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 - Union Bridge Rd

Nearest Road:Union Bridge Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Meander Valley
Latitude:S 41° 32′ 24″
Longitude:E 146° 20′ 3″
Elevation:230 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 north side of bridge on Overflow Creek.

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3 walks from Sensation Gorge parking - Union Bridge Rd

Sensation Cascade walk

Goal:Base of Sensation Cascade
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:When creek bed is dry, walk up on loose stone 1km to rock bar across the stream bed. Or walk up outside of sawmill fence (to east of creek).

References

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 from north end to falls

Goal:Base of Lower Sensation Falls
Grade:Challenging
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:When creek bed is dry, walk 2km upstream on creek bed. In deep gorge, the boulders can be slippery. Return same way,

References

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

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

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…”

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 North to South

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:Liena 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 very 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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