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 1,969 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

Cam Falls parking

Latest walk

Cam Falls walk on East Cam River

Latest change

Cam Falls

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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 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


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



Franklin River car park

Nearest Road:Lyall Hwy
Nearest Town:Queenstown
Latitude:S 42° 12′ 55″
Longitude:E 146° 1′ 12″
Elevation:380 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Beside Lyell Highway, beside bridge over Franklin River.

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Correct this information

1 walk from Franklin River car park


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.

Franklin River Nature Trail

Goal:Surprise River
One-way distance:1,000 m
Comment:The circuit walk starts at the car park. It has a good surface, suitable for most wheels.


Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 22, Franklin River Nature Trail

25 minutes circuit

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 198, Number 61, Franklin River

30 minutes circuit
“… a quite short but beautiful nature trail”

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Page 5, Number 3, Franklin River Nature Trail

30 minutes circuit
“… the trail passes two rivers; the Franklin River and the Surprise River.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Franklin River Nature Trail

“A one-kilometre, easy grade nature trail…”