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 1,769 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

TipTop Track parking

Latest walk

Zig Zag Track at Goat Hills

Latest change

Completed 'Greater Hobart Trails'

Updated on

2017-09-25

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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Hollybank Treetops Adventure car park

Nearest Road:Hollybank Rd
Nearest Town:Launceston
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 18′ 11″
Longitude:E 147° 12′ 25″
Elevation:340 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Commercial
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Tap if open
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:SE off Lilydale Rd into Goullees Rd then east into Hollybank Rd. Through gates at end, continue left on one way section then left to Tree Tops Adventure. Parking at end of road by office.

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6 walks from Hollybank Treetops Adventure car park

Cathedral Circuit at Hollybank

Goal:Change junction
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:600 m
Comment:From car park entrance, walk north 50m to track start on right. Follow track through to sharp right junction with 'Walk of Change'. Return past Ropes.

References

One-off references, Map of Hollybank Reserve

“Walking tracks marked in brown”

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Gazebo at Hollybank

Goal:Gazebo
Grade:Flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Walk through Visitor Centre and out back door. Gazebo is at end of the walk straight ahead, beside littlies bike track. Pleasant sheltered picnic spot

References

One-off references, Map of Hollybank Reserve

“Walking tracks marked in brown”

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Holly Bank Treetops Adventure

Goal:Pipers River
Grade:Some steep
Type:Ride
One-way distance:1,000 m
Comment:Commercial activity with tree top zipline ride. No access to non-riders. No access without ticket which needs to be booked in advance.

References

Hollybank Tree Tops Adventure, Zipline Tours

“…multi-stage zipline ride in the forest canopy”

One-off references, Map of Hollybank Reserve

“Walking tracks marked in brown”

One-off references, Map of Hollybank Reserve

“Walking tracks marked in brown”

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Hollybank 'Walk of Change' circuit walk

Goal:'Walk of Change'
Grade:Flat
Type:circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk past high ropes course. Left on 'Walk of Change, past lookout and River Walk. Return via The Avenue.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 32, Number 10, 10 - Hollybank Forest walks

1 hour 30 minutes circuit
“An easy well-graded walk with attractive riverside scenery.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 39, Hollybank Forest

40 minutes circuit
“Access from Cricket Ground, Chalet or Treetops Adventure car park.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 32, Number 10, 10 - Hollybank Forest walks

1 hour 30 minutes circuit
“An easy well-graded walk with attractive riverside scenery.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Hollybank map

“Red dotted line is map of circuit 'Walk of Change'”

One-off references, Map of Hollybank Reserve

“Walking tracks marked in brown”

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Hollybank 'Walk of Change' to Zipline lookout

Goal:'Walk of Change' lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:Walk past high ropes course. Left on 'Walk of Change. Stay on track to lookout over Zipline route. Watch riders pass overhead. Return.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Hollybank map

“Red dotted line is main walking circuit”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 39, Hollybank Forest

“Walk from Visitor Centre to lookout and return.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 32, Number 10, 10 - Hollybank Forest walks

“The start car park is now by the Visitor Centre”

One-off references, Map of Hollybank Reserve

“Walking tracks marked in brown”

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Trees adventure at Hollybank

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:Ropes course
Grade:Challenging
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:A high ropes course at seven stages for all ages. Youngest max 2m above ground. Highest near top of mature pine trees

References

Hollybank Tree Tops Adventure, Tree Ropes Course

“http://www.treetopsadventure.com.au/tree-ropes-course/”

One-off references, Map of Hollybank Reserve

“Walking tracks marked in brown”

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