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.

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Jan Horton

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2017-08-24

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Red Tape Creek parking area

Nearest Road:Scotts Peak Rd
Nearest Town:Maydena
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 43° 1′ 7″
Longitude:E 146° 21′ 57″
Elevation:320 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive about 9km south of the Condominium Creek parking area. Red Tape parking area is on west side of road just before a sharp turn to the west. Track start is down the bank on east side near creek.

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5 walks from Red Tape Creek parking area

Anne River Crossing walk

Goal:Anne River crossing
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,200 m
Return distance:4,400 m
Comment:Lake Judd Track to Anne River and return.

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 175, Number 9, Mt Anne Circuit

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“An easy short walk along a well-defined track”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 85, Number 16, 16 - Lake Judd

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Follow the first 2.2km of the walk to the suspension bridge across the Anne River.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 64, Number 26, 26 - Anne River

3 hours retrace route
“On the eastern side is a clearing… and 100m downstream is a huge … Huon Pine”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 62, Number 25, 25 - Anne River

18 hours 40 minutes retrace route
“A scenic walk along a well graded track to the picturesque hidden valley of the Anne River.”

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Lake Judd day walk

Goal:Lake Judd
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:7,200 m
Return distance:14,400 m
Comment:Lake Judd track to Lake Judd, return same way.

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 166, Number 9, Mt Anne Circuit

4 hours retrace route
“It is worthwhile visiting this lake for the views of the large cliffs towering above it.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Lake Judd

8 hours retrace route
“… a deep, ice-carved lake surrounded by precipitous mountains.”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 85, Number 16, 16 - Lake Judd

6 hours retrace route
“…this walk is at times muddy and provides a taste of what walking in Tasmania's south-west can be…”

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Red Tape Tributary bridge walk

Goal:Creek crossing
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Lake Judd Track to small bridge over Red Tape Creek tributatry. Return. Mostly old uneven boardwalk

References

John Chapman, 2008, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 175, Number 9, Mt Anne Circuit

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“An easy short walk along a well-defined track”

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Schnells Ridge Circuit

Goal:Schnells Ridge east
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:14,000 m
Comment:Follow Lake Judd Track past Anne River, then find cairn on ridge heading to Schnell. Continue on ridge past Smiths Tarn and round to Lake Judd Track.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 111, Number 58, 58 - Schnells Ridge

7 hours circuitretrace
“… a circuit is a more interesting alternative.”

Peter Franklin, 2013, Bushwalk Track Notes, ed., , Page , Number , Schnells Ridge

9 hours circuitretrace
“anyone worried by heights and exposure may find this section a problem.”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Schnells Ridge

circuitretrace
“… it is quite scrubby at the base of the far exit ridge and crossing the creek.”

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Schnells Ridge 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:Schnells Ridge
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,650 m
Return distance:13,300 m
Comment:Follow Lake Judd Track past Anne River, then find cairn on ridge heading to Schnells Ridge to right. Follow track on ridge as it curls round

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 111, Number 58, 58 - Schnells Ridge

5 hours retrace route
“… an interesting glacial ridge takes you to a magnificently scenic region.”

, , Rockmonkey Adventures, ed., , Page , Number , Schnells Ridge - 14 Decemer 2013

4 hours 50 minutes retrace route
“… the cairns marking the start of the pad up to Schnells…”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Schnells Ridge

retrace route
“… although only a day walk - this too more out of me than the other multi-day walks combined…”

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