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 1,771 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

TipTop Track parking

Latest walk

Cashs Falls walk to base

Latest change

Completed 'Greater Hobart Trails'

Updated on

2017-09-26

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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Nelson Falls car park

Nearest Road:Lyall Hwy
Nearest Town:Queenstown
Locality:West
Latitude:S 42° 6′ 14″
Longitude:E 145° 44′ 10″
Elevation:330 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table

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1 walk from Nelson Falls car park

Nelson Falls Nature Trail 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:Nelson Falls
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:Follow track up to the viewing platform by the waterfall on the Nelson River. Return.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 24, Nelson Falls

20 minutes retrace route

blank, 2015, Tastrails, blank, Page 3, Number 3, Nelson Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“… Nelson Falls are impressive in all season…”

Phoenix Group Co., 2013, Tasmania for Everyone, Phoenix Group Co., Number 2, Waterfalls:South West and Southern Tasmania

20 minutes retrace route
“An attractive 30m waterfall … shaped like an upside down wine glass”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Number 51, Nelson Falls - east of Queenstown

20 minutes retrace route
“…… access to Nelson Falls is very easy, with only a few steps along the way…”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Nelson Falls Nature Trail

20 minutes retrace route
“A pleasant 20 minute return walk along a well-graded track…”

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