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 2,131 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

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

Montana Falls Parking

Latest walk

Montana Falls and Cascades walk from south side of creek.

Latest change

Added references to Lalla Flower Farm walks

Updated on

2020-07-29

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

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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Howden Rd parking for Peter Murrell Reserves

Nearest Road:Howden Rd
Nearest Town:Blackmans Bay
Locality:South
Latitude:S 43° 0′ 33″
Longitude:E 147° 17′ 17″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:At sharp turn on Howden Rd at southern end of Coffee Creek fire trail. Halfway between Channel HWY and Alanwood Rd.

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2 walks from Howden Rd parking for Peter Murrell Reserves

Blackmans Blowhole walk

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.

Goal:Blowhole
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Walk north beside Blowhole Rod and follow track to the right to the blowhole. Return

References

2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 13, 13 - Blowhole Track

30 minutes retrace route
“The track … continues along the wooded coastal headland past the blowhole.”

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Mary Knoll Reserve Walk

Goal:Top end of creek walk
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Walk north beside Blowhole Rd to creek. Follow track by creek to end of park and return. Check blowhole on return journey

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Blowhole Track

“...the last stand of black gums in Blackmans Bay.”

2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 13, 13 - Blowhole Track

30 minutes retrace route
“… one of the few natural watercourses remaining in the suburb.”

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