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 1,797 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

Muirs Beach car park

Latest walk

Hepbourn Point Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Hepbourn Point Beach

Updated on

2017-10-20

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

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Michael Horton

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

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Lenah Valley Road picnic area

Nearest Road:Lenah Valley Rd
Nearest Town:Lenah Valley
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 52′ 28″
Longitude:E 147° 15′ 26″
Elevation:230 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Elizabeth St into Augusta St. Drive to end and continue as Lenah Valley Rd. Continue until turnaround where bitumen ends.

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7 walks from Lenah Valley Road picnic area

Hunters Track and Old Hobartian Loop

Goal:Crocodile Rock
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:7,000 m
Comment:Old Hobartian Track uphill to Hunters Track. Downhill to Junction Cabin,return on Lenah Valley Track

References

blank, 2015, Tastrails, blank, Page 29, Number 1, Old Hobartian and Hunter Track Loop

3 hours circuit
“...numerous rock screes provide lovely views of Hobart's northern suburbs.”

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Lenah Valley to Pinnacle loop walk

Goal:Pinnacle
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:17,000 m
Comment:Up Lenah Valley File Trail, Old Hobartians to road. Walk up road, then Panorama Tk and more road to top. Down via ZigZag, Pinnacle Tk, Lenah Valley Tk

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Lenah Valley to the Pinnacle Loop

“A challenging climb to the summit of Kunanyi/ Mt Wellington and back…”

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Lenah Valley walk to The Springs

Goal:The Springs picnic area
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,500 m
Return distance:13,000 m
Comment:Up Lenah Valley File Trail, Old Hobartians,North-south Tk to Junction Cabin. Lenah Valley Tk to The Springs

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 58, Number 23, Lenah Valley Track

2 hours 30 minutes one way pickup
“A one-way uphill walk through pleasant open bush.”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, The Springs to Lenah Valley

“… walk with three historic huts, a lookout and a waterfall”

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Lost World via Old Hobartians Track

Goal:Lost World
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Old Hobartians Track then Lost World Track to Lost World. Return down to car park

References

blank, 2015, Tastrails, blank, Page 20, Number 1, Old Hobartian Track

6 hours retrace route
“The trail isn't for the faint-hearted.”

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New Town Falls

Goal:New Town Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk up Lenah Valley Fire Trail then Lenah Valley Track to Falls. Path on side of falls. Return.

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 56, Number 20, New Town Falls

blank, 2015, Tastrails, blank, Page 14, Number 1, New Town Falls

1 hour retrace route
“The falls themselves are in three sections, each of which can be accessed by steep paths …”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, New Town Falls

“There are multiple routes you can take to reach Lenah Valley Track…”

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New Town Rivulet walk downstream

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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:Outflow of New Town Rivulet
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:7,500 m
Return distance:15,000 m
Comment:Follow creek downstream, initially by road but with deviations to follow creek. At end, Winslow St, Risdon Rd to cross Hwy, then over Bridge to point.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, New Town Rivulet Track

“Keep an eye out for 'Floral, Fauna and Foray', a series of sculptures and waymarkers…”

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Old Hobartians walk to Big Bend

Goal:Big Bend
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:From Lenah Valley on Old Hobartians Track, then Lost World Track to Big Bend on Pinnacle Road.

References

blank, 2015, Tastrails, blank, Page 20, Number 1, Old Hobartian Track

“The Old Hobartian Track is a seriously steep hike.”

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