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 2,212 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

StepScape is also available as an app for iPhone and iPad.

Read about what the StepScape app does differently from this website.


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

Mount Saddleback 4WD parking

Latest walk

Mount Saddleback Track by 4WD

Latest change

Added 2WD and 4WD parking options for Mount Saddleback.

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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 guide 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


Michael Horton


Google Maps JavaScript API


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



Alum Cliffs parking

Nearest Road:Wandella Crescent
Nearest Town:Taroona
Latitude:S 42° 57′ 20″
Longitude:E 147° 20′ 34″
Elevation:30 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Leave Channel Highway onto Baringa Rd and park on Wandella just north of intersection with Baringa Rd. Foreshore access track is between houses number 31 and 33 on Wandella Crescent.

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1 walk from Alum Cliffs parking


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.

Alum Cliffs Walk from Taroona

Goal:Kingston Beach
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Walk from Taroona to Kingston Beach via Alum Cliffs Track


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, Page 14, Number 1, 1 - Alum Cliffs

2 hours 30 minutes one way pickup
“A one-way coastal walk along cliff-tops and foreshore on a well-made track”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, Page 87, Number 43, 43 - Alum Cliffs

2 hours one way pickup
“A well-made track traverses the cliffs betweent he Hobart suburbs of Taroona and Kingston Beach.”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Alum Cliffs Track

“There are multipe entrances along the route.”

Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 5, 05 - Alum Cliffs track

3 hours retrace route
“Narrow bush track. Do not approach cliff edges”