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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI, used under the MIT License

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Meetus Falls parking area

Nearest Road:McKays Rd
Nearest Town:Fingal
Locality:East
Latitude:S 41° 56′ 55″
Longitude:E 147° 52′ 53″
Elevation:640 m
Management:Forestry Tasmania
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Tank
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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3 walks from Meetus Falls parking area

Meetus Falls Long Log 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:Meetus Falls Long Log
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:150 m
Return distance:300 m
Comment:Follow the first part of the track to the long log heading downhill. Return before track gets steep

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 158, Number 28, Meetus Falls

“The track leads up a small rise before dropping down into the river valley.”

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Meetus Falls Lookout

Goal:Meetus Falls Lookout
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Turn right at fork in track. Steep rocky steps down to excellent lookout over falls. Return.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 158, Number 28, Meetus Falls

“A set of wooden steps will take you to the lookout.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Meetus Falls - near Lake Leake

20 minutes retrace route
“… a viewing platform where you can view Meetus Falls from across the gorge.”

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Meetus Falls Walk to base of falls

Goal:Base of Meetus Falls
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Take left turn at fork in track. Steep wet descent to river at base of 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 52, Number 18, Meetus Falls

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 158, Number 28, Meetus Falls

45 minutes retrace route
“… the track swings to the right as it zigzags it way down towards the river …”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Meetus Falls - near Lake Leake

“… to Cygnet River, and to the base of the cascades…”

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