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.

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Jan Horton


Michael Horton


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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



St Valentines Peak car parking (North)

Nearest Road:Kara Rd
Nearest Town:Burnie
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 19′ 30″
Longitude:E 145° 46′ 27″
Elevation:530 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:At end of Kara Rd, turn left into Kara19 for a further 1.4km to car park.

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2 walks from St Valentines Peak car parking (North)


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.

St Valentines Peak Walk from north side

Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Track heads uphill from SW corner of car park. After 50m branch right. Cross river on log. Track joins a 4WD track for 700m, then signed track uphill.


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 38, Number 13, St Valentines Peak

5 hours retrace route
“A satisfying but not too arduous climb…”


St Valentines Peak Walk north to south

Goal:St Valentines Peak summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,500 m
Return distance:13,000 m
Comment:Permission required - From northern access over summit to southern access


Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, Page 17, Number 2, St Valentines Peak

4 hours one way pickup
“Permission required.A well marked track brings you, after moderate exertion, to an interesting peak.”