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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Franklin Old Mill parking

Nearest Road:New Rd
Nearest Town:Franklin
Locality:South
Latitude:S 43° 4′ 38″
Longitude:E 146° 56′ 32″
Elevation:440 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Franklin, travel 6.5 km west on New Road. Track on left just after road curves to north over ridge. (Track is old railway embankment

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1 walk from Franklin Old Mill parking

Old Mill walk off New Road at Franklin

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:Old Mill near Castle Forbes Rivulet
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:From end of New Road, follow track on old railway embankment to old mill site. Condition of this track is unknown. Return same way

References

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, Rivendell Books, Page 26, Number 1, 3 - New Road - Old Mill Site

40 minutes retrace route
“The mill site, the destination of the walk, is situated in a large grassy area, ideal for a picnic..”

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