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 2,150 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

Billy Brown Falls 2WD parking

Latest walk

Billy Brown Falls Wallk from 2WD car park

Latest change

Cross-checking walk times and distances.

Updated on

2021-04-12

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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Arm River Outdoor Education Centre car park

Nearest Road:Maggs Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 41′ 27″
Longitude:E 146° 12′ 25″
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:South on Mersey Forest Rd, right into Maggs Hill Rd, camp buildings on right. Parking to left o buildings.

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3 walks from Arm River Outdoor Education Centre car park

Arm Falls Walk - Southern Loop

Goal:Arm Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,500 m
Comment:Start on west side of huts, then fork right for bridge crossing. Left up river to falls. Return on old 4WD track to car park, keep left at Y junction.

References

Chris Bishop, Discover NorthWest Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Arm Falls

“… a 10 minute walk from the Forest Education Centre…”

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Arm Falls

45 minutes circuit
“… a wonderful bushwalk through lovely forest…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 92, Number 40, Arm River Falls - Southern Loop

30 minutes circuit

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Arm River double loop walk

Goal:Arm Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Start on west side of huts, then fork right for bridge crossing. Cross bridge for northern loop, then recross bridge for southern loop.

References

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Arm Falls

45 minutes circuit
“… a wonderful bushwalk through lovely forest…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 92, Number 40, Arm River Falls

“Two delightful circular walks through rainforest - delightful range of fungi”

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Arm River Northern Loop Walk

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:Views
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,300 m
Comment:Start on west side of huts, then fork right for bridge crossing. Cross bridge. Follow red tags to old 4WD track, across creek, back round to bridge.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 92, Number 40, Arm River Falls - North Loop

45 minutes circuit
“… featuring a fine range of fungi.”

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