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



Spring Beach parking

Nearest Road:Rheban Rd
Nearest Town:Orford
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 34′ 45″
Longitude:E 147° 54′ 34″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Comment:From south end of Prosser River Bridge, head south on Charles St which becomes Rheban Rd. Continue into village of Spring Beach and car park is where road is close to the beach.

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2 walks from Spring Beach parking

Spring Beach to Raspins Beach walk, Orford

Goal:North end Raspins Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,750 m
Return distance:13,500 m
Comment:From Spring Beach parking, follow coastal track north, cross bridge over Prossers River and continue to north end Raspins Beach.


Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 164, Number 50, Orford - Maria View

5 hours retrace route
“Coastal cliffs and beaches”

One-off references or owner clarifications, Orford Coast Walk

“All on the coast with specky views”


Spring Beach to Shelly Beach Walk, Orford


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:Shelly Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,200 m
Return distance:6,400 m
Comment:From Spring Beach to Shelly Beach via Quarry Point. Car park each end, or walk back.


Ingrid Roberts, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, Page 82, Number 13, Shelly Beach to Spring Beach

2 hours 5 minutes retrace route
“Its main claim to fame was the huge quarry of high quality sandstone at Shelly Point”