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 2,148 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

Powranna Nature Reserve

Latest walk

Flowers Hill Track

Latest change

Updating Montana 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 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



Joy Falls Parking

Nearest Road:Joy Rd
Nearest Town:Launceston
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 29′ 39″
Longitude:E 147° 41′ 45″
Elevation:820 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Launceston, take Blessington Rd to Upper Blessington, then Roses Tier Rd, Gunns Rd eastward, Joy Rd south 2.7km, track (Joy 3) on left

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1 walk from Joy Falls 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.

Joy Falls walk

Goal:Joy Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk up Joy 3 Forestry Rd then orange tags to Joy Creek. Beware of crumbling cliffs.


2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Joy Falls

4 hours retrace route
“… only experienced hikers contemplate viewing this waterfall”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Joy Falls

“… some interesting scrambling was needed…”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Joy Falls - 07Oct17

“The tagged footpad leads to cliff above falls and the creek - we didn't see falls: could hear them”