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 2,148 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.


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

Powranna Nature Reserve

Latest walk

Flowers Hill Track

Latest change

Adding references from Day Hikes Tasmania to #11

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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



Walk Distance

Tags Publications



Bird River Bridge parking

Nearest Road:Kelly Basin Rd
Nearest Town:Queenstown
Latitude:S 42° 20′ 33″
Longitude:E 145° 35′ 31″
Elevation:75 m
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Southern end of Kelly Basin Rd, just before old railway bridge over Bird River

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1 walk from Bird River Bridge 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.

Kelly Basin Walk from Bird River Bridge

Goal:East Pillinger ruins
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:5,400 m
Return distance:10,800 m
Comment:IF able to drive the last 5km in to the Bird River, Kelly Basin is another 5-6 km from the Brid River Bridge to the ruins of East Pillinger.


Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 2019, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 25, Kelly Basin

4 hours retrace route
“The walk in… follows theline of an old railway that once serviced the mine.”

West Coast Council - Walks, West Coast Council, Page 5, Number 1, Kelly Basin Walk

4 hours retrace route
“...track can be subject to closures in winter - please check it is open before… reaching Mt Jukes Rd”

Melanie Ball, NoLoneliness - You are not alone, Tasmania - Track to Wild West - Pillinger Point 21 June 2020

“There is a modern jetty with picnic table and toilets at Kelly Basin.”