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 2,211 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

Porkys parking

Latest walk

Grassy Wharf walk

Latest change

Warning added to Mt Stronach access from north - there is NO access from Williams Rd. Only access via right of way off Buckneys Rd.

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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



Pontville War Memorial parking

Nearest Road:Ford Rd
Nearest Town:Pontville
Latitude:S 42° 41′ 15″
Longitude:E 147° 15′ 52″
Elevation:35 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:On corner of old Midland Highway and Ford Rd. Parking off Ford Rd.

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2 walks from Pontville War Memorial 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.

Jordan River return walk from Old Ford

Goal:Track leaves river
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk north towards bridge 100m. Cross road to start of west side of Trail. Continue 3km till track leaves river to between fenced blocks. Return same


Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Jordan River Trail

“There are some beautiful spots along the walk”


Pontville War memorial circuit

Goal:War Memorial
One-way distance:150 m
Comment:A walk around the small well maintained park. For a bit longer walk, take the track alongside the road towards the cemetery.


UBC Web Design, Monument Australia, Monument Australia, Municipality of Brighton War Memorial

Macquarie University Australian History Museum, Memorials From around Australia, Macquarie University, 06. The Pontville War Memorial Tasmania

“The main gate which leads to the memoriaol is left locked… walk up the street…”