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 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.

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.

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

Update on Slide Track conditions.

Updated on

2021-05-05

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

Programming

Michael Horton

Maps

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

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Cape Surville parking

Nearest Road:Richardsons Rd
Nearest Town:Murdunna
Locality:Tasmana Peninsula
Latitude:S 42° 55′ 35″
Longitude:E 147° 57′ 37″
Elevation:120 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Murdunna, turn east into Hylands Road. Straight ahead 9ish km. At Bellettes Creek crossing, sharp left turn across creek into Richardsons Rd. Left at next road fork. Park 11.4km from Murdunna.

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2 walks from Cape Surville parking

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.

Cape Surville Walk

Goal:Cape Surville
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,600 m
Return distance:7,200 m
Comment:Walk 1.6km along Richardsons Rd. At end, cross Chasm Creek to track start, heading south. Track follows cliff top to Cape Surville. Return.

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 32, Number 18, Cape Surville

4 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Grade - medium”

Pandani Walks, Cape Surville 26 Jun 2017

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“After the car park, the main road turns to left. Do not follow this… head east.”

Karen Meredith, Walking the Tasman Peninsula 2011, Number 3, Cape Surville 26-01-2011

“… onto a narrow ridge with the cliffs falling away steeply on both sides of the track …”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Cape Surville 4 Feb 2018

“Last section of the road virtually impassable except by serious 4WD. Relocated car park to last fork”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Cape Surville 4 Feb 2018

“Very Rewarding walk, steep in places, relict rainforest hiding in gully.”

Denis, Hiking South East Tasmania, Cape Surville 7 May 2011

“Drive along Richardsons Rd till an obvious parking area is reached.”

Lucas Chamberlain, Lucas Chamberlain videos, Cape Surville walk - 2 Nov 2016

“Part of the road had collapsed… 30-40 minute walk to the start of the track”

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High Yellow Bluff Walk

Goal:High Yellow Bluff
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:8,000 m
Comment:Park in quarry 11.4 km from Murdunna. Ref book necessary from here for High Yellow Bluff Circuit. Do not walk without directions.

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 52, Number 30, High Yellow Bluff Circuit

5 hours circuit
“One of the more challenging day walks on the Forestier Peninsula.”

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