade:Some steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:4,000 m
Comment:Backtrack up road to 4WS track on north side. Walk in, continue on marked track to old station. Return same way.

References

Peter Franklin, 2013, Bushwalk Track Notes, Long Marsh Dam 2 April 2016

“The dam site can also be visited from this western side of the river”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Long Marsh Dam 2009

“A lot of interesting history here”

Chris Boden, 2009, Off-Road Tasmania, 3 ed., Roving Land and Recreation Services, Page 126, Long Marsh Dam 2009

“The … dam can be reached by climbing up the track on the western side of the river.”

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