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

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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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Cathedral Rock Car Park

Nearest Road:Betts Rd
Nearest Town:Kingston
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 57′ 16″
Longitude:E 147° 12′ 24″
Elevation:250 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Huon Road turn west into Betts Road. Follow it for 1.1km to cross North West Bay River. Park on side of road 20m beyond bridge. Do not block driveways.

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3 walks from Cathedral Rock Car Park

Cathedral Rock Walk (Mt Wellington)

Goal:Cathedral Rock
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Follow Cathedral Rock Track to the rock. Return same way.

References

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 19, Number 1, Cathedral Rock

4 hours retrace route
“Once at the top after the short gruelling climb…”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 50, Number 8, 8 - Wellington Falls Circuit

3 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Be careful near the cliff edge particularly in windy weather as it is not fenced.”

Denis, , Hiking South East Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Montagu Thumbs Circuit - Thursday 31st October 2013

4 hours retrace route
“The track up to the rock is being eroded in places and is quite steep and rocky.”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Cathedral Rock (*2!), Montagu Thumbs and Wellington Falls

“At this point it gets EXREMELY steep!”

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Montagu thumbs walk

Goal:Montagu Thumbs
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:5,400 m
Return distance:10,800 m
Comment:Follow Cathedral Rock Track, then Montagu Thumbs Traverse. Return same way.

References

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 50, Number 8, 8 - Wellington Falls Circuit

5 hours retrace route
“… the track becomes rougher, requiring some scrambling.”

Denis, , Hiking South East Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Montagu Thumbs Circuit - Thursday 31st October 2013

retrace route
“… it is a very narrow ridge in places with steep drops on both sides.”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Cathedral Rock (*2!), Montagu Thumbs and Wellington Falls

“On the map it doesn't look as though the walk undulates much at all. Wrong!!!”

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Wellington Falls Circuit

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:Wellington Falls
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:13,400 m
Comment:Follow Cathedral Rock Track, then Montagu Thumbs Traverse and Mt Montagu track round to Wellington Falls. Return via Wellington Falls Track.

References

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 50, Number 8, 8 - Wellington Falls Circuit

7 hours circuitretrace
“Do not attempt this walk in wet conditions.”

Denis, , Hiking South East Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , Montagu Thumbs Circuit - Thursday 31st October 2013

6 hours 34 minutes circuit
“This section of track was quite poorly marked and hard to distinguish in places…”

website, , Bushwalk Australia, ed., , Page , Number , Cathedral Rock (*2!), Montagu Thumbs and Wellington Falls

10 hours
“Despite the strenuous nature of the walk, I'd give it a 9 out of 10 as… absolutely spectacular.”

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