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 1,679 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

2017-08-24

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Huon River Campground parking

Nearest Road:Scotts Peak Rd
Nearest Town:Maydena
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 43° 2′ 20″
Longitude:E 146° 17′ 57″
Elevation:270 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Tank
Toilets:Bush
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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2 walks from Huon River Campground parking

Junction Creek Walk

Goal:Junction Creek
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:8,400 m
Return distance:16,800 m
Comment:First leg of the Port Davey Track as a day walk. Monitor speed and turn back with time to return.

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 80, Number 3, Port Davey Track

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“An easy half day from the road on a well-defined track.”

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Port Davey Track mini 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:Forest Edge
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk first 1km of track through rainforest, heathland, next forest to furthest edge, return.

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 80, Number 3, Port Davey Track

retrace route
“… heads west into rainforest…”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Start of Port Davey Track

2 hours retrace route
“The end of the forest, about 1km along the track, makes a suitable return point…”

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