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.

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

2017-08-24

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Melaleuca airstrip

Nearest Road:Fly in, walk or boat
Nearest Town:Melaleuca
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 43° 25′ 17″
Longitude:E 146° 9′ 58″
Elevation:10 m
Management:World Heritage
Road Surface:No road
Car Park:Airstrip
Toilets:Flush
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
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6 walks from Melaleuca airstrip

Half Woody Hill Walk

Goal:Half Woody Hill
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:South Coast Track 3km south then untracked route North East up Half Woody Hill

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 47, Number 1, South Coast Track

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“…interesting, untracked day walk”

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Hidden Valley Walk

Goal:Hidden Valley
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,500 m
Return distance:13,000 m
Comment:4km down South Coast track from Melaleuca then untracked 2Km north-east into Hidden Valley

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 47, Number 1, South Coast Track

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“…interesting, untracked day walk”

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Mount Counsel Walk

Goal:Mount Counsel
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:9,500 m
Return distance:19,000 m
Comment:From Hidden Valley, another 3km very steep climb North East to Mt Counsel. Return same route.

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 47, Number 1, South Coast Track

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“…interesting, untracked day walk”

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Mount Melaleuca Walk

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:MtMelaleuca
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:8,500 m
Return distance:17,000 m
Comment:Untracked walk south from Melaleuca along Melaleuca Creek and return

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 47, Number 1, South Coast Track

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“…interesting, untracked day walk”

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Needwonnee Walk

Goal:Lagoon
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,200 m
Comment:Aboriginal interpretive walk

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Buttongrass, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , June 2012 - A living interpretive experience at Melaleauca

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“The Aboriginal heritage walk shares the stories of the Needwonnee people of the Southwest…”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number ,

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, , Connecting and Sharing - Needwonnee, 1 ed., Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Page , Number ,

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Pandora Hill Walk

Goal:Pandora Hill
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Untracked walk SE from Melaleuca to Pandora Hill and return

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 47, Number 1, South Coast Track

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“…interesting, untracked day walk”

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