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

Warning added to Mt Stronach access from north - there is NO access from Williams Rd. Only access via right of way off Buckneys Rd.

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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



Gowrie Park Picnic Area

Nearest Road:Claude Rd
Nearest Town:Gowrie Park
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 28′ 2″
Longitude:E 146° 13′ 13″
Elevation:275 m
Fee:Camping fee
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Non-potable tap
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Claude Rd turn into picnic area by Rodeo Grounds. I tis just north of O'Neills Rd.

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1 walk from Gowrie Park Picnic 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.

O'Neills Creek Nature Trail Circuit from Picnic Grounds

Goal:O'Neills Rd
One-way distance:800 m
Return distance:1,600 m
Comment:Walk through picnic area to 'Track' sign. Walk round end of fence and follow creek track upstream. Cross bridge to road. Return via road or back track


Sheffield Visitor Information Centre, Sheffield Tasmania, Sheffield Visitor Information Centre, O'Neills Creek Nature Trail

15 minutes one way pickup
“O'Neills Creek flows into the Dasher River”

Impart Media, Kentish - Tasmania's Outdoor Art Gallery, Kentish Visitor Information Centre, Oneills Creek Picnic Reserve and Walking Trails

15 minutes one way pickup
“… creek is host to the iridescent dragonfly, frogs, yabbies, freshwater crayfish and platypus.”