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 2,211 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

Porkys parking

Latest walk

Grassy Wharf walk

Latest change

Finished adding walks from King Island Maritime Trail

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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.

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Jan Horton


Michael Horton


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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

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jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License



Gadds Falls car parking

Nearest Road:Mersey Forest Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 38′ 58″
Longitude:E 146° 13′ 30″
Fee:No charge
Management:Sustainable Timber Tasmania
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Rough
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Mole Creek, Liena Rd then Mersey Forest Rd. It crosses Mersey River below Lake Parangana. Continue south 3km to Gadds Creek. Parking at quarry entrance just north of creek

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1 walk from Gadds Falls car 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.

Gadds Falls Walk

Goal:Gadds Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Footpad just south of creek marked by small cairn and burnt sign. Follow upstream and over a scree slope. Cross creek just before the falls. Return.


Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, About Gadds Falls - 2017

“Warning - unsafe to visit. Please avoid this waterfall until the area is deemed safe by authorities”

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Gadds Falls Mole Creek

15 minutes retrace route
“One of the prettiest short walks to a waterfall…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 90, Number 39, Gads Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“A bit of scrambling is involved, but nothing too difficult”