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.

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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

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O'Neills Creek car park

Nearest Road:O'Neills Rd
Nearest Town:Sheffield
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 28′ 24″
Longitude:E 146° 13′ 30″
Elevation:300 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Sheffield, drive south on Claude Rd. Left into O'Neills Rd at Gowrie Park. About 900 m to parking area on right. There is a registration booth just up track.

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5 walks from O'Neills Creek car park

Minnow Falls Walk

Goal:Minnow Falls Lookout
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:8,500 m
Return distance:17,000 m
Comment:O'Neills Rd via Roland Track to saddle. Go north on Roland Track, then right into footpad on ridge beside Minnow River. Stop at Lookout Rock. Return

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 82, Number 35, Minnow Falls Lookout

7 hours retrace route
“…there is no easy way to get a good view of the falls…”

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Mount Roland Summit walk

Goal:Mount Roland Summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:8,000 m
Return distance:16,000 m
Comment:O'Neills Rd to Mt Roland summit and back via Roland track

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

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Mount Vandyke Walk

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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 Vandyke Summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:12,000 m
Comment:O'Neills Rd to Mt VandDyke summit and back

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 84, Number 36, Mount Vandyke

6 hours circuit
“An exciting circuit over and under Mt Van Dyke”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 23, Number 6, Mount Vandyke

6 hours retrace route
“It is a moderately tricky scramble to the top and needs to be approached with some caution.”

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O'Neills Creek Bridge via Roland Track

Goal:Bridge on O'Neills Creek
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:From O'Neills Rd car park via Roland Track to O'Neills Creek Bridge. Return

References

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

1 hour retrace route
“It is pleasant walking, crossing a number of creeks”

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Reggies Falls via Roland Track

Goal:Reggies Falls
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:5,000 m
Return distance:10,000 m
Comment:Take Roland Track from O'Neills Rd car park to T junction at saddle. Right into Van Dyke Track till O'Neills Creek. Falls are 50m downstream. Return.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Reggies Falls

7 hours circuitretrace
“…the very top of the waterfall… some enchanting rock formations with gorgeous tanin-stained pools.”

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