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 2,150 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

Billy Brown Falls 2WD parking

Latest walk

Billy Brown Falls Wallk from 2WD car park

Latest change

Update on Slide Track conditions.

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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



Macgregor Firetower (old track) parking

Nearest Road:Petman Rd
Nearest Town:Murdunna
Locality:Forestier Peninsula
Latitude:S 42° 59′ 7″
Longitude:E 147° 55′ 49″
Elevation:175 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Sustainable Timber Tasmania
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Arthur Highway turn into Petman Rd. About 500m leads to clearing. There is a sign but it is much overgrown

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1 walk from Macgregor Firetower (old track) 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.

MacGregor Fire Tower (old route)

Goal:MacGregor Fire Tower
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,400 m
Return distance:2,800 m
Comment:Track severely overgrown in 2019. Instructions are only given here for firetower. Look at walks listed under the new route from MacGregor Rd.


Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 4, Number 2019, April 219 - McGregors Peak (to fire tower only)

“The thick, dense scrub continued throughout the forest with many mossy logs, fallen trees …”