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 2,161 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.

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

Not the Minnow Falls Lookout parking

Latest walk

Calcified Forest to Caves Creek circuit

Latest change

Corrected times and distances for Point Lesueur and Redwater Creek Falls.

Updated on

2022-06-22

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

Programming

Michael Horton

Maps

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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Seal Rocks car park

Nearest Road:Seal Rocks Rd
Nearest Town:Currie
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 40° 5′ 42″
Longitude:E 143° 52′ 26″
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Follow directions to Calcified Forest but continue on to end of Seal Rocks Rd to park near start of the two tracks.

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2 walks from Seal Rocks car park

Copperhead Cliffs walk

Goal:Far end of Copperhead Cliffs track
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Copperhead Cliffs Track is named for the prevalence of the local snakes in warm weather. It is prudent to carry a first aid kit and leave them alone.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 84, Number 25, Seal Rocks State Reserve Lookout and Copperhead Walk

2 hours no defined route
“This track passes both Fairy Penguin and muttonbird rookeries so copperhead snakes may be seen. Quietly step away.”

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 1, Number 5, South West Trails (Copperhead Cliffs Walk)

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route

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Seal Rocks Lookout

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:Seal Rocks
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:75 m
Return distance:150 m
Comment:Short walk down to Lookout over cliffs. Note - there are a few shallow steps at the end of the path at the lookout platform.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 84, Number 25, Seal Rocks State Reserve Lookout and Copperhead Walk

10 minutes no defined route
“The small car park is adjacent to the start of the walks.”

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 2, Number 5, South West Trails (Seal Rocks Lookout)

10 minutes retrace route
“Easy 10 minute walk on boardwalk with some low steps.”

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