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 1,792 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

Upper Cam Falls parking

Latest walk

Winterbrook Rainforest Loop track end

Latest change

Updating Winterbrook

Updated on

2017-10-14

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

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Pine Lake car parking

Nearest Road:Highland Lakes Rd
Nearest Town:Deloraine
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 44′ 27″
Longitude:E 146° 42′ 22″
Elevation:1,200 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:The park is small, so please park carefully to allow room for others.

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4 walks from Pine Lake car parking

Havelock Falls walk from Pine Lake

Goal:Warners Falls view
Grade:Challenging
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,500 m
Return distance:13,000 m
Comment:Near to the viewing point for Warners Falls Return along scarp is probably easier than continuing the circuit. But 'easy' is relative here.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Havelock Falls

“… can only be seen from a distance, high up on the cliff faces ... deep into a canyon”

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Pine Lake 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:Pine Lake
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Follow boardwalk to lake and return. Wheelchair accessible all the way.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 43, Pine Lake

30 minutes retrace route

Brenda Bourne, Mole Creek and Chudleigh, Website, Pine Lake Walk

30 minutes retrace route
“A boardwalk takes you in to the lake…”

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Warners Falls walk from Pine Lake

Goal:Warners Falls view
Grade:Challenging
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:7,000 m
Return distance:14,000 m
Comment:Walk north 300m from Pine Lake car park to pick up Warners track west. After saddle, work west above edge of scarp beyond Ritters Crag to see falls.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Warners Falls

8 hours circuit
“… it is recommended to return using the same route you had taken.”

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Warners Track walk from Pine Lake westward

Goal:Witeena Rd
Grade:Long climb
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Walk 300m north on road. Find cairns, poles for route across marsh westward to saddle north of Adams Peak. Continue NW on poles to pick up track.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 96, Number 42, 42 - Warners Track

1 hour 30 minutes one way pickup
“Aim for the line of old wooden stakes heading west…”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Warner's Track Walk - 2010

“Took us about 5.5 hours return”

1009-2016, Tastracks - A comprehensive Guide to Tasmanian walking tracks, Warners Track - 2012

3 hours one way pickup
“This old stock route…”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Burnies Creek Cascades

“… an excellent and well-maintained hiking track…”

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