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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Michael Horton


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Montezuma Falls car parking

Nearest Road:Williamsford Rd
Nearest Town:Roseberry
Latitude:S 41° 49′ 51″
Longitude:E 145° 30′ 8″
Elevation:340 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Toilet is along the path past footbridge - not in car park.

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3 walks from Montezuma Falls car parking

Montezuma Falls Walk

Goal:Montezuma Falls
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,750 m
Return distance:9,500 m
Comment:Follow track along abandoned tramline, and return. Sturdy footwear is needed as in railway cuttings you are likely to strike mud.


Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, P&WS, Number 27, Montezuma Falls

3 hours retrace route
“This walk follows a former tramway through wet, steep, thickly forested west coast country…”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 202, Number 63, Montezuma Falls

4 hours retrace route
“An amazing suspension bridge spans the creek ad provides a spectacular view of the falls”

Chris Bishop, Discover NorthWest Tasmania,, Montezuma falls

3 hours retrace route
“Of all the Tasmanian waterfalls, Motezuma Falls is the most impressive.”

Andrew Bain, Walks in Nature - Tasmania, Hardie Grant Travel, Number 31, 31 - Montezuma Falls

“There's a viewing platform at the base of the 104m waterfall…”

West Coast Council - Walks, West Coast Council, Page 6, Number 1, Montezuma Falls

3 hours retrace route
“This easy, three-hour return walk along a level track takes you to the base of the 104m falls...”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 1, Number 8, Montezuma Falls - 17 Mar 2014

3 hours retrace route
“… a swing bridge crossing the gorge below provides a brilliant viewpoint…”

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Montezuma Falls - Williamsford

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“… Tasmania's largest single drop waterfall…”

Michael Horton, Cowirrie, Vimeo, Montezuma Falls 2016-01-02

“Video of Montezuma Falls”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, Page 34, Number 11, West Region

3 hours retrace route
“… an enchanting, reasonably level walk through myrtle rain forest…”


Rawlinson Falls 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:Rawlinson Falls
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:9,000 m
Return distance:18,000 m
Comment:Walk to Montezuma Falls, cross swing bridge and continue on old tramway. Can be very muddy. Can be seen through trees.


Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Rawlinson Falls

6 hours retrace route
“… tends to be incredibly muddy in places.”

Louise Fairfax, Naturelover's Walks, Rawlinson Falls Mar 2018

“Getting down to the falls - do not try this if you are not experienced.”


Ring River Walk

Goal:Ring River
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Start along the walk to Montezuma Falls, but after crossing footbridge follow Baker Creek down to Ring River by bearing right at Y-junction. Return.


Cowirrie, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Ring River Walk

“No reference available”