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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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

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

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Mount Duncan car park

Nearest Road:Ironcliffe Rd
Nearest Town:Penguin
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 11′ 44″
Longitude:E 146° 1′ 42″
Elevation:420 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Rough track
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:'Road' not maintained - park at Gnomen car park and walk in 2.5km on road instead to Mt Duncan car park.

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3 walks from Mount Duncan car park

Mount Duncan Summit 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:Mount Duncan Summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,750 m
Comment:Mount Duncan summit via old route, returning down the steeper current track

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 228, Number 73, Mount Duncan

2 hours circuit
“Damp Forest and moss give way to a fairly open rocky summit.”

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Mount Duncan Summit Walk

Goal:Mount Duncan summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,125 m
Return distance:2,250 m
Comment:Mount Duncan summit via steep route, and return same way. If walking from Gnomen parking, add 3km each way.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 50, Number 19, Mount Duncan

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Good track, good views…”

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Tall Trees Walk1

Goal:Dial Creek
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:5,000 m
Return distance:10,000 m
Comment:Mt Duncan car park to Gnomon car park via start of Dial Creek Rd and then Tall Trees Track. Rough going in places.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 228, Number 73, Mount Duncan

“The attractive headwaters of Dial Creek…”

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