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 1,626 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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2017-06-21

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Mount Maurice parking on Knights Rd

Nearest Road:Knights Rd
Nearest Town:Myrtle Park
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 19′ 56″
Longitude:E 147° 32′ 9″
Elevation:625 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Find Didleaum Rd and then Knights Rd. There are Forestry Roads in the area so check directions. Drive 500m down Knights Rd to St Patricks River to park. Bridge is damaged, but can be walked.

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1 walk from Mount Maurice parking on Knights Rd

Mount Maurice Walk from Knights Rd (west 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:9,000 m
Return distance:18,000 m
Comment:Due to missing bridge, add extra 6km each way to walk up on old road to start of track. Return same way.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 40, Number 14, 14 - Mount Maurice

6 hours retrace route
“Excellent view and a fascinating variety of landscapes.”

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

retrace route
“The route is generally well marked, but does not seem to be used enough to leave a clear track.”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Mount Maurice

“22Jun16 - Knights Rd was danger taped off at the turn off from Diddleum Rd…”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 76, Number 36, 36 -Mount Maurice

2 hours
“… superb forest before moving through to sporadic clumps of scrub…”

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Mount Maurice - 19 March 2017

retrace route
“18Mar17: The St Patricks River Bridge is unusable but walkable. Add 6km each way to walk.”

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