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

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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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Western Bluff Track Parking

Nearest Road:Urks Loop Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 35′ 15″
Longitude:E 146° 16′ 31″
Elevation:6,800 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Rough track
Car Park:Rough
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Mersey Forest Road, head east on Urks Loop Rd. A map will be necessary. It is 4km to the parking area on Urks Loop Rd from the Mersey Forest Rd.

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1 walk from Western Bluff Track 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.

Western Bluff walk

Goal:Western Bluff summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:There is a rock cairn at the side of the parking area. Follow tags on old logging track then pad up Western Bluff via Marakoopa Creek Ravine.


Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 56, Number 25, 25 - Western Bluff

5 hours retrace route
“… rock hopping to the trig point that marks the summit…”

2009-2016, Tastracks - A comprehensive Guide to Tasmanian walking tracks, Western Bluff Track

3 hours retrace route
“Follow track up through the ravine to the plateau edge.”