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 1,626 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.

Data Entry

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

Latest update

2017-06-21

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Lenah Valley Road picnic area

Nearest Road:Lenah Valley Rd
Nearest Town:Lenah Valley
Locality:Kunanyi/Mt Wellington
Latitude:S 42° 52′ 28″
Longitude:E 147° 15′ 26″
Elevation:230 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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4 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, ed., 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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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, ed., 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

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blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., 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 …”

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Old Hobartians walk to Big Bend

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: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, ed., blank, Page 20, Number 1, Old Hobartian Track

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

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