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 1,797 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

Muirs Beach car park

Latest walk

Hepbourn Point Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Hepbourn Point Beach

Updated on

2017-10-20

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.

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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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Westmorland Falls track start

Nearest Road:Wet Caves Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 36′ 55″
Longitude:E 146° 24′ 16″
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:The car park is on the right just after entering the bush at the end of the long straight on Wet Cave Rd.

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2 walks from Westmorland Falls track start

Westmorland Falls Walk

Goal:Westmorland Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,700 m
Return distance:3,400 m
Comment:Track is well built, but last section to falls can be extremely muddy. Note: Track is through private forest as far as 'mailbox', then National Park.

References

Brenda Bourne, Mole Creek and Chudleigh, Website, Number 1, Westmorland Falls track

Raelene and Rod Newell, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, on website, Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Number 46, Westmorland Falls track

2 hours retrace route
“A very attractive waterfall with several cascades”

2014, Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 17, Walking to Westmorland Falls

3 hours 40 minutes retrace route
“The serious mud began after the second bridge.”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Lobster, Montana and Westmoreland Falls

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Westmorland Falls, Mole Creek

1 hour 50 minutes retrace route
“It is very easy to drive past the carpark … due to lack of signage.”

Brenda Bourne, Mole Creek and Chudleigh, Website, Westmorland Falls

2 hours retrace route
“… to be enjoyed by the mildly adventurous who don't mind a little rough going…”

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, Westmorland Falls

“02Jan17: Damage from July floods all repaired. Two viewing platforms and access to rocks below falls”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 106, Number 47, 47 - Westmorland Falls

2 hours retrace route
“The track now bypasses the first picnic area listed in this book due to new trackwork.”

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Westmorland short 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:Forest lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:650 m
Return distance:1,300 m
Comment:Walk 600m on track to cross ferny creek on duckboard. Forest lookout about 50m further on right. Return. A gentle walk with views into rainforest.

References

Brenda Bourne, Mole Creek and Chudleigh, Website, Number 1, Westmorland Falls track

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Westmorland Falls

“02Jan17: Track is in good order as of this date.”

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