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 2,212 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

Mount Saddleback 4WD parking

Latest walk

Mount Saddleback Track by 4WD

Latest change

Added 2WD and 4WD parking options for Mount Saddleback.

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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



Ida Bay railway terminus parking

Nearest Road:Lune River Rd
Nearest Town:Southport
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 26′ 36″
Longitude:E 146° 54′ 13″
Elevation:30 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Train not currently available, so extra walking is necessary.

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1 walk from Ida Bay railway terminus 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.

Ida Bay Railway Route

Goal:Deep Hole
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:7,300 m
Return distance:14,600 m
Comment:Take railway ride to Deep Hole to start walks. It is 7.3km each way for those who plan to walk it. (Currently train is not running).


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, Page 90, Number 39, 39 - Deep Hole to Southport Lagoon

“The trip out to Deep Hole takes about 25 minutes”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Number 5, Ida Bay to Southport Lagoon - January 10, 2017

“The rail track begins via the flat gravel road adjacent to the railway line.”

Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 3, Number 2012, March 2012 - Deep Hole Beach, Ida Bay

“The walk to Deep Hole Bay is 7km long and took us 1.5 hours.”

One-off references or owner clarifications, Welcome to Ida Bay railway - tours

“There's a brief stop at a graveyard where your tour guide will tell you about some of the history”