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 2,150 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

Billy Brown Falls 2WD parking

Latest walk

Billy Brown Falls Wallk from 2WD car park

Latest change

Started entering Waterfalls of Tasmania Vol. 2

Updated on

2021-09-15

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

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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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Lobster Falls parking

Nearest Road:Mole Creek Rd
Nearest Town:Chudleigh
Locality:Meander Valley
Latitude:S 41° 32′ 38″
Longitude:E 146° 31′ 53″
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Park on grassy patch on north side of Mole Creek Road.

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1 walk from Lobster Falls parking

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.

Lobster Falls Walk

Goal:Falls on the Lobster Rivulet
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Start on 4WD track. Watch out for metal tags and markers. Later track not maintained and difficult in places. When wet, it can be downright dangerous.

References

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, Condition of track round steep hill face

“As of 04-Sep-2016 the upper falls were inaccessible due to steep mud. Much of track difficult.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 108, Number 48, 48 - Lobster Falls

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“ walk through riverside forest to 2 small but picturesque cascades.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 108, Number 48, 48 - Lobster Falls

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“The trail now traverses a steep-sided slope…”

Brenda Bourne, Mole Creek and Chudleigh, Website, Lobster Falls

2 hours retrace route
“… the narrow part of the track is undeveloped and there are loose rocks and stones underfoot…”

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Lobster Falls - Mole Creek

2 hours retrace route
“… the track becomes rather dangerous… it is incredibly easy to slip… extreme care must be taken…”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 111, Number 33, Lobster Rivulet

2 hours retrace route
“Forest, falls, stream and swimming hole”

Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 2, Walking to Lobster Falls

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“… despite being delayed by confusing signs…”

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