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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St Valentines Peak car parking (North)

Nearest Road:Kara Rd
Nearest Town:Burnie
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 19′ 30″
Longitude:E 145° 46′ 27″
Elevation:530 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:At end of Kara Rd, turn left into Kara19 for a further 1.4km to car park.

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2 walks from St Valentines Peak car parking (North)

St Valentines Peak Walk from north side

Goal:Summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Track heads uphill from SW corner of car park. After 50m branch right. Cross river on log. Track joins a 4WD track for 700m, then signed track uphill.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 38, Number 13, St Valentines Peak

5 hours retrace route
“A satisfying but not too arduous climb…”

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St Valentines Peak Walk 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:St Valentines Peak summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,500 m
Return distance:13,000 m
Comment:Permission required - From northern access over summit to southern access

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 17, Number 2, St Valentines Peak

4 hours one way pickup
“Permission required.A well marked track brings you, after moderate exertion, to an interesting peak.”

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