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 2,212 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

StepScape is also available as an app for iPhone and iPad.

Read about what the StepScape app does differently from this website.


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

Mount Saddleback 4WD parking

Latest walk

Mount Saddleback Track by 4WD

Latest change

Added 2WD and 4WD parking options for Mount Saddleback.

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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.

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



Balt Spur parking

Nearest Road:Balt Rd
Nearest Town:Taranna
Locality:Tasman Peninsula
Latitude:S 43° 4′ 57″
Longitude:E 147° 56′ 5″
Elevation:420 m
Road Surface:Rough track
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive south through Taranna. Pass B37 junction then 500m to left turn into Camp Rd. About 2km along Camp Rd turn right into Balts Rd. Drive as far as conditions permit. Walk on to car park.

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1 walk from Balt Spur parking

Balt Spur Walk to Tatnells Hill


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:Tatnells Hill
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,300 m
Return distance:2,600 m
Comment:From car park, continue walking on Balts Spur Rd to end, then continue east on Tatnells Hill Track. Return same way.


Peter and Shirley Storey, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 37, Number 21, Tatnells Hill via Balt Spur

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Grade - medium”

Karen Meredith, Walking the Tasman Peninsula 2011, Walk Number 24 - Tatnell Hill via Balt Spur 23-10-2011

“… expect a walk through a fair bit of mud.”