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 2,153 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

Not the Minnow Falls Lookout parking

Latest walk

Minnow Falls mid-plateau via New Track

Latest change

Corrections to walks from Lisdillon Saltworks at Little Swanport Conservation Area

Updated on

2021-11-05

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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Minnow Falls new parking

Nearest Road:Bottom Road 1
Nearest Town:Sheffield
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 29′ 6″
Longitude:E 146° 19′ 20″
Elevation:310 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Sustainable Timber Tasmania
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Union Bridge Rd, head west on Belstone Rd (signed to Falls). Turn second left into Bottom Rd, then right then left on Bottom Rd1 to end at car park.

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2 walks from Minnow Falls new parking

Minnow Falls Base via New Track

Goal:Base of Minnow Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Signed 4WD track to pad across log bridge then left following river upstream. Left at junction with old track to falls base. Return same way.

References

Craig Doumouras, Waterfalls of Tasmania - Waterfalls for the Family - Vol. 2, Craig Doumouras, Page 22, Number 1, Minnow Falls - Mt Roland

“At times the track cCan be quite steep but walkable”

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Minnow Falls Track

“From the junction with the old track it is just a short 5 minute walk to the base of the impressive lower falls.”

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Minnow Falls mid-plateau via New Track

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:Top of Lower Falls
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,250 m
Return distance:6,500 m
Comment:Follow new track to near base of falls and veer right up beside a small creek. There is a rope ladder and then a scramble through a cave.

References

Craig Doumouras, Waterfalls of Tasmania - Waterfalls for the Family - Vol. 2, Craig Doumouras, Page 22, Number 1, Minnow Falls - Mt Roland

5 hours retrace route
“To reach the second waterfall, retrace yur steps for about 40m and locate the track that starts to climb uphill.”

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Minnow Falls Track

3 hours retrace route
“Look for a small sign just before the lower falls, and follow this track as it climbs alongside a small creek.”

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