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 2,150 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

Billy Brown Falls 2WD parking

Latest walk

Billy Brown Falls Wallk from 2WD car park

Latest change

Started entering Waterfalls of Tasmania Vol. 2

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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



Briseis Race parking area

Nearest Road:Ruby Flats Rd
Nearest Town:Branxholm
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 11′ 2″
Longitude:E 147° 44′ 32″
Elevation:270 m
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Comment:Drive south on Ruby Flats Rd, 1km past transfer Station. Parking by sign where road crosses the old water race.

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1 walk from Briseis Race parking area


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.

Briseis Water Race Walk

Goal:Briseis Water Race length
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Track starts to west of road. Follow edge of the races as far as convenient, but it becomes harder to follow as you go. Return


Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 7, Walking along the Briseis Water Race

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“…an immense engineering effort for its time….=”