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 1,609 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

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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2017-05-22

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Blue Tier car park

Nearest Road:Poimena Rd
Nearest Town:Pyengana
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 11′ 58″
Longitude:E 148° 0′ 17″
Elevation:750 m
Road Surface:Rough track
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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6 walks from Blue Tier car park

Australia Hill Circuit

Goal:Australia Hill summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:4,400 m
Comment:Can be very wet, but interesting mining history

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 66, Number 27, 27 - Blue Tier

2 hours circuit
“… lots of lichen and fungi amongst the tea-tree -”

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Goblin Forest Walk

Goal:Sun Flats Road
Grade:Flat
Type:circuit
One-way distance:350 m
Comment:Follow boadwalk around circuit back to road 100m north of start.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 48, Goblin Forest

20 minutes circuit
“… rain forest regenerating after the ravages of tin mining.”

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McGough stamper circuit

Goal:Site of McGough Stamper
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:650 m
Return distance:1,300 m

References

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page , Number , Moon Valley Rim - 21 June 2015

“… to the historic Gough Battery Tin Mine”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , McGough Stamper Route

“Walk the Moon Valley Rim Track in reverse. Battery is not far after leaving Sun Flats Rd.”

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Moon Rim Circuit

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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:Sun Creek
Grade:Moderate
Type:circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Take track up Mt Poimena. Continue around circuit then back south down road to start.

References

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page , Number , Moon Valley Rim - 21 June 2015

2 hours circuit
“… leads directly to the summit of Mt Poimena via a gently graded track”

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Mount Poimena Walk

Goal:Mount Poimena summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m

References

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page , Number , Moon Valley Rim - 21 June 2015

“…… trail leads directly to the summit of Mt Pomena via a gently graded track.”

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Wellington Creek Circuit

Goal:Track Junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:circuit
One-way distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk through Goblin Track to west end. Turn Right on 4WD track and circuit to left on track back to start. Be aware of oncoming bicycles.

References

, 2014, Cowirrie Commentary, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number 13, Walking the Wellington Creek Circuit, Blue Tier / Meenamatta

3 hours 30 minutes circuit
“too wet and slippery by far”

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