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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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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Neika car parking

Nearest Road:Huon Rd
Nearest Town:Hobart
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 56′ 33″
Longitude:E 147° 14′ 31″
Elevation:500 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Take the old Huon Highway through Fern Tree and on towards Nieka. Park near Morphetts Rd intersection, opposite Pipeline Track road access.

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2 walks from Neika car parking

St Crispins Well Walk from Neika

Goal:St Crispins Well
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:5,000 m
Return distance:10,000 m

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 48, Number 18, Pipeline Track to St Crispins Well

3 hours retrace route
“A beautifully long flat and wellmade track.”

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Wellington Falls from Neika

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 steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,500 m
Return distance:13,000 m
Comment:Walk up Pipeline Access Fire Trail to Pipeline Track. Continue left , folliwng markers where track leaves fire trail to falls. Return.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 92, Number 47, 47 - Wellington Falls

7 hours retrace route
“A long but level walk culminating in a short climb to the ridge top to view Wellington Falls…”

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