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

Updating Montana Falls

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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



Murchison Dam Lookout parking

Nearest Road:Murchison Dam Rd
Nearest Town:Tullah
Latitude:S 41° 46′ 58″
Longitude:E 145° 38′ 49″
Elevation:240 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Just south of Tullah on the Murchison Highway, turn east onto Murchison Dam Rd. Drive to the end at the dam wall. Park well clear of dam access.

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1 walk from Murchison Dam Lookout 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.

Murchison Dam Lookout

Goal:View of Mt Murchison
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:50 m
Comment:The view is of Mt Murchison across the waters of Lake Murchison from the dam wall. There is no specific lookout designated.


Strahan Village Blog, West Coast Wanderings: Well I'll be dammed

“The scenic drive follows the Muurchison River up to the reservoir…”