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

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

2017-08-15

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Wilsons Falls parking area

Nearest Road:Oldina Drive
Nearest Town:Tarraleah
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 42° 18′ 17″
Longitude:E 146° 27′ 5″
Elevation:600 m
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:Flush
Shelter:Nearby

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2 walks from Wilsons Falls parking area

Tarraleah Tree Top Walk

Goal:Tarraleah Tree Top Walk
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 196, Number 60, Tarraleah Falls

retrace route
“…a small tree tops walk, which enables you to get a view across a valley and to better appreciate…”

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Wilsons Falls 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:Wilsons Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Wilsons Falls are also known as Tarraleah Falls

References

Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 94, Number 37, Wilsons Falls

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Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 196, Number 60, Tarraleah Falls

1 hour 15 minutes retrace route
“Rainforest and waterfall”

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