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 1,981 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

Whaleback Lookout car park

Latest walk

Whaleback Lookout walk

Latest change

Added Whaleback Lookout walk (on Pieman 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 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



Lambert Street parking

Nearest Road:Lambert St
Nearest Town:Sandy Bay
Latitude:S 42° 54′ 14″
Longitude:E 147° 20′ 4″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:Parking fee
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Parking on street at Sandy Bay, just off Sandy Bay Rd.

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1 walk from Lambert Street 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.

Mount Nelson walk from Sandy Bay

Goal:Mt Nelson Signal Station
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Walk up through Lambert Park following Lambert Rivulet. At BiCentennial Park, take track along eastern boundary then up ridgeline to Signal Station.


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, 5 - Mount Nelson to Sandy Bay

1 hour one way pickup
“A very pleasant descent”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Bicentennial Park and Lambert Park

“A downhill walk, the first half of which is through open forest with views of the city.”