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 1,962 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

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

Bicheno Lookout Rock south parking

Latest walk

Bicheno Lookout circuit walk from Little St

Latest change

Updated Friendly Beaches Lookout

Updated on

2018-09-20

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 guides 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

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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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Redwater Creek boom gate parking

Nearest Road:Sheffield Rd
Nearest Town:Railton
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 22′ 33″
Longitude:E 146° 22′ 54″
Elevation:235 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Private
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Sheffield Rd, turn up Rail Trail Rd by marker post. Narrow and rough. Park at boom gate - do not block it.

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1 walk from Redwater Creek boom gate parking

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.

Redwater Creek short walk to falls

Goal:Redwater Creek Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:From boom gate, follow rail route past tank and through small gate (shut behind you). About 1km along, there is a small gate in fence down to falls.

References

website, Bushwalk Australia, Redwater Creek Falls

“… a sign advising you that access to the property is restricted and permission is required.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Redwater Creek Falls - Railton

10 minutes retrace route
“Access to the waterfall is along a seciong of the Tasmanian Trail…”

Louise Fairfax, Naturelover's Walks, Redwater Creek Falls 2016 Aug

“Walk along the main track…. Go through the walking gate...”

website, Bushwalk Australia Wiki, Redwater Creek Falls

“Although not large, the main fall is very attractive…”

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