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 1,792 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

Upper Cam Falls parking

Latest walk

Winterbrook Rainforest Loop track end

Latest change

Updating Winterbrook

Updated on

2017-10-14

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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Liffey Canal parking area

Nearest Road:Highland Lakes Rd
Nearest Town:Deloraine
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 44′ 3″
Longitude:E 146° 42′ 22″
Elevation:1,210 m
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Small parking area on west side of road on crest between Pine Lake and Liffey River. Old vehicle track leads west to canal from there.

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2 walks from Liffey Canal parking area

Liffey River Canal walk

Goal:Liffey River Canal
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk west on the old vehicle track to the canal. Follow the bank to the right as this drain diverts the headwaters of the Liffey River into GreatLake

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Liffey River Canal

45 minutes retrace route
“Watch out for animal and bird footprints on the bare soil of the canal bank.”

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Upper Liffey Falls walk from the upper side

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 Liffey Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:Cross to east side of the highway to find track to Upper Liffey Falls. View from above. Return.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Upper Liffey falls, Berona

“… the quickest route being from the track from Pine Lake through to the Liffey River Trail.”

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