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 1,626 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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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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2017-06-21

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Pelverata Falls car park

Nearest Road:Crosswells Rd
Nearest Town:Huonville
Locality:Huon Valley
Latitude:S 43° 2′ 58″
Longitude:E 147° 7′ 16″
Elevation:210 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:To Woodstock on Channel Hwy. Pelverata Rd to just south of Pelverata. Crosswells Rd to end. (Pelverata Rd from Sandfly is much more winding and narrow).

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2 walks from Pelverata Falls car park

Pelverata Falls Walk to lookout

Goal:Pelverata Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Follow an old farm track then foot pad. Last section across steep scree slope to Pelverata Falls viewing platform. 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 60, Number 22, Pelverata Falls

3 hours retrace route
“… a 2-3 hour return walk on a good track to a viewing platform.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 35, Number 6, Pelverata Falls

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“The volume of water is not great, but after rains the flow is excellent”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 37, Number 1, Pelverata Falls

2 hours retrace route
“… climbs along a large rock scree before steeply and briefly decending … to the lookout platform.”

Phoenix Group Co., 2013, Tasmania for Everyone, ed., Phoenix Group Co., Page , Number 19, Waterfalls:South West and Southern Tasmania

retrace route
“A visually impressive falls that plunges straight off the top…”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 57, Pelverata Falls - Huonville

retrace route
“The view from the lookout is very good…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 82, Number 35, 32 - Pelverata Falls

retrace route
“Agile parties can rock hop up to the base of the falls.”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 23, Number 1, 1 - Pelverata Falls

5 hours retrace route
“… the falls are about 80 metres high… After heavy rain it is a most spectacular sight.”

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Slippery Falls View walk

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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:View of Slippery Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Follow Pelverata Falls Track to the view of Slippery Falls in the distance. Track then gets much more difficult so turn back if feeling insecure.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 35, Number 6, Pelverata Falls

retrace route
“Slippery Falls on Slippery Creek can be viewed across the gorge.”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 37, Number 1, Pelverata Falls

retrace route
“… climbs along a large rock scree …”

Phoenix Group Co., 2013, Tasmania for Everyone, ed., Phoenix Group Co., Page , Number 20, Waterfalls:South West and Southern Tasmania

retrace route
“… the falls are viewable from the Perverata Falls Trail…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 82, Number 35, 32 - Pelverata Falls

retrace route
“…the walk… follows a narrow trail cut into a steep hillside…”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 23, Number 1, 1 - Pelverata Falls

retrace route
“There are two forks along the track. Go right at both of these”

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