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

Adding references from Day Hikes Tasmania to #11

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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



Walk Distance

Tags Publications



Mason Point parking

Nearest Road:Riverside Drive
Nearest Town:Bridgewater
Locality:Derwent Valley
Latitude:S 42° 44′ 14″
Longitude:E 147° 12′ 57″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From roundabout, turn west on Boyer Rd. After 500m, turn left into Riverside Drive (over railway line). Drive to end of road and park near jetty.

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1 walk from Mason Point 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.

Riverside Drive Foreshore Trail east to west

Goal:Cherry Tree Rise
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,700 m
Return distance:5,400 m
Comment:Walk along foreshore on well-made track to pickup point at the other end, or return.


Duncan McDougall, 2016, Highway Traveller - your guide to towns on Australian Highways, Bridgewater, Tas

“… follows the foreshore towards Boyer alongside the train track.”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Riverside Drive Foreshore Trail

“… the train track is on the top side of the track”