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 1,626 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

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

Latest update

2017-06-21

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Neika car parking

Nearest Road:Huon Rd
Nearest Town:Hobart
Locality:Kunanyi/Mt Wellington
Latitude:S 42° 56′ 33″
Longitude:E 147° 14′ 31″
Elevation:500 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
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.

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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, ed., 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 via Pipeline Track

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:8,300 m
Return distance:16,600 m
Comment:From Neika, follow Pipline Track and then Wellington Falls Track. Return same way.

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, , Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, on website, ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page , Number 45, Wellington Falls

“A very long walk on the Pipeline Track.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 27, Number 3, Wellington Falls

6 hours retrace route
“Forest and waterfalls in sub-alpine surrounds”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 21, Number 1, Wellington Falls

5 hours retrace route
“lengthy but pleasant 16km return via the historic Pipeline Track”

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