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 2,150 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.

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

Billy Brown Falls 2WD parking

Latest walk

Billy Brown Falls Wallk from 2WD car park

Latest change

Cross-checking walk times and distances.

Updated on

2021-04-12

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

Programming

Michael Horton

Maps

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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Timbs Track parking area

Nearest Road:Gordon River Rd
Nearest Town:Maydena
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 42° 44′ 29″
Longitude:E 146° 25′ 6″
Elevation:460 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table

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2 walks from Timbs Track parking area

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.

Timbs Track Viewing Platform walk

Goal:Viewing Platform
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,200 m
Return distance:4,400 m
Comment:Timbs Track north - through forest and and along ridge. The Lookout platform is visible from track to east just before descent to river. Return

References

John Chapman, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman, Page 195, Number 13, Denison Range, King William Range and the Spires

“This is 3km north east of the Needles picnic area.”

Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 11, Number 2016, November 2016 - Timbs Track to Florentine River

2 hours retrace route
“... the sign to the Lookout, which we reaqched one hour in.”

Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 10, Number 2015, October 2015 - Florentine River via Timbs Track

2 hours retrace route
“About an hour from the track head there is a wooden platform look-out a short distance to the right.”

Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 10, Number 2015, October 2015 - Florentine River via Timbs Track

2 hours retrace route
“Where the Timbs Track meets the Old Adamsfield Track, take left turn towards the Florentine River.”

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Timbs Track walk to Florentine River

Goal:Florentine River
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Follow Timbs Track north and east to Florentine River. Return.

References

John Chapman, South West Tasmania, 5th ed., John Chapman, Page 195, Number 13, Denison Range, King William Range and the Spires

Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 11, Number 2016, November 2016 - Timbs Track to Florentine River

4 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“… a bit of scrub on the track to contend with, and some excursions around water-filled sections.”

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