StepScape

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.

Caution

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.

Updated on

2021-05-05

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

Programming

Michael Horton

Maps

Google Maps JavaScript API

Components

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

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Mount Arthur parking (Mountain Rd)

Nearest Road:Mountain Rd
Nearest Town:Lilydale
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 15′ 45″
Longitude:E 147° 15′ 27″
Elevation:560 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Take Mountain Rd (on southern edge of Lilydale township). Drive east for 3.6km. Small parking area (signposted) on north side of road. Road narrows after this - do not park on road itself.

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1 walk from Mount Arthur parking (Mountain Rd)

Caution

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 Arthur Walk (from Mountain Rd)

Goal:Mount Arthur summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:5,000 m
Return distance:10,000 m
Comment:From parking area walk east about 400m to find track heading south (just before road 'Y' junction). Follow track to summit and return.

References

Rockmonkey Adventures, Arthur, Mt - 2 April 2013

2 hours 51 minutes retrace route
“It was an OK walk, quite easy but longer than most…”

Denis, Hiking South East Tasmania, Mount Arthur - Northern Tasmania

3 hours 50 minutes retrace route
“… the rocks were rather slippery and there were some very deep holes between the rocks …”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 38, Number 13, 13 - Mount Arthur summit

5 hours retrace route
“A beautiful forest climb on a well-graded track”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 38, Number 13, 13 - Mount Arthur summit

5 hours retrace route
“A beautiful forest climb on a well-graded track”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Mt Arthur

“The best track to the top of Mt Arthur is accessed at the end of Mountain Road…”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Mt Arthur

“There are at least two routes up, with the tracks joining not far above the hut site.”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman, Page 103, Number 21, 21 - Mt Arthur

4 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“… impressive beehive cairn on the summit of Mt Arthur.”

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