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 2,131 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

Montana Falls Parking

Latest walk

Montana Falls and Cascades walk from south side of creek.

Latest change

Added references to Lalla Flower Farm walks

Updated on

2020-07-29

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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Saundersons Rd parking area

Nearest Road:Saundersons Rd
Nearest Town:Risdon
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 49′ 31″
Longitude:E 147° 19′ 9″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Leave East Derwent Hwy at Risdon Cove into Saundersons Rd. Drive south around coast to parking area near the end (just past Risdon St)

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3 walks from Saundersons Rd parking area

Bedlam Walls Track to Shag Bay Track

Goal:East end of Shag Bay Trail
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Walk from the western end of Bedlam Walls Track through to eastern end of Shag Bay track.

References

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Number 1, Shag Bay Heritage Walk - July 7, 2012

“… a number of Aboriginal Heritage sites along the trail.”

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Government Hills walk

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.

Goal:Government Hills
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Foreshore track around Porter Bay. Left fork uphill to Government Hills, Along ridge to Fishers Hill, then Shag Bay Track, Bedlam Walls Track.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 32, Number 10, East Risdon Nature Reserve

1 hour circuit
“A bushland walk with interesting views of the Zinc Works and Mt Wellington.”

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Tommys Bight Walk

Goal:Tommys Bight
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:Foreshore track around Porter Bay. Right Fork on Bedlam Walls Track to Tomys Bight. Return

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 32, Number 10, East Risdon Nature Reserve

“An old cart trail just above the shoreline.”

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