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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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

Components

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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Marriotts Falls parking area

Nearest Road:Tyenna Road
Nearest Town:Westerway
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 42° 43′ 45″
Longitude:E 146° 39′ 47″
Elevation:210 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Car Park:Rough
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Alt access from Tyenna Rd railway bridge.
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2 walks from Marriotts Falls parking area

Marriotts Falls Walk to Bottom Falls

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:Marriotts Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Park after bridge. Follow Tyenna River then Marriotts Creek to lower falls. Return

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 42, Number 14, Marriotts Falls

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Marriotts Falls

“… a moderate family walk that's "off the beaten track".”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, Marriotts Falls

1 hour retrace route
“A short gently climing walk through beautiful wet forest country.”

Phoenix Group Co., 2013, Tasmania for Everyone, Phoenix Group Co., Number 13, Waterfalls:South West and Southern Tasmania

“… accessed along a well constructed track.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Marriotts Falls - Tyenna

1 hour retrace route
“The track… is generally in very good condition.”

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Marriotts Falls Walk to Top Falls

Goal:Marriotts Falls Upper
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,100 m
Return distance:4,200 m
Comment:Young children and inexperienced walkers may find upper falls track difficult.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, Marriotts Falls

2 hours retrace route
“Clear track to fires falls, rougher trail upstream to the second cascade.”

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Page 6, Number 1, Marriotts Falls

3 hours retrace route
“The 3km walk to the falls follows the Tyenna River… through beautiful rainforest and open plains…”

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