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 2,007 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

Morgan Rd parking

Latest walk

Ronny Creek back to park entrance on boardwalk

Latest change

Added boardwalk in Cradle Valley and many new references

Updated on

2019-08-13

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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Badgers Rd parking

Nearest Road:Badgers Rd
Nearest Town:Sheffield
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 21′ 50″
Longitude:E 146° 20′ 53″
Elevation:335 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Take Nook Road north from centre of Sheffield then right into Badgers Rd. At junction, turn right to park on side of road towards closed boom gate. Limited space, so park to leave room for others.

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5 walks from Badgers Rd parking

From Badger Rd to Jarmans Rd via Northern LO.

Goal:Jarmans Rd car park
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,200 m
Return distance:6,400 m
Comment:From Badgers Rd walk up Lookout Track to T junction. Turn left to Northern Lookout. Follow signs to Jarmans Rd for pickup.

References

website, Bushwalk Australia, Badger Skyline Route

“map posted on 13 March 2019 shows this circuit.”

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From Jarmans Rd to Badger Rd via Northern LO

Goal:Jarmans Rd car park
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,200 m
Return distance:6,400 m
Comment:From Jarmans Rd follow signs to Northern Lookout then to Badger Rd carpark on Kimberley Lookout Track.

References

website, Bushwalk Australia, Badger Skyline Route

“map posted on 13 March 2019 shows this circuit.”

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Kimberleys Lookout Circuit walk

Goal:Kimberley's Lookout summit
Grade:Long climb
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:4,000 m
Comment:From yellow boom gate, follow pink tags up gravel track leading to start of bouldering track - see signs. Track to summit and return on other track.

References

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 62, Number 20, 20 Kimberleys Lookout

“… a track to the top of Badger Range being cleared and marked.”

Jon Nermut, thesarvo.com, Sheffield - The Badger Ranges (Far South)

“… orange tape on your right signals the start of the old Kimberley's lookout track.”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Badger Skyline Route

“map posted on 13 March 2019 shows this circuit.”

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Kimberleys Lookout 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:Kimberley's Lookout summit
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,250 m
Return distance:4,500 m
Comment:Start on track by information signs. Track well marked to summit. Return same way. One small section very rough from washaways.

References

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 62, Number 20, 20 Kimberleys Lookout

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“… rise gently to the trig point and lookout…”

Impart Media, Kentish - Tasmania's Outdoor Art Gallery, Kentish Visitor Information Centre, Kimberleys Lookout

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“A 90 minute return walk with short mediu-to-steep gradients and excellent views…”

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Northern Lookout from Badgers Road.

Goal:Northern Lookout
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:From Badgers Rd walk up Lookout Track to T junction. Turn left to Northern Lookout. Return.

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