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 2,212 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

Mount Saddleback 4WD parking

Latest walk

Mount Saddleback Track by 4WD

Latest change

Added 2WD and 4WD parking options for Mount Saddleback.

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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



Mount Maurice parking on Knights Rd

Nearest Road:Knights Rd
Nearest Town:Myrtle Park
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 18′ 37″
Longitude:E 147° 33′ 16″
Elevation:625 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Find Diddleum Rd and then Knights Rd. Drive 500m down Knights Rd to cross St Patricks River on repaired bridge. Continue 5.6km uphill to start of track.

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1 walk from Mount Maurice parking on Knights Rd


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 Maurice walk from Knights Rd (west side)

Goal:Mount Maurice summit
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Cross St Patricks River on Knights Rd. Drive another 5.6km to start of track. Walk to summit and return same way.


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 40, Number 14, 14 - Mount Maurice

“Excellent view and a fascinating variety of landscapes.”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Mount Maurice

“The route is generally well marked, but does not seem to be used enough to leave a clear track.”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, Page 76, Number 36, 36 -Mount Maurice

2 hours
“… superb forest before moving through to sporadic clumps of scrub…”

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, Mount Maurice

“22Jun16 - Knights Rd was danger taped off at the turn off from Diddleum Rd…”

Stepscape contributors, Cowirrie - report from recent information, Cowirrie, Mount Maurice - 11 April 2021

“11 Apr 2021: The St Patricks River Bridge is now repaired.”