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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Arve Falls car park

Nearest Road:Hartz Rd
Nearest Town:Geeveston
Latitude:S 43° 12′ 28″
Longitude:E 146° 46′ 10″
Elevation:800 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:About 1.5km past the Waratah Lookout on Hartz Rd. Good parking on east side of road.

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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.

Arve Falls Walk

Goal:Arve Falls
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:Well marked track through buttongrass plains to lookout. Return same way.


Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, Rivendell Books, Page 38, Number 3, 8 - Arve Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“A scenic lookout has been bult out over the river giving an excellent view of the falls.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks & Wildlife Service Website - Explore our Parks, P&WS, Arve Falls

20 minutes retrace route
“… to the edge of the plateau where the Arve Falls tumble into the valley below.”

John and Monica Chapman, Short Walks Southern Tasmania, 1st ed., John Chapman, Page 68, Number 21, Arve Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“The main falls are below the lookout and cannot be seen from above”

Raelene and Rod Newell, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, Page 8, Number 2, Arve Falls

Mark Hanna, Walk the Huon, Arve Falls

15 minutes retrace route
“Very short walk along a well-made track to attractive falls and creek…”

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Arve Falls

15 minutes retrace route
“… several flights of stairs leading down to a lookout above the falls.”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 5, Number 5, Arve Falls - July 7, 2013

30 minutes retrace route
“A lookout … provides good views of the falls and the valley below.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, More Family Walks around Hobart, Fully revised ed., Hillside Publishing, Page 72, Number 30, 30 - Arve Falls Lookout

30 minutes retrace route
“to the east the Arve River drops impressively off the escarpment into the valley below”