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 2,211 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

Porkys parking

Latest walk

Grassy Wharf walk

Latest change

Warning added to Mt Stronach access from north - there is NO access from Williams Rd. Only access via right of way off Buckneys Rd.

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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


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



Shag Bay Trail parking area

Nearest Road:Geilston Bay Rd
Nearest Town:Geilston Bay
Latitude:S 42° 50′ 13″
Longitude:E 147° 20′ 36″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:At end of Geilston Bay Rd, near Sarean Ct. Small parking area near track start.

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2 walks from Shag Bay Trail parking area

Shag Bay Heritage Trail

Goal:Shag Bay Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Follow well-marked trail along the shore and around Shag Bay before heading uphill. Return from crest of hill, or when the going gets steep.


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, Page 30, Number 9, Shag Bay

1 hour retrace route
“A short flat easy walk through open bush and along a rocky foreshore.”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 1, Number 3, Shag Bay Heritage Walk - 7 Jul 2012

45 minutes retrace route
“The walk itself is easy with only a slight variation in incline…”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Shag Bay Track

“A well-graded gravel track with panoramic vies of the Derwent River.”


Shag Bay Track to Bedlam Walls Track


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:West end of Bedlam Walls Track
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Walk from the eastern end of Shag Bay track through to Bedlam Walls Track at the western end


TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 1, Number 3, Shag Bay Heritage Walk - 7 Jul 2012

“Access to the cave is now prohibited so enter at your own risk.”