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 1,609 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

2017-05-22

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Projection Bluff car park

Nearest Road:Highland Lakes Highway
Nearest Town:Deloraine
Locality:Western Tiers
Latitude:S 41° 43′ 24″
Longitude:E 146° 43′ 27″
Elevation:1,080 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Comment:On Highland Lakes Rd, 500m south of 'Scenic Lookout' sign and on west side of road.

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3 walks from Projection Bluff car park

Liffey Bluff from Projection Bluff track parking

Goal:Liffey Bluff summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,200 m
Return distance:4,400 m
Comment:From Projection Bluff Track start, cross road in opposite direction following the scree slopes in a relatively straight line to Liffey Bluff summit.

References

, , Rockmonkey Adventures, ed., , Page , Number , Liffey Bluff - 15 January 2013

2 hours 35 minutes retrace route
“There's some cairns marking the points at which you enter or leave each scree field…”

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Projection Bluff Summit Walk

Goal:Projection Bluff Summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,450 m
Return distance:4,900 m
Comment:Follow track up to plateau then make way to summit. Return

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 96, Number 42, 42 - Projection Bluff

3 hours retrace route
“…the far northern tip giving wonderful views out over Quamby Bluff.”

, , Rockmonkey Adventures, ed., , Page , Number , Projection Bluff: 14 January 2013

3 hours 10 minutes retrace route
“Lovely little walk, and kid-friendly”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 94, Number 41, 41 - Projection Bluff

retrace route
“Low vegetation and flat topgraphy allow trackless rambling on the plateau.”

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Projection Bluff Walk to edge of scarp

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:Projection Bluff crest
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:Follow track up to plateau edge. Return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 96, Number 42, 42 - Projection Bluff

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“The climb itself is short…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 94, Number 41, 41 - Projection Bluff

2 hours retrace route
“The track is generally quite distinct as it winds, zigzags, climbs and drops … base of the cliffs.”

, , Rockmonkey Adventures, ed., , Page , Number , Projection Bluff: 14 January 2013

3 hours 10 minutes retrace route
“Lovely little walk, and kid-friendly”

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