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 1,792 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

Upper Cam Falls parking

Latest walk

Winterbrook Rainforest Loop track end

Latest change

Updating Winterbrook

Updated on

2017-10-14

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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Mount Wedge car parking

Nearest Road:Gordon River Rd
Nearest Town:Maydena
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 42° 49′ 53″
Longitude:E 146° 16′ 11″
Elevation:380 m
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Maydena, drive west to find where a transmission line crosses the road near Mt Wedge. Follow track under lines uphill about 60m where cairn on south side marks start of track.

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1 walk from Mount Wedge car parking

Mount Wedge Walk from transmission line track

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 Wedge summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Start at cairn on south side of Forestry road. Track is uphill all the way to the summit. Return same way.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 70, Number 29, Mount Wedge

5 hours retrace route
“A satisfying climb through forest and alpine vegetation.”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 105, Number 54, 54 - Mount Wedge

4 hours retrace route
“… the first 30m the track is overgrown with bracken and cutting grass, but do not be put off by this”

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