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 1,666 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.

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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2017-08-15

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Strickland Falls car parking

Nearest Road:Stickland Ave
Nearest Town:South Hobart
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 54′ 29″
Longitude:E 147° 15′ 49″
Elevation:320 m
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Parking area is off the sharp bend in Strickland Avenue

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2 walks from Strickland Falls car parking

O'Gradys Falls Walk via Betts Vale Track (also known as Rivulet Track)

Goal:O'Gradys Falls
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,300 m
Return distance:2,600 m
Comment:Walk 200m along the southern arm of Strickland Ave to start of Rivulet Track (also called Betts Vale Track). Veer right at junction to falls. Return.

References

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 53, O'Gradys Falls - Hobart

40 minutes retrace route
“… a lovely waterfall accessible from the Betts Vale Track”

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Strickland 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:Strickland Falls
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:From parking area walk east to 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 84, Number 33, Strickland Falls

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Phoenix Group Co., 2013, Tasmania for Everyone, ed., Phoenix Group Co., Page , Number 14, Waterfalls:South West and Southern Tasmania

retrace route
“One of the closest waterfalls to the City of Hobart…”

, 2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, ed., Jubec Systems and Design, Page , Number 78, Strickland Falls, Hobart

5 minutes retrace route
“The track (if you can call it that) is slippery, and is difficult to negotiate in places.”

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