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 1,671 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

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

Latest update

2017-08-21

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Panorama top parking

Nearest Road:Pinnacle Rd
Nearest Town:Hobart
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 53′ 32″
Longitude:E 147° 13′ 53″
Elevation:1,220 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive up Pinnacle Rd past Big Bend and Thark Ridge car park. Next parking space on right, 100m past track start.

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Luckmans Hut walk from Panorama Track

Goal: Pinnacle Rd
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:Walk down Panorama Track, watching out for uphill track by large cairned boulder. Luckmans Hut is only 60m short of the road but much lower. Return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 38, Number 13, 13 - Panorama Track

retrace route
“… leads up to Luckmans Hut, a pleasant picnic setting only 5 to 10 minutes away.”

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Panorama Track walk downhill

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: Pinnacle Rd
Grade:Long climb
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk 100 m downhill on road to start of track, with built steps down on downhill side

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 44, Number 16, 16 - Panorama Track

30 minutes one way pickup
“… through snowgums, alpine scrub, dolerite outcrop and stark dead trees”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 38, Number 13, 16 - Panorama Track

45 minutes one way pickup
“… winds its way gently downhill…”

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