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.

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

Latest update

2017-08-15

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Mount Maurice parking on Maurice Rd

Nearest Road:Maurice Rd
Nearest Town:Launceston
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 19′ 20″
Longitude:E 147° 37′ 11″
Elevation:625 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Turn off the Tasman Highway just east of Targa into Camden Hill Road then Diddleum Rd. Left I Maurice Rd. A good recent map is necessary, and road conditions may necessitate walking last km to track.

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1 walk from Mount Maurice parking on Maurice Rd

Mount Maurice Walk from Maurice Rd (east side)

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 Maurice summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Follow track to Mt Maurice Summit. May be quite overgrown and difficult in places. Return same way.

References

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Mount Maurice

retrace route
“There are intermittent tapes and track markers…”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Mount Maurice

“… some pretty deep washouts all the way down…”

, , Rockmonkey Adventures, ed., , Page , Number , Scott and Maurice - 18 October 2014

3 hours retrace route
“…4WD only for that bit (of road)…”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Maurice Rd access to Mt Maurice

“Reportedly in bad condition around Mt Maurice Track start - deeply rutted and eroded.”

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