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 2,211 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.

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

Porkys parking

Latest walk

Grassy Wharf walk

Latest change

Finished adding walks from King Island Maritime Trail

Updated on

2022-07-19

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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Calcified Forest parking

Nearest Road:Seal Rocks Rd
Nearest Town:Currie
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 40° 6′ 18″
Longitude:E 143° 53′ 15″
Elevation:90 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Tank
Toilets:Type uncertain
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Take Grassy Rd out of Currie, then south on South Rd about 30km till Seal Rocks Rd on right. Drive about 3km on Seal Rocks Rd, then left to car park in about 150m.

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3 walks from Calcified Forest parking

Calcified Forest to Caves Creek circuit

Goal:Caves Creek
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Start at viewing platform for calcified forest. Due west near foot of steps. Skirt coast north to Caves Creek then inland to road. Return to car.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 134, Number 43, Calcified Forest to Caves Creek

2 hours circuit
“"the toughest walk I have done on King Island"”

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Calcified Forest 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:Calcified Forest
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:630 m
Return distance:1,260 m
Comment:Although the calcareus formations are quite weather resistant, they are prone to human and animal interference. Please respect signs and barriers.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, P&WS, Number 33, Calcified Forest (King Island)

30 minutes retrace route
“… made up of hundreds of weirdly shaped limestone features.”

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 16, Number 2, The Calcified Forest Seal Rocks State Reserve

45 minutes retrace route
“A viewing platform gives commanding views of the 'calcified forest' and the Southern Ocean to the west.”

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 1, Number 5, South West Trails (Calcified Forest Walk)

30 minutes retrace route

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Denbys Bay Circuit walk from Calcified Forest

Goal:Denbys Bay
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:9,250 m
Comment:Start at viewing platform for calcified forest. Due west near foot of steps. Skirt coast south to Denbys Bay. Then South Rd back to start car park.

References

Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 130, Number 42, Calcified Forest to Denbys Bay

4 hours circuit
“From near viewing platform, follow track with care through mutton bird and penguin rookeries.”

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