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 2,013 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.


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

Greens Beach car parking

Latest walk

Darlington Township Walk

Latest change

Completed updating Parks and Wildlife references for new site

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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 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


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



Walk Distance

Tags Publications



Boat Harbour West parking

Nearest Road:Port Rd
Nearest Town:Boat Harbour
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 40° 55′ 33″
Longitude:E 145° 36′ 47″
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Bass Highway take Port road down through the seaside settlement to the western end. Park on the side of the road.

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1 walk from Boat Harbour West parking

Boat Harbour Walk to Sisters 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:Sisters Beach
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,000 m
Return distance:12,000 m
Comment:Rock hopping at low tide only. Work way around shoreline to Sisters Beach and find car park at the start of the Postmans Track.


Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 31, Number 10, Sisters Beach Coast Walk

5 hours one way pickup
“The walk consistes mostly of rock-hopping with a little rock scrambling.”

Ian Ferris, 2019, Updates from Ian F, Boat Harbour walk to Sisters Beach

“The BH end has become very weedy and unpleasant (2018). Ask a local about old caves.”

Ian Ferris, 2019, Updates from Ian F, Boat Harbour walk to Sisters Beach

“Best done by going up off coast onto Postmands track from SB then back down to BH - signed turnoff.”