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 1,966 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

Trowutta Arch parking

Latest walk

Trowutta Arch beyond the viewing platform

Latest change

Trowutta Arch

Updated on

2018-10-09

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.

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Jan Horton

Programming

Michael Horton

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Google Maps JavaScript API

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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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Detention Falls car park

Nearest Road:Hawleys Rd
Nearest Town:Wynyard
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 0′ 28″
Longitude:E 145° 31′ 46″
Elevation:272 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Unknown
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Sisters Creek, south on Myalla Rd 7km. Right into Hawleys Rd. Right at 'T' junction. Park side of road at end of public road. Small access gate to north tied with pink string, 'falls' sign.

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2 walks from Detention Falls car park

Detention Falls 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:Detention Falls Viewing Site (Behind barrier)
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:'Falls' gate, north by fence line, through second gate, fenceline to park entrance. Through gate, left down fence, follow pad/tags to falls. Return

References

Caedence Kuepper, 2015, Caedence Kuepper on Flickr, Flickr, Tasmania Hiking - Detention Falls

“It is still a great spot to visit though”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Detention Falls lookout

“Sign:"Viewing Area Closed" … "This area is only suitable for experienced visitors…"”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 26, Number 7, Detention Falls

45 minutes retrace route
“The falls are about 30m high and can be veryu spectacular after rain.”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Detention Falls

45 minutes retrace route
“… the viewing platform is no longer available to the public . (since 2008)”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Detention Falls - Sisters Creek

1 hour 30 minutes
“The cliffs where you can view Detention Falls are not very safe… access the waterfalls at own risk.”

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Detention Falls walk to top of falls

Goal:Detention Falls top
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,400 m
Comment:On return from falls, near top of return climb, find pad to right down to river at top of falls. Take care, as very steep.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 26, Number 7, Detention Falls

45 minutes retrace route
“The falls are about 30m high and can be veryu spectacular after rain.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Detention Falls - Sisters Creek

1 hour 30 minutes
“The cliffs where you can view Detention Falls are not very safe… access the waterfalls at own risk.”

Chris Bishop, 2015, Discover North West Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Detention Falls

45 minutes retrace route
“… the viewing platform is no longer available to the public . (since 2008)”

Louise Fairfax, Naturelover's Walks, Detention Falls 2017 Dec

“I steered us towards the top of the falls rather than where the viewing platform once was.”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Detention Falls lookout

“Sign:"Viewing Area Closed" … "This area is only suitable for experienced visitors…"”

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