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 1,533 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

2017-03-24

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Tahune car park

Nearest Road:Arve Rd
Nearest Town:Geeveston
Locality:Southern Forests
Latitude:S 43° 5′ 43″
Longitude:E 146° 43′ 45″
Fee:Entry fee
Management:Forestry Tasmania
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair

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4 walks from Tahune car park

Huon Pine Walk

Goal:Huon pines
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Cross Tahune Bridge and follow track downriver to see the Huon Pines. Return after 500m.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 13, Huon Pine Track

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McKays Track circuit

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:Swinging Bridges
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Take McKays Track upriver on South bank. Cross 2 swing bridges. Return on north side of river.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 13, McKays Track Walk

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Tahune Airwalk (Airwalk only)

Goal:Tahune Lookout
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:546 m
Comment:Transport available from visitor centre to airwalk access

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 2009, PWS Concessions - Walking Track List AS2156 classes 1 to 4, v3 ed., PWS, Page 1, Number , Forestry Tasmania Track Class 1

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Tahune Airwalk from visitor centre

Goal:Tahune Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,600 m

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 13, Tahune Air Walk

45 minutes circuit
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Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 2009, PWS Concessions - Walking Track List AS2156 classes 1 to 4, v3 ed., PWS, Page 1, Number , Forestry Tasmania Track Class 2

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