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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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2017-08-15

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Mavista Creek car park

Nearest Road:Resolution Rd
Nearest Town:Adventure Bay
Locality:Bruny Island
Latitude:S 43° 22′ 37″
Longitude:E 147° 19′ 20″
Elevation:30 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Adventure Bay, west on Lockleys Rd, then right into Resolution Rd. Park at Mavista Picnic Area - on Waterfall Creek.

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3 walks from Mavista Creek car park

Mavista Creek Nature Trail

Goal:Creek walk
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:Walk along the creek until the end of the maintained track. Return same way.

References

Hillary Cane, Bill Erickson, Bec & John Davis, Mike & Anne Briggs, 1998, Bruny Island - A Guide for Walkers, 2nd ed., Grundys Point Press, Tasmania, Page 20, Number ,

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, , Bruny Island - Attractions and Accommodation, ed., , Page , Number 10, Mavista nature walk

30 minutes retrace route
“… a lovely walk that meanders through a fern glade next to Waterfall Creek…”

Nick Dotson, 2016, Welcome to Bruny Island, ed., Bruny Island Accommodation Services, Page , Number , Adventure Bay: Mavista

30 minutes retrace route
“… a rainforest fern glade next to Waterfall Creek.”

, 2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, ed., Kingborough Council, Page , Number 35, Mavista Nature Walk

40 minutes retrace route
“Be prepared for leeches.”

, , One-off references, ed., , Page , Number , Mavista Nature Walk Bruny Island Tasmania - 26 March 2013

30 minutes retrace route
“…gentle 30 minute return walk beside a rainforest stream…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 76, Number 32, 32 - Mavista Falls

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“… a great diversity of native flora…”

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Mavista Falls 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:Mavista Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Waterfall on Waterfall Creek, path closed many years ago. Require climbing up slick rock face beside cascades inside the mini-gorge to reach the falls

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 48, Number 16, Mavista Falls

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Hillary Cane, Bill Erickson, Bec & John Davis, Mike & Anne Briggs, 1998, Bruny Island - A Guide for Walkers, 2nd ed., Grundys Point Press, Tasmania, Page 20, Number ,

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, 2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, ed., Kingborough Council, Page , Number 35, Mavista Nature Walk

retrace route
“Mavista Falls are inaccessible”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 76, Number 32, 32 - Mavista Falls

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“… a great diversity of native flora…”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number , Mavista Falls - 2017

2 hours retrace route
“Difficult, overgrown track - multiple creek crossings”

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Murrays Walk from Mavista Falls at Adventure Bay

Goal:Cuthberts Road
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Meet on Cuthberts Rd (from Cloudy Bay Rd/Cobalds Rd corner)

References

Hillary Cane, Bill Erickson, Bec & John Davis, Mike & Anne Briggs, 1998, Bruny Island - A Guide for Walkers, 2nd ed., Grundys Point Press, Tasmania, Page 22, Number ,

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