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 1,642 of an estimated 3,000 published day walks 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.

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

jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License

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2017-07-25

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Nut parking

Nearest Road:Browns Rd
Nearest Town:Stanley
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 40° 45′ 44″
Longitude:E 145° 17′ 52″
Elevation:35 m
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Nearby

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3 walks from Nut parking

The Nut Circuit

Goal:Nut Summit Lookout
Grade:Some steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:2,300 m
Comment:A chairlift is available for those who don't want to climb the steep slope up to the top.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 34, The Nut

1 hour circuit
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Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, The Nut

1 hour 10 minutes circuitretrace
“A circular walk over easy terrain with wonderful coastal scenery.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 215, Number 67, Stanley - The Nut

circuit
“The summit plateau is fairly bleak and mostly treeless.”

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The Nut Circuit from Chairlift

Goal:Nut Summit Lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,400 m
Comment:Take chairlift to top and then turn left on the Nut Summit Circuit

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, The Nut

40 minutes circuit
“The chairlift provides a rather less strenuous option…”

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The Nut short walk from top of chair lift

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:Nut Town Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Turn right. Distance from top of chairlift to town lookout is about 200m and fairly flat. Return same way.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 215, Number 67, Stanley - The Nut

retrace route
“The summit plateau is fairly bleak and mostly treeless.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, The Nut

retrace route
“The chairlift provides a rather less strenuous option…”

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