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 1,792 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

Upper Cam Falls parking

Latest walk

Winterbrook Rainforest Loop track end

Latest change

Updating Winterbrook

Updated on

2017-10-14

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

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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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41°South parking area

Nearest Road:Montana Rd
Nearest Town:Deloraine
Locality:Meander Valley
Latitude:S 41° 33′ 36″
Longitude:E 146° 35′ 27″
Elevation:250 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Commercial
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Turn south from Mole Creek Rd at Red Hills onto Montana Rd at sign for 41°South. It is well signposted and has internal parking by the café.

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2 walks from 41°South parking area

Ginseng Farm Walk

Goal:Wetlands
Grade:Flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:1,200 m
Comment:Self-guided tour of farm wetlands and salmon farm. Map available from café. Separate walk along Western Creek to Montana Falls.

References

Great Western Tiers, Meander Valley Council, 41 Degrees South Salmon and Ginseng Farm

“… self guided tours along boardwalks through the farm and along the banks of the Western Rivulet…”

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Montana 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:Montana Falls
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:View is of lower cascades. Main fall is inaccessible on adjoining private land. Visitors are welcome via '41 Degrees South Salmon and Ginseng Farm'.

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, on website, Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Number 43, Montana Falls

“Not far from Deloraine.”

One-off references, http://www.41southtasmania.com/tours/

“The walk meanders… towards the Montana Falls Cascades.”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Lobster, Montana and Westmoreland Falls

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Montana Falls - Red Hills

5 minutes retrace route
“… a series of small cascades…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 104, Number 46, 46 - Montana Falls

“This route is now private land and inaccessible. Use entry north of bridge to 41 Degrees South Farm”

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