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.

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Jan Horton


Michael Horton


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Halls Falls parking area

Nearest Road:Anchor Road
Nearest Town:Pyengana
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 15′ 31″
Longitude:E 148° 1′ 35″
Elevation:190 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Tasman Highway near Pyengana, turn north into Anchor Rd. Car park 700m on right,

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2 walks from Halls Falls parking area

Halls Falls short loop walk


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:Track junction and return on loop
Grade:Fairly flat
One-way distance:1,150 m
Comment:Follow the main track and at the junction return around the loop instead of going on to the falls.


John and Monica Chapman, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 20, Number 3, 03 Halls Falls

“Pass through the information shelter and follow the walking track eastwards into the forest.”


Halls Falls Walk

Goal:Halls Falls - base
Grade:Some steep
One-way distance:2,500 m
Comment:Walk to lookout and then follow track down to base of falls and explore rock pools. Return same way.


Michael Horton, Cowirrie, Vimeo, Hall's falls 2013-05-19

“Video of Hall's Falls”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 62, Number 25, 25 - Halls Falls

1 hour 30 minutes circuit retrace
“… a myriad of delightful tracks to explore.”

John and Monica Chapman, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 20, Number 3, 03 Halls Falls

1 hour circuit
“… while they are only 5m high, the falls, the surrounding rock pools ... a place of quiet beauty.”

Raelene and Rod Newell, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, Page 24, Number 7, Halls Falls

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Halls Falls Pyengana

1 hour circuit retrace
“… gets quite steep as you get closer to the waterfall…”

Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 23, Walking to Halls Falls, Tasmania

2 hours 30 minutes circuit
“On return to car park, take alternate route (signposted)”