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

Adding references from Day Hikes Tasmania to #11

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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



Walk Distance

Tags Publications



Sandspit Picnic Area parking

Nearest Road:Wielangta Rd
Nearest Town:Orford
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 42′ 33″
Longitude:E 147° 50′ 25″
Elevation:210 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:250m south of Robertsons Bridge over the Sandspit River.

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1 walk from Sandspit Picnic Area 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.

Wielangta Walk from south to north

Goal:Memorial to Alex Swan
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,400 m
Return distance:8,800 m
Comment:From Sandspit Picnic area (near Robertsons Bridge) walk along Sandspit River to next road crossing (near memorial) for pickup.


Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 90, Number 15, Wielangta Walk

3 hours retrace route
“Shady and sheltered. Easy climbs. A couple of creek crossings and fallen trees across track.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart, Fully revised ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 90, Number 39, 39 - Sandspit River

3 hours one way pickup
“Cross the river on stepping stones…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 90, Number 39, 39 - Sandspit River

2 hours one way pickup
“… Substantial and well placed stepping stones cross the river and the track continues…”

Andrew Bain, 2017, Walks in Nature - Tasmania, Hardie Grant Travel, Number 19, 19 - Wielanga Forest - Sandspit Forest Reserve

“Riverside walk through blue gum forest and pockets of temperate rainforest.”