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 2,161 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

Not the Minnow Falls Lookout parking

Latest walk

Calcified Forest to Caves Creek circuit

Latest change

Corrected times and distances for Point Lesueur and Redwater Creek Falls.

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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



Mount Nelson car park

Nearest Road:Nelson Rd
Nearest Town:Mount Nelson
Latitude:S 42° 55′ 28″
Longitude:E 147° 20′ 36″
Elevation:340 m
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Southern Outlet to Mt Nelson turn onto Olinda Grove. Then Nelson Rd to Mt Nelson Signal Station at eastern end of road. Or Churchill Ave (by uni) to Nelson Rd and zigzag up hill to Signal Station.

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3 walks from Mount Nelson car park

Mount Nelson to Sandy Bay Walk

Goal:Lambert Ave, Sandy Bay
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Pick up the track from the lowest lookout and head gently downhill, heading north west. Arrange pickup in Lambert St, near Casino end of Lambert Park.


Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Bicentennial Park and Lambert Park

“A downhill walk, the first half of which is through open forest with views of the city.”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 2, Number 3, Mount Nelson Signal Station - 21 Jan 2016

2 hours retrace route
“The track crosses beautiful woodlands before arriving to panoramic views at the summit.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, More Family Walks around Hobart, Fully revised ed., Hillside Publishing, Page 22, Number 5, 5 - Mount Nelson to Sandy Bay

1 hour one way pickup
“A very pleasant descent”


Truganini Memorial walk

Goal:Truganini Memorial
Grade:Fairly flat
One-way distance:400 m
Comment:Walk south between the old signal station and the tower to the start ot the Truganini Track. The memorial is a little way along the track


Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Truganini Track

“… The Truganini Memorial, dedicated to Tasmanian Aboriginal People…”


Truganini Reserve Walk to Cartright Reserve


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:The Grange Picnic Area
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Downhill walk from Signal station to Cartwright Reserve.


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, Page 16, Number 2, 2 - Truganini Reserve

1 hour one way pickup
“A pleasant downhill walk first through open bush and then alongside Cartwright Creek.”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Truganini Track

“… along a sheltered gully”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 1, Number 3, Truganini Track - 9 Dec 2013

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“… lower section of the track can often be quite muddy after wet weather.”