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 1,966 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

Trowutta Arch parking

Latest walk

Trowutta Arch beyond the viewing platform

Latest change

Trowutta Arch

Updated on

2018-10-23

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

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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

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Meadstone Falls car park

Nearest Road:Valley Rd
Nearest Town:Fingal
Locality:East
Latitude:S 41° 43′ 51″
Longitude:E 148° 4′ 44″
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Esk Main Rd, take Valley Rd for about 15km. Sharp turn right for another 2km till road is blocked due to missing bridge. Walk from here.

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1 walk from Meadstone Falls car park

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.

Meadstone Falls Walk from original car park

Goal:Meadstone Falls - top
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Follow track till it reaches the river. Then either continue on track, or if water is low, walk along bank of river to falls.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 76, Number 32, 32 - Meadstone Falls

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“A short walk on an easy trail…”

Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 50, Number 17, Meadstone Falls

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, Access to Meadstone Falls

“… closed after an engineering assessment of a bridge on the access road. Closure is indefinite.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 74, Number 31, 31 - Meadstone Falls

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Riverside scrambling is an option for the active.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Meadstone Falls

3 hours 30 minutes

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Meadstone Falls

“Due to missing bridge, walk extra 2500m to start of track. Return same way - total 8km ish. Or bike.”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Puzzler Gorge

“if you have a 2WD car best to leave it at the left hand turn just after the right turn off Valley Rd”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Meadstone Falls Access

“If the road is officially closed insurance is usually void.”

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