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



Grassy Wharf parking

Nearest Road:Grassy Harbour Rd
Nearest Town:Grassy
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 40° 3′ 48″
Longitude:E 144° 3′ 29″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive down Grassy Harbour Rd. Park o where there is a sign for the access to Grassy Harbour Beach.

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2 walks from Grassy Wharf parking

Grassy Wharf walk

Goal:Grassy Wharf
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Use the Grassy Wharf parking if you don't want to walk down from the township. Explore the wharf if operations permit.


Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 60, Number 17, Grassy to Grassy Harbour

“You may have to contend with trucks and other heavy vehicular traffic from time to time.”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - Grassy Harbour 1972

“'There was a proposal to bulldoze all the buildings into the open cut.'”


Sandblow Point walk along Grassy Harbour Beach


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:Sandblow Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Follow signed track to the beach. Walk along beach and cross Little Grassy Creek if safe to do so. On to Sandblow Point and return.


Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 57, Number 16, Grassy Harbour to Sandblow Point

1 hour retrace route
“This walk is preferably undertaken with an offshore wind…”