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 2,123 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

Growling Swallet F8 East gate parking

Latest walk

Growling Swallet walk from Florentine Rd

Latest change

Adding references from Di's Walk a Month - 2011

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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



Slide Track parking (Adventure Bay)

Nearest Road:Sawdust Rd
Nearest Town:Adventure Bay
Locality:Bruny Island
Latitude:S 43° 22′ 4″
Longitude:E 147° 21′ 3″
Elevation:5 m
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive to Kadens Corner on Adventure Bay Rd. Sharp right turn into Sawdust Rd. Park about 100m along road opposite sign indicating Slide Track start.
Correct this information

1 walk from Slide Track parking (Adventure Bay)

Slide Walk uphill


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 timber tramway, southern end
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:10,000 m
Return distance:20,000 m
Comment:Starting from the northern end, follow the old tramway south to where the track meets Lockleys Rd.


Hillary Cane, Bill Erickson, Bec & John Davis, Mike & Anne Briggs, 1998, Bruny Island - A Guide for Walkers, 2nd ed., Grundys Point Press, Tasmania, Page 30

Bruny Island - Attractions and Accommodation, Number 12, The Slide Track

6 hours one way pickup
“Not recommended as track has not been maintained.”

Nick Dotson, 2016, Welcome to Bruny Island, Bruny Island Accommodation Services, Adventure Bay: Slide Track

6 hours one way pickup
“… wet forest with slippery uneven surfaces and leeches.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 78, Number 33, 33 - Slide track

4 hours one way pickup
“… the track traverses a very steep section of hillside, 'The Slide'…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 74, Number 31, 31 - Slide Track

4 hours one way pickup
“A gently graded one-way walk along an overgrown logging railway”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Bruny Island - 2012

“They averaged around 30 leeches each for the trip…”

One-off references, Bruny Island (Part 2)

“The trail eventually gets thicker and harder to navigate through as if no one has been through...”