StepScape

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 2,154 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.

Caution

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

Harridge Track walk

Latest change

Added 4wd track at Harridge Falls

Updated on

2022-05-03

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

Programming

Michael Horton

Maps

Google Maps JavaScript API

Components

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

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Alberton Falls Top parking

Nearest Road:Mathinna Plains Rd
Nearest Town:Ringarooma
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 19′ 57″
Longitude:E 147° 45′ 45″
Elevation:810 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Sustainable Timber Tasmania
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Unknown
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Park where possible on Mathinna Plains Rd between Stermys Ridge Rd and Ben Ridge Rd. Use GPS to reach top of falls across marsh and then bush, forest.

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1 walk from Alberton Falls Top parking

Alberton Falls Top view

Caution

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:Top of falls
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:1,750 m
Return distance:3,500 m
Comment:First part is marshland so depends on recent rainfall, but wetter weather means better flow in falls. Need to reach Alberton Creek

References

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Alberton Falls

1 hour 30 minutes no defined route
“… enormously tall waterfalls… into a deep gorge.”

Louise Fairfax, Naturelover's Walks, Alberton Falls 11 Feb 2018

50 minutes no defined route
“Falls dependent on rainfall”

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