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 2,007 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.


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

Morgan Rd parking

Latest walk

Ronny Creek back to park entrance on boardwalk

Latest change

Added boardwalk in Cradle Valley and many new references

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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 guides 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



Walk Distance

Tags Publications



Big Tree (Dip River) parking

Nearest Road:Rabalga Rd
Nearest Town:Stanley
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 2′ 38″
Longitude:E 145° 22′ 15″
Elevation:230 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Forestry Tasmania
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table

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1 walk from Big Tree (Dip River) parking

Big Tree Walk (Dip River)from local car park


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:Big tree near Dip Falls
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Drive over bridge, then left turn into Rabalga Rd. Car park on left, walk on right.


Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 2009, PWS Concessions - Walking Track List AS2156 classes 1 to 4, v3 ed., PWS, Page 1, Forestry Tasmania Track Class 2

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 24, Number 6, Dip Falls

2 minutes retrace route
“… a 400 year old stringybark of exceptional girth”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania,, Dip Falls

“The Big Tree is a couple fo kilomtres further on”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Dip Falls

“Driving a little further up the road…. To the "Big Tree" short walk…”