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 2,123 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

Growling Swallet F8 East gate parking

Latest walk

Growling Swallet walk from Florentine Rd

Latest change

Adding references from Di's Walk a Month - 2011

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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



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Black Glen car parking

Nearest Road:Timbs Rd
Nearest Town:Lachlan
Locality:Derwent Valley
Latitude:S 42° 51′ 37″
Longitude:E 147° 1′ 31″
Elevation:200 m
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Lachlan Rd south to end. At Y junction with Whit Timber Rd, take left fork to Timbs Rd. Cross bridge and park before road deteriorates.

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1 walk from Black Glen car parking

Black Glen Walk


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:Black Glen Falls
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk initially on old road south along Lachlan River, then track. Cross river twice then switchback track up, cross cleared area, track down to falls.


Raelene and Rod Newell, 2006, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, PO Box 22, Kingston Beach, Tas 7050, Page 10, Number 3, Black Glen

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 48, Number 18, 18 - Black Glen

1 hour retrace route
“The river has cut a gorge 60 m deep and drops through a series of waterfalls and rapids.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 46, Number 17, 17 - Black Glen

1 hour retrace route
“Access to the waterfalls is not easy…”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Black Glen Falls, Lachlan

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Neither of the creeek crossings should be attempted whe the river is high… rocks are slippery …”