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 2,212 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

StepScape is also available as an app for iPhone and iPad.

Read about what the StepScape app does differently from this website.


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

Mount Saddleback 4WD parking

Latest walk

Mount Saddleback Track by 4WD

Latest change

Added 2WD and 4WD parking options for Mount Saddleback.

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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 guide 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



Devils Gullet car park

Nearest Road:Lake McKenzie Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 39′ 49″
Longitude:E 146° 19′ 17″
Elevation:1,170 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Please park carefully as there is limited space.

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1 walk from Devils Gullet car park

Devils Gullet 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:Devils Gullet Lookout
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Follow track up to well-fenced lookout. Do not go outside fence. Return. (The steepest part is near the start)


Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, Meander Valley Council, Number 31, … and kingdom come…

“… designed to represent the four elements; water, fire, air and earth.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 86, Number 37, Devils Gullet

20 minutes retrace route
“… a spectacular 600m drop into the Fisher River Gorge affords magnificent views.”

John and Monica Chapman, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 60, Number 19, 19 Devils Gullet

30 minutes retrace route
“On a fine day, there are good views of the highest peaks of Tasmania.”

Brenda Bourne, Mole Creek and Chudleigh, Website, Devils Gullet Lookout Walk

30 minutes retrace route
“… a stunning lookout platform overhanging a sheer cliff face…”

Sheffield Visitor Information Centre, Sheffield Tasmania, Sheffield Visitor Information Centre,

30 minutes retrace route
“A short alpine walk to a stunning lookout.”