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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Richmond Maze street parking

Nearest Road:Bridge St
Nearest Town:Richmond
Locality:Central Lowlands
Latitude:S 42° 44′ 14″
Longitude:E 147° 26′ 1″
Elevation:20 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Tap if open
Toilets:None
Shelter:Nearby
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Or park at the maze and walk back west to start the circuit

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3 walks from Richmond Maze street parking

Richmond Bridge Exploration

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:Richmond Bridge
Grade:Some steep
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:400 m
Comment:Explore Richmond Bridge from the adjacent car park. There is access down on three of the corners. The fourth is private land.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 30, Number 4, Richmond

no defined route
“St Johns Church is framed by the arches of the famous Richmond Bridge”

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 148, Number 26, Historic Richmond

no defined route
“Cross the convict-built sandstone bridge…”

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Richmond Circuit from maze end of town

Goal:Catholic Church
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:From west end of Bridge St, walk via Torrens St and gaol to Catholic Church. Return on Bridge St.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 30, Number 4, Richmond

1 hour 30 minutes circuit
“Historic Village Precinct”

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Richmond Maze

Goal:Maze
Grade:Flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:Explore Richmond Maze (entrance fee). This maze has board walls. It is in two parts and is quite extensive.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number ,

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