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 2,211 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

Porkys parking

Latest walk

Grassy Wharf walk

Latest change

Finished adding walks from King Island Maritime Trail

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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.

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Jan Horton


Michael Horton


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Arve River camp ground

Nearest Road:Arve Rd
Nearest Town:Geeveston
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 9′ 31″
Longitude:E 146° 48′ 25″
Elevation:157 m
Management:Sustainable Timber Tasmania
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilets:Type uncertain
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Drive 12km west of Geeveston on the Arve Rd. Picnic area on the Arve River, just before Hartz Rd junction.

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1 walk from Arve River camp ground

Arve River Nature Walk


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:Arve River crossing
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:The Nature walk is a pleasant and relatively flat walk up river and back. There is still plenty to see if walking a shorter distance.


Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, Rivendell Books, Page 30, Number 2, 4 - Arve Picnic Area

10 minutes retrace route
“A short track provides easy access to the rainforest for people unable to cope with longer walks.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, PWS - Documents, P&WS, PWS Concessions - Walking track list - Class 2

“Arve River nature walk”