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 1,639 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
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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.

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Jan Horton

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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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2017-07-07

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Mathinna Falls car park

Nearest Road:Mathinna Falls Rd
Nearest Town:Mathinna
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 24′ 2″
Longitude:E 147° 53′ 52″
Management:Forestry Tasmania
Road Surface:Rough track
Car Park:Rough
Water:Stream
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Last 1km section, off Forestry road is narrow, puddly and rough. Take care, or park on Mathinna Falls Rd and walk in.

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1 walk from Mathinna Falls car park

Mathinna Falls Walk

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:Foot of Mathinna Falls
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Short walk, but rough drive in to waterfall on Delvin Creek

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 52, Number 20, 20 - Mathinna Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“A short easy walk through attractive forest to a magnificent waterfall.”

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 46, Number 15, Mathinna Falls

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, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 43, Mathinna Falls - Mathinna

15 minutes retrace route
“… a very pretty waterfall … approximately 25m.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 54, Number 21, 21 - Mathinna Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“The waterfall drops in tiers from the neight of the valley and is quite a spectacle.”

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