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 1,666 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

2017-08-15

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Mount Dromedary parking on Braslins Rd

Nearest Road:Braslins Rd
Nearest Town:New Norfolk
Locality:Derwent Valley
Latitude:S 42° 42′ 21″
Longitude:E 147° 3′ 52″
Elevation:560 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Winter only
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From New Norfolk head north on Back River Rd to Magra. Left into Black Hills Rd for about 7km, then left into Braslins Rd. Drive to end and park on side of road without blocking gate.

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Mount Dromedary from Braslins Rd

Goal:Mt Dromedary summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:7,000 m
Return distance:14,000 m
Comment:Continue walking up Braslins Rd past the gate. Stay north of Little March, but then take 4WD track south. Pink tapes mark track to summit.

References

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Mt Dromedary - the best way up

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, , Rockmonkey Adventures, ed., , Page , Number , Dromedary, Mount - 28 December 2012

2 hours 53 minutes retrace route
“… there's two pink tapes marking the pad to the top.”

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Platform Peak circuit from Braslins Rd

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:Platform Peak summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:12,500 m
Comment:Continue walking up Braslins Rd past gate. Stay north of Little Marsh, then head back west to find walking track to summit. Circuit north and east.

References

Denis, , Hiking South East Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Platform Peak

3 hours 25 minutes circuitretrace
“The track descended quite steeply in places … to finally reach a well maintained road.”

, , Rockmonkey Adventures, ed., , Page , Number , Platform Peak - 26 February 2013

3 hours circuitretrace
“… there are tracks that aren't marked, and ones that are marked but definitely not identifiable…”

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