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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Kings Rd car parking

Nearest Road:Kings Rd
Nearest Town:Sheffield
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 26′ 45″
Longitude:E 146° 16′ 31″
Elevation:400 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive south on Kings Rd to near end - small car park on left, and marked track at end of road.

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3 walks from Kings Rd car parking

Mount Roland base walk from Kings Rd to cliffs

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:Ravine entrance
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,400 m
Return distance:2,800 m
Comment:From Kings Rd on Face Track to foot of Mt Roland cliffs.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 248, Number 80, Claude Road - Mount Roland

“You need to clamber up boulders…Be careful not to dislodge rocks, thereby possibly injuring anyone”

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Mount Roland Summit walk from Kings Road

Goal:Mount Roland Summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,200 m
Return distance:6,400 m
Comment:From Kings Rd to Mt Roland summit and back on Face Track

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 248, Number 80, Claude Road - Mount Roland

3 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“You need to clamber up boulders…Be careful not to dislodge rocks, thereby possibly injuring anyone”

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Mount Roland through walk via Face Track to ONeils Rd

Goal:Mount Roland Summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:11,200 m
Return distance:22,400 m
Comment:From Kings Rd to Mt Roland summit and down to O'Neills Rd

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 80, Number 34, Mount Roland

8 hours retrace route
“A one-way option for those who can arrange transport at each end”

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