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



Long Marsh Dam east side parking

Nearest Road:McKays Rd
Nearest Town:Campbell Town
Latitude:S 42° 9′ 2″
Longitude:E 147° 50′ 28″
Elevation:450 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Lake Leake Rd from Campbell Town. South on McKays Rd about 22km. Turn west into Honeysuckle Rd near Tom Legges Tor. Parking on sharp bend left 1km before river. Walk in north on 4WD track on ridge.

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1 walk from Long Marsh Dam east side parking


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.

Long Marsh Dam small circuit

Goal:Old Quarry
Grade:Some steep
One-way distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk north on 4WD track then footpad to old quarry. Cross at old weir, explore ruins, walk west on track to cement weir. Cross and follow 4WD track.


Cowirrie, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Long Marsh Dam

1 hour 30 minutes
“The old dam site is heavily overgown in patches down in the gorge.”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Long Marsh Dam 2009

“A lot of interesting history here”

Chris Boden, Off-Road Tasmania, 3 ed., Roving Land and Recreation Services, Page 126, Long Marsh Dam 2009

“If there has been recent rain the river is difficult to cross”