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 1,679 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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2017-08-24

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Mount Arthur parking (Blythe Spur)

Nearest Road:Whites Mill Rd
Nearest Town:Lilydale
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 16′ 40″
Longitude:E 147° 15′ 39″
Elevation:750 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Rough track
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:3km south of Lilydale Rd/ Station Rd intersection, Whites Mill Rd 2.9km. Blythes Spur Rd uphill 3.3km to parking area before bridge. Walk from here unless high WB 4WD with good brakes. Extremely steep

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3 walks from Mount Arthur parking (Blythe Spur)

Blythe Spur Falls walk

Goal:Blythe Spur Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,200 m
Return distance:2,400 m
Comment:Walk up road 1.2 km. Cairn on south side (or listen!- climb on mound at side of road just inside vegetation - falls visible down easy descent to base.

References

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Mt Arthur via Blythe Spur - 2017

retrace route
“3km of narrow rutted old road with washaways to parking area. Just do-able with 2WD but tricky”

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Mt Arthur via Blythe Spur - 2017

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“From parking area up, road well made but extremely steep grade, loose gravel surface. Walk up 1km”

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , Cascades on Blythe Spur Rd - 2017

retrace route
“Walk up from parking area as no parking near falls.”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Arthur, Mount Track

retrace route
“The winding gravel road is not overly steep … making it passable for 2wd - continue for 3.3 km …”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 103, Number 21, 21 - Mt Arthur

retrace route
“… follow the closed vehicle track that provides access to the fire lookout…”

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Mount Arthur walk (from Blythe Spur)

Goal:Mount Arthur summit
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,100 m
Return distance:6,200 m
Comment:Walk on up road to shelter . Just after hut, meet Mt Arthur Track from left. Continue to summit straight ahead. Return same way.

References

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Mt Arthur

retrace route
“… it's the road before (Mountain Rd) and signposted.”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 103, Number 21, 21 - Mt Arthur

retrace route
“… follow the closed vehicle track that provides access to the fire lookout…”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Mt Arthur

retrace route
“I believe this is by far the easiest route…”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Arthur, Mount Track

3 hours retrace route
“The winding gravel road is not overly steep … making it passable for 2wd - continue for 3.3 km …”

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Mt Arthur via Blythe Spur - 2017

retrace route
“3km of narrow rutted old road with washaways to parking area. Just do-able with 2WD but tricky”

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Mt Arthur via Blythe Spur - 2017

retrace route
“From parking area up, road well made but extremely steep grade, loose gravel surface. Walk up 1km”

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Mount Arthur walk up to Shelter (from Blythe Spur)

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:Mount Arthur summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,750 m
Return distance:3,500 m
Comment:Walk on up road to shelter. Continue straight ahead 50m on track to a nice forest picnic spot at the first of the big rocks across track. Return.

References

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Mt Arthur

retrace route
“… it's the road before (Mountain Rd) and signposted.”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Mt Arthur

retrace route
“I believe this is by far the easiest route…”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Arthur, Mount Track

retrace route
“The winding gravel road is not overly steep … making it passable for 2wd - continue for 3.3 km …”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 103, Number 21, 21 - Mt Arthur

retrace route
“… follow the closed vehicle track that provides access to the fire lookout…”

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Mt Arthur via Blythe Spur - 2017

retrace route
“3km of narrow rutted old road with washaways to parking area. Just do-able with 2WD but tricky”

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Mt Arthur via Blythe Spur - 2017

retrace route
“From parking area up, road well made but extremely steep grade, loose gravel surface. Walk up 1km”

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