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

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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

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2017-05-22

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Montezuma Falls car parking

Nearest Road:Williamsford Rd
Nearest Town:Roseberry
Locality:West Coast
Latitude:S 41° 49′ 51″
Longitude:E 145° 30′ 8″
Elevation:340 m
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Toilet is along the path past footbridge - not in car park.

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2 walks from Montezuma Falls car parking

Montezuma Falls Walk

Goal:Montezuma Falls
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,750 m
Return distance:9,500 m
Comment:Follow track along abandoned tramline, and return. Sturdy footwear is needed as in railway cuttings you are likely to strike mud.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 27, Montezuma Falls

3 hours retrace route
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Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 34, Number 11, West Region

3 hours retrace route
“… an enchanting, reasonably level walk through myrtle rain forest…”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 202, Number 63, Montezuma Falls

4 hours retrace route
“An amazing suspension bridge spans the creek ad provides a spectacular view of the falls”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 2, Number 3, Montezuma Falls

3 hours retrace route
“… a swing bridge crossing the gorge below provides a brilliant viewpoint…”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, ed., westinlet@tassie.net.au, Page , Number , Montezuma falls

3 hours retrace route
“Of all the Tasmanian waterfalls, Motezuma Falls is the most impressive.”

Phoenix Group Co., 2013, Tasmania for Everyone, ed., Phoenix Group Co., Page , Number 1, Waterfalls:South West and Southern Tasmania

retrace route
“The path of a former tramway… has been turned into a walking trail…”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 47, Montezuma Falls - Williamsford

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“… Tasmania's largest single drop waterfall…”

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Ring River 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:Ring River
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Start along the walk to Montezuma Falls, but after crossing footbridge follow Baker Creek down to Ring River by bearing right at Y-junction. Return.

References

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

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