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 1,666 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.

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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2017-08-15

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Marakoopa Cave parking

Nearest Road:Mayberry Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Meander Valley
Latitude:S 41° 34′ 38″
Longitude:E 146° 17′ 22″
Elevation:445 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Parking at southern end of road near big picnic shelter. Toilets are behind the shelter.

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2 walks from Marakoopa Cave parking

Marakoopa Cave Tour

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:Cave Tour
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Tickets required from park office

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Mole Creek Karst National Park

45 minutes retrace route
“… home to a range of fascinating animals…”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Mole Creek Karst National Park

45 minutes retrace route
“Cave tour ticket holders do not require a valid parks pass whilst visiting Marakoopa Cave.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Mole Creek Karst National Park

45 minutes retrace route
“Visitors See the Dark in a New Light at Marakoopa”

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Marakoopa Cave walk to entrance

Goal:Marakoopa Cave
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:160 m
Return distance:320 m
Comment:This is the walk to cave entrance. Cave tour is an extra 45 minutes if you have a ticket, and is not wheelchair accessible.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number 2, Mole Creek Karst National Park

retrace route
“The above-ground forest area … is very scenic and worth visiting”

Brenda Bourne, , Mole Creek and Chudleigh, ed., Website, Page , Number , Mole Creek Caves

retrace route
“… the largest glow worm display in any public-access cave in Australia.”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., , Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, ed., Meander Valley Council, Page , Number 25, The Fossil

“… may remind the visitor ... the origin of limestone and the long ecological history of this island.”

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