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 2,211 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.

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

Porkys parking

Latest walk

Grassy Wharf walk

Latest change

Finished adding walks from King Island Maritime Trail

Updated on

2022-07-19

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

Programming

Michael Horton

Maps

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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Lawless Road parking

Nearest Road:Lawless Rd
Nearest Town:Margate
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 1′ 39″
Longitude:E 147° 12′ 33″
Elevation:280 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Channel Hwy just north of Margate, west into Sandfly Rd, wst into Neirinna Rd, right into Lawless Rd. Drive to end and park at start of Kaoota Tramway Track.

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1 walk from Lawless Road parking

Kaoota Tramway Track walk from east to west

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:Kaoota end of tramway
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,000 m
Return distance:12,000 m
Comment:Take track west from parking area. Walk through 6km to pickup on Kaoota Rd, or return.

References

Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 1, Number 2012, January 2012 - Old Kaoota Railtrack

“The walking track was level, all under light bush cover, and took about an hour and a half.”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Kaoota Tramway

“… gently graded track meanders through varied bushland…”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 3, Number 5, Kaoota Tramway - January 3, 2014

4 hours retrace route
“Originally used to transport coal in the early 1900s…”

Rail Trails of Australia, Rail Trails Australia, Kaoota Tramway Track

“Kaoota Rd to Lawless Rd”

Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 22, 22 - Kaoota Tramway Track

4 hours retrace route
“Keep a lookout for historic relics…”

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