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.

Data Entry

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



Sisters Beach East parking

Nearest Road:East Boulevard
Nearest Town:Sisters Beach
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 40° 54′ 55″
Longitude:E 145° 35′ 0″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Rough track
Car Park:Rough
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive east from Sisters Beach along foreshore to car parking at end.

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2 walks from Sisters Beach East parking

Postmans Track Walk (north to south)

Goal:Sisters Beach Rd car park
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Follow path up cliff and around Two Sisters to the roadside car park on Sisters Beach Road.


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 34, Number 11, Postmans Track

2 hours retrace route
“… becomes virtually flat for quite some way.”

Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 25, Walking Postmans Track, Sisters Beach

1 hour 30 minutes one way pickup
“The rough steps were difficult and daunting, but the view was excellent”


Sisters Beach Coast Walk to Boat Harbour


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:Boat Harbour
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,000 m
Return distance:12,000 m
Comment:Rock hopping at low tide only. Walk from the car park at the east end of Sisters Beach to Boat Harbour via the rocky foreshore. Must be low tide.


Ian Ferris, Updates from Ian F, Updates forwarded to Cowirrie, Boat Harbour walk to Sisters Beach

“Best done by going up off coast onto Postmands track from SB then back down to BH - signed turnoff.”

Ian Ferris, Updates from Ian F, Updates forwarded to Cowirrie, Boat Harbour walk to Sisters Beach

“The BH end has become very weedy and unpleasant (2018). Ask a local about old caves.”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, Page 31, Number 10, Sisters Beach Coast Walk

5 hours one way pickup
“This magnificent walk, although short in length, is extremely varied.”