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

Updated on


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


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



Balfour Track Southern car park

Nearest Road:Blackwater Spur 6
Nearest Town:Stanley
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 9′ 48″
Longitude:E 144° 56′ 40″
Elevation:140 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Sustainable Timber Tasmania
Road Surface:Rough track
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Very rough track in - may consider parking at Blackwater Rd and walking in 700m.

Show driving directions

Correct this information

1 walk from Balfour Track Southern car park

Balfour track Walk South to North


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.

Goal:Blackwater Rd
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk North to Blackwater Road. Track is not maintained and can be rough with lots of fallen trees


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 14, Number 1, Balfour Track

1 hour 30 minutes one way pickup
“A pleasant and peaceful walk through rainforest along part of the old packhorse track to Balfour”