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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Quaile Falls parking

Nearest Road:Dove River Rd
Nearest Town:Devonport
Locality:Western Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 33′ 45″
Longitude:E 146° 1′ 24″
Elevation:750 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Private
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Cradle Mt Rd, approx 2km in on Dove River Rd. Right at junction. Parking soon after. This is private property.

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3 walks from Quaile Falls parking

Quaile Falls Walk to base of falls

Goal:Quaile Falls - base
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Follow Track south to top of falls, and then 'negotiate your way to base of the waterfall'. Dangerous and slippery, with track right next to cliff.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Quaile Falls - Daisy Dell

2 hours retrace route
“… dangerous and slippery, with a steep climb down in many sections. Also very unforgiving …”

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Quaile Falls Walk to top of falls

Goal:Quaile Falls - top
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Follow track south following ribbons on trees. After about 400m it will be parallel to a creek, and then beside Olivia Creek to top of Falls. Return

References

website, Bushwalk Australia, http://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12274

2 hours retrace route
“It is an easy walk but the last short section from top to bottom of falls is poorly marked and steep”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Quaile Falls - Daisy Dell

2 hours retrace route
“… a large waterfall, with a plunge of approximately 90 metres.”

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Upper Quaile 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:Upper Quaile Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:800 m
Return distance:1,600 m
Comment:Follow Track south (ribbons on trees) When you can hear Olivia Creek, work across to creek and upstream to Upper Quaile Falls. Return.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Quaile Falls - Daisy Dell

“.. The small and gorgeous unofficially named 'Upper Quaile Falls'.”

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