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 1,666 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

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Michael Horton

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

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2017-08-15

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Mount Mangana car park

Nearest Road:Coolangatta Rd
Nearest Town:Alonnah
Locality:Bruny Island
Latitude:S 43° 21′ 23″
Longitude:E 147° 17′ 12″
Elevation:430 m
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive to highest point on Coolangatta Road and park on south side of the road.

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2 walks from Mount Mangana car park

Mount Mangana Walk (from Coolangatta Rd)

Goal:Mount Mangana summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,800 m
Return distance:3,600 m
Comment:Track heads south from near parking, following the ridgeline over a minor summit before reaching the end of the track at Mount Mangana trig position.

References

Hillary Cane, Bill Erickson, Bec & John Davis, Mike & Anne Briggs, 1998, Bruny Island - A Guide for Walkers, 2nd ed., Grundys Point Press, Tasmania, Page 19, Number ,

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, , Bruny Island - Attractions and Accommodation, ed., , Page , Number 11, Mount Mangana

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“… rainforest, ferns, and eucalypt, spectacular panoramic views.”

Nick Dotson, 2016, Welcome to Bruny Island, ed., Bruny Island Accommodation Services, Page , Number , Adventure Bay: Mt Mangana

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“… a rainforest fern glade and eucalypt environment with spectacular panoramic views.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 36, Number 7, Mount Mangana

2 hours retrace route
“The gradient is steepes and the track is quite wide at the outset and reasonably gentle thereafter.”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 86, Number 42, 42 - Mount Mangana

2 hours retrace route
“The well-cut track leaves the south side of the road…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 78, Number 33, 33 - Mount Mangana

2 hours retrace route
“The path drops briefly before the final climb to the trig point.”

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Mount Mangana short walk (from Coolangatta Rd)

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:North Mt Mangana
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Track heads south from near parking, following the ridgeline to a minor summit. Return from here if desired - it is nearly twice as far to summit.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 86, Number 42, 42 - Mount Mangana

retrace route
“The track rises over and intermediate hill…”

Hillary Cane, Bill Erickson, Bec & John Davis, Mike & Anne Briggs, 1998, Bruny Island - A Guide for Walkers, 2nd ed., Grundys Point Press, Tasmania, Page 19, Number ,

“Walk along track about 100m to first peak and return”

Nick Dotson, 2016, Welcome to Bruny Island, ed., Bruny Island Accommodation Services, Page , Number , Adventure Bay: Mt Mangana

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Walk along track about 100m to first peak and return”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 36, Number 7, Mount Mangana

2 hours retrace route
“Walk along track about 100m to first peak and return”

, , Bruny Island - Attractions and Accommodation, ed., , Page , Number 11, Mount Mangana

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Walk along track about 100m to first peak and return”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 78, Number 33, 33 - Mount Mangana

retrace route
“The climb is short and gentle…”

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