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 1,679 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

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

Latest update

2017-08-24

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Waldheim car park

Nearest Road:Dove Lake Rd
Nearest Town:Cradle Mountain
Locality:Western Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 38′ 18″
Longitude:E 145° 56′ 38″
Elevation:900 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Road into park is very narrow and used by fleet of shuttle busses. Road into Waldheim is even very narrow. Walkers may prefer to walk up from Ronny Creek bus stop.

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4 walks from Waldheim car park

Fagus Creek walk from Waldheim

Goal:Fagus Creek
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:800 m
Return distance:1,600 m
Comment:Waldheim to small cascade at Fagus Creek. Return same route.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , Hounslow Heath

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“tracks not maintained”

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Hounslow Heath Circuit

Goal:Edge of Heath
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:5,000 m
Comment:Hounslow Heath and Maryland Tracks from Waldheim

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , Hounslow Heath

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“tracks not maintained”

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Maryland Track to crest

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:Crest beyond Fagus Creek
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Maryland Track from Waldheim to crest west of Fagus Creek

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , Hounslow Heath

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“tracks not maintained”

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Weindorfers Forest Walk

Goal:Loop Walk
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:400 m
Comment:Loop walk in Weindorfers Forest above Walheim

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 297, Number 88, Crater Lake - Waldheim

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“The forest is perhaps some of the most beautiful in the region.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , The Weindorfer Forest Walk

20 minutes circuit
“… through a forest of King Billy pines, celery-top pines and myrtles.”

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