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 1,962 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

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

Bicheno Lookout Rock south parking

Latest walk

Bicheno Lookout circuit walk from Little St

Latest change

Updated Friendly Beaches Lookout

Updated on

2018-09-20

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

Programming

Michael Horton

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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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Hobart Rivulet Park parking area

Nearest Road:Molle St
Nearest Town:South Hobart
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 53′ 16″
Longitude:E 147° 19′ 17″
Elevation:30 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:South side of Molle St, over road from the south end of Collins St. Next to old "Johnstone Brothers Woolen Factory" or on street.

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2 walks from Hobart Rivulet Park 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.

Hobart Rivulet walk up to Cascade Gardens

Goal:Cascade Gardens
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Rivulet Track is from far end of car park. Follow track upstream, with a few short detours onto footpaths to bypass buildings.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Hobart Rivulet Walk

“Following Hobart Rivulet upstream from the city to the foot of Kunany/Mt Wellington…”

Tania Horne, 2016, Think Tasmania.com, Hobart Rivulet Walk to Cascade Gardens

“The Rivulet Café (in the C3 Church Complex) is only open on weekdays, till 4:30pm”

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Walk up Kunanyi/Mt Wellington via Hobart Rivulet

Goal:Pinnacle of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:14,200 m
Return distance:28,400 m
Comment:Hobart Rivulet Tk, Cascades Tk, Myrtle Gully Tk, Junction Cabin, North-South Tk, The Springs, Pinnacle Tk, ZigZag Tk

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Hobart to the Pinnacle

“… a challenging and satisfying expedition from the city to the summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington.”

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