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 Forest Reserve car park

Nearest Road:Gordon River Rd
Nearest Town:Maydena
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 42° 49′ 39″
Longitude:E 146° 16′ 19″
Elevation:355 m
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive west from Maydena and watch for Mt Wedge to the south. The Forest Reserve car park is just off the south side of the road and has a short Nature Walk.

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2 walks from Mount Wedge Forest Reserve car park

Mount Wedge from Nature 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:Mount Wedge summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Start on Nature Walk. Continue south on Mt Wedge Track, which comes out on Forestry road. Follow it east (over 2 creeks)to find cairn for track south.

References

Mark Hanna, 1987-2012, Mark's Tasmanian Bush Blog, Mount Wedge - 28th January 2012

“Emerging on a forestry road, the way goes left along the road for a few hundred metres …”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Mt Wedge

“It is currently signed but the signs are degrading.”

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Mount Wedge Nature Walk Circuit

Goal:Track junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:A child-friendy exploration. Follow Nature Walk circuit round back to car park.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published

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