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 1,671 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

2017-08-21

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Winterbrook Falls (Tramway Track) car park

Nearest Road:Smiths Plains Rd
Nearest Town:Ulverstone
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 26′ 32″
Longitude:E 146° 0′ 17″
Elevation:620 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Comment:Stay on Smiths Plains Rd, folloiwng signs to 'Winterbrook Falls via Tramway Track'

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4 walks from Winterbrook Falls (Tramway Track) car park

Black Bluff via Tramway Track

Goal:Black Bluff summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:7,000 m
Return distance:14,000 m
Comment: Tramway Track via Winterbrook Falls and Black Bluff. Return same way.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number ,

one way pickup
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, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Smiths Plains Rd

“… closed indefinitely due to a failed log culvert”

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Winterbrook 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:Winterbrook Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:7,500 m
Return distance:15,000 m
Comment:Tramway track to Winterbrook Falls, return via Maxwells Track. If without a second car, walk back down road and into Tramway Track car park.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 58, Number 23, Winterbrook Falls

retrace route
“… not difficult although some care is required…”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Smiths Plains Rd

“… closed indefinitely due to a failed log culvert”

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Winterbrook Falls Lookout (via Tramway Track)

Goal:Winterbrook Falls Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Tramway Track to Lookout. Return

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 58, Number 23, Winterbrook Falls

retrace route
“… a lookout providing a distant but unimpeded view of Winterbrook Falls across the valley.”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Smiths Plains Rd

“… closed indefinitely due to a failed log culvert”

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Winterbrook Falls Walk via Tramway Track

Goal:WinterbrookFalls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Tramway Track to Falls. Return the same way.

References

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, ed., westinlet@tassie.net.au, Page , Number , Winterbrook Falls

6 hours retrace route
“… this is an outing for the fit and agile.”

Wings Wildlife Park, 2015, Wings Wildlife Park, ed., EMMARK STUDIOS, Page , Number 12, Whistle at the Winterbrook

5 hours retrace route
“… cascading 200m off Black Bluff…”

, , Recent Information of track condition (as available), ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Smiths Plains Rd

“… closed indefinitely due to a failed log culvert”

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