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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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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Van Morey Rd parking

Nearest Road:Van Morey Rd
Nearest Town:Margate
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 3′ 56″
Longitude:E 147° 10′ 52″
Elevation:630 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Margate, take Van Morey Rd SW from beside oval. Park at end of drivable road. A map is essential as there are seveal 4WD tracks.

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2 walks from Van Morey Rd parking

Pelverata Falls Top Walk

Goal:Pelverata Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Cross Pelverata Creek. Turn north just before Slippery Creek. Walk north to top of falls. Return

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 62, Number 23, Pelverata Falls (continued - from the top)

“Magnificent views from the top of Pelverata Falls in the Snug Tiers.”

Jack Pindell, Ramblings: Unofficial posts of U3A Kingborough Bushwalkers, Kingborough Bushwalkers, Pelverata & Slippery Falls 26 November 2014

“Most of the walking is done on wide, mainly rocky fire trail.”

John Dawson, 2014, Tassie rambler… not all those who wander, are lost, Waking up in a blizzard - 10 July 2011

“A bicycle trip to the top of the falls. In snow.”

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Slippery Falls Walk to the top

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:Slippery Falls Top
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Cross Pelverata Creek. Turn north just before Slippery Creek. Walk north to top of Pelverata Falls, then left on pad round scarp to Slippery Falls.

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 80, Number 31, Slippery Falls

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Slippery Falls

“… it is also possible to hike to the top of the falls… by Van Morey Rd from Margate…”

Jack Pindell, Ramblings: Unofficial posts of U3A Kingborough Bushwalkers, Kingborough Bushwalkers, Pelverata & Slippery Falls 26 November 2014

5 hours retrace route
“… not really a track, b ut was marked by orange tape… and good old sturdy cairns.”

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