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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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Remarkable Cave car park

Nearest Road:Safety Cove Rd
Nearest Town:Pt Arthur
Locality:Tasman Peninsula
Latitude:S 43° 11′ 15″
Longitude:E 147° 50′ 44″
Elevation:35 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive to the end of Safety Cove Rd. Park according to road markings as space is tight in this busy tourist spot.

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6 walks from Remarkable Cave car park

Maingon Bay Lookout

Goal:Maingon Lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:20 m
Return distance:40 m
Comment:The lookout is near the car park at Remarkable Cave, at the end of Safety Cove Road.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 44, Number 10, Mount Brown - Crescent Beach

“.. View the rocky coast and notably the bull kelp anchored to the rocks amid the wild surf.”

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 112, Number 19, Crescent Bay and Mount Brown

“The Maingon Bay Lookout near the car park…”

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Maingon Blowhole Walk

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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:Maingon Blowhole
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk out Mount Brown Track 1.5km to blowhole. Return same route

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 27, Number 15, Crescent Beach and Mount Brown

1 hour retrace route
“Grade - easy”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 44, Number 10, Mount Brown - Crescent Beach

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 112, Number 19, Crescent Bay and Mount Brown

“Keep well away from its crumbly, unstable edge as you skirt past it towards another bedrock area.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 106, Number 47, 47 - Mount Brown

“… a narrow but very deep hole in the ground…”

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Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walk

Goal:Crescent Beach
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,750 m
Return distance:9,500 m
Comment:Walk to Mount Brown then back to junction. Go out Crescent Bay track to Crescent Bay Beach. Return.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 112, Number 19, Crescent Bay and Mount Brown

4 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“You will come across some odd-looking spiky bedrock about halfway along the beach…”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, blank, Page 13, Number 2, Crescent Bay and Mount Brown

4 hours circuitretrace
“...enormous dunes and beautiful crystal waters…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 106, Number 47, 47 - Mount Brown

“…a cairned junction… the other track drops down a valley to Crescent Beach”

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Mount Brown Walk

Goal:Mount Brown summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Mt Brown Track out to Mount Brown summit and return same route.

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 27, Number 15, Crescent Beach and Mount Brown

“Grade - medium”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 44, Number 10, Mount Brown - Crescent Beach

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 112, Number 19, Crescent Bay and Mount Brown

4 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Exposed, partly sandy, very rocky ascent to Mt Brown. Descent can be treacherous in wet weather.”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, blank, Page 13, Number 2, Crescent Bay and Mount Brown

“… vast panoramic views of the peninsula's rugged coastline.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 106, Number 47, 47 - Mount Brown

3 hours retrace route
“… cairns mark the locationof the old track and can be followed…”

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Remarkable Cave Walk

Goal:Remarkable Cave
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:150 m
Return distance:300 m
Comment:Descend long flight of steps near car park to viewing platform. Back up same way.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 112, Number 18, Crescent Bay and Mount Brown

“It is only a 300 metre return walk down some well built steps.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 44, Number 10, Mount Brown - Crescent Beach

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Remarkable Cave

“… short walking opportunity to Remarkable Cave…”

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Standup Point and Crescent Beach Walk

Goal:Blowholes
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Mt Brown Track then turn east on Crescent Bay Track. Along beach to Standup Point.

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 27, Number 15, Crescent Beach and Mount Brown

5 hours retrace route
“Grade - medium”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 44, Number 10, Mount Brown - Crescent Beach

4 hours retrace route

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 112, Number 19, Crescent Bay and Mount Brown

4 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Exposed, partly sandy.”

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