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 2,006 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 more 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

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Coal Mines Interpretation Centre car park

Nearest Road:Coal Mine Rd
Nearest Town:Nubeena
Locality:Tasman Peninsula
Latitude:S 42° 59′ 17″
Longitude:E 147° 42′ 53″
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Type uncertain

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2 walks from Coal Mines Interpretation Centre car park

Coal Mines 3km circuit walk

Goal:Air shaft
Grade:Fairly flat
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:First head to Main Shaft, then Air Shaft, back to Main Shaft. Follow circuit track of site with side trip to Plunkett Point quarry.


2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Page 18, Number 2, Convict Coal Mine Circuit

2 hours circuit
“… the site is now reduced to a rich framework of ruins.”


Coal Mines Historic Circuit 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:Coal Mines Ruins
One-way distance:1,000 m


Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 2, Coal Mines Historic Site

2 hours no defined route
“Ruins that include the penitentiary, underground cells and mine shaft”