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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Stitt Falls parking

Nearest Road:Park Road
Nearest Town:Rosebery
Locality:West
Latitude:S 41° 46′ 41″
Longitude:E 145° 32′ 2″
Elevation:115 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Park south and west of Stitt River bridge on Park Road. A sign indicates start of falls track

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2 walks from Stitt Falls parking

Stitt Falls Base walk

Goal:Stitt Falls base
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk south to Shackle St. Follow over railway to end. Find way west to river, follow upstream to falls. Return (Need to be experienced for this walk)

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Stitt Falls, Rosebery

“… for those … used to ascending and descending steep, slippery terrain…”

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Stitt Falls walk

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:Stitt Falls
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Follow walking track down beside the Stitt River. It passes under railway bridge to reach the lookout. Return

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Stitt Falls, Rosebery

5 minutes retrace route
“… a purpose-built lookout to view the waterfall…”

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