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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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

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Sensation Gorge parking - Liena Rd

Nearest Road:Liena Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Meander Valley
Latitude:S 41° 33′ 33″
Longitude:E 146° 20′ 14″
Elevation:330 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Limited parking on Liena Rd due narrow verges. 400m east of bridge at boom gate is good dry parking, but in dry weather single park is possible beside east end of bridge, south side.

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Sensation Gorge creek walk to Top Falls

Goal:Sensation Gorge Top Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:350 m
Return distance:700 m
Comment:Walk north up Overflow Creek bed if dry to top of falls. Return same way.

References

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, Sensation Gorge

“Route not available if Overflow Creek is in flood.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Sensation Gorge Falls

“… the only realistic viewing spot for this waterfall at the very top”

Rod How, YouTube, Sensation Gorge in flood

“Drone view of why Sensation Gorge cannot be walked when creek is flooded”

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Sensation Gorge walk from South to North

Goal:Union Bridge Rd
Grade:Challenging
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk through Gorge from south to north, bypassing the waterfalls via the eastern bank - loose shale so care required on steep slopes.

References

Trove, National Library of Australia, Mole Creek - A Scenic Paradise - Wondrful District - Sensation Gorge

“… a rather rough walk of a couple of miles following , the … creek between the Liena Rd & Union…”

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, Sensation Gorge

“Route not available if Overflow Creek is in flood.”

Rod How, YouTube, Sensation Gorge in flood

“Drone view of why Sensation Gorge cannot be walked when creek is flooded”

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Sensation Gorge walk to base of Top Falls

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:Sensation Falls base of top falls
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:450 m
Return distance:900 m
Comment:From top of falls, find the overgrown track on east bank of creek. Climb then descend relatively steep slope through bush/ferns to creek bed. Return

References

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, Sensation Gorge

“The track entrance is partially overgrown, but track is then obvious. Descent has no path.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Sensation Gorge Falls

“Care will need to be taken due to loose scree…”

Rod How, YouTube, Sensation Gorge in flood

“Drone view of why Sensation Gorge cannot be walked when creek is flooded”

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