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 2,145 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

Cameron Inlet parking

Latest walk

Tower Hill Junction walk

Latest change

Testing Stepscape iOS App in October 2020

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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 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


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



Zig Zag Track lower parking (Arve Rd)

Nearest Road:Arve Rd
Nearest Town:Geeveston
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 5′ 56″
Longitude:E 146° 44′ 50″
Elevation:190 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Sustainable Timber Tasmania
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:900m downhill from upper car park. Smaller parking on side of road by track, well before creek crossing.

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1 walk from Zig Zag Track lower parking (Arve Rd)


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.

ZigZag Walk (Arve Road) upwards

Goal:Packhorse track
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:370 m
Return distance:740 m
Comment:Walk the PackHorse Track uphill from the lower part of the road to the upper car park.


Parks and Wildlife Services Website, PWS-Documents, P&WS, PWS Concessions - Walking track list - Class 2

“Zig Zag Track”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, Rivendell Books, Page 30, Number 2, 4 - The Zig Zag Track

20 minutes one way pickup
“This short walk is very pretty with fern steps, "fairy glades" and many interpretation signs.”