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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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.

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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

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Ralphs Falls car park

Nearest Road:Mt Victoria Rd
Nearest Town:Ringarooma
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 18′ 42″
Longitude:E 147° 50′ 34″
Elevation:810 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Tasmani Hwy, take Carisbrook Lane to Legerwood, then Ringarooma Rd to Ringarooma. Continue SE on New River Rd, fork left to Mt Victoria Rd. Narrow winding road up to picnic area on plateau.

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4 walks from Ralphs Falls car park

Cashs Falls walk to base

Goal:Base of Cashs Falls
Grade:Challenging
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:4,500 m
Comment:This hike is not for the faint-hearted… only for those with lots of experience in traversing steep slopes…

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, About Cashs Falls

6 hours no defined route
“Very steep, extreme”

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Cashs Gorge Lookout Walk

Goal:Cashs Gorge lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:Turn east on track from carpark. Follow sign to Cashs Gorge Lookout (steep descent) and return.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 186, Number 57, Ralph Falls

“The main view of Cashs Gorge and waterfalls below”

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Ralphs Falls and Cashs Gorge Circuit

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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:Cashs Gorge lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,500 m
Comment:Start on west side of car park. Follow circuit which returns to east side of car park. Side tracks on way to Ralphs Falls lookout and Cash's Gorge.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 58, Number 23, 23 - Ralphs Falls and Cashs Gorge

1 hour retrace route
“An easy track through very exciting country…”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 50, Ralphs Falls

20 minutes retrace route
“A streaming ribbon of water and sweeping views across picturesque farmland… an easy rainforest walk”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 186, Number 57, Ralph Falls

2 hours circuit
“a long silvery thread of water sliding almost vertically some 100m down a twisted dolerite rock wall”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 58, Number 23, 23 - Ralphs Falls and Cashs Gorge

1 hour 20 minutes retrace route
“… an excellent view of this spectacular waterfall.”

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

50 minutes circuit
“… one of Tasmania'a highest waterfalls…”

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Ralphs Falls Walk

Goal:Ralphs Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Follow main track (west side of carpark) past toilet. Take left turn across bridge at sign to lookout. Good updated track, new lookout over falls.

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 64, Number 24, Ralphs Falls

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 186, Number 57, Ralph Falls

“a long silvery thread of water sliding almost vertically some 100m down a twisted dolerite rock wall”

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

50 minutes circuit
“… one of Tasmania'a highest waterfalls…”

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