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.

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



Cataraqui Shipwreck parking

Nearest Road:Pearsons Lane
Nearest Town:Currie
Locality:King Island
Latitude:S 40° 1′ 23″
Longitude:E 143° 53′ 14″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Rough track
Car Park:Rough
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:About 14km south of Currie on South Rd, turn west into Pearsons Lane and drive to end. (or walk in from South Rd). There are two gates - please leave as found as it is private property.

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1 walk from Cataraqui Shipwreck parking

Cataraqui Shipwreck Memorial 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:Cataraqui Memorial
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Park when track nears coast and walk south to memorial. This whole area was strewn with wreckage and bodies after the shipwreck. Return.


Ken Martin, Walks of King Island, 2 ed., Bas Publishing Pty Ltd, Page 26, Number 5, Cataraqui Shipwreck Memorial

10 minutes retrace route
“From cairn, walk 100m further south to general site of the mass grave of the victims of the wreck.”

King Island Maritime trails, Maritime Trails - Cataraqui 1845

“There were 409 persons on board but only 9 survived although the wreck occurred only 100 m from shore due to the jagged rocks and the storm.”

King Island - Things to Do - Island Trails, King Island Tourism, Page 1, Number 5, South West Trails (Cataraqui Shipwreck Memorial)

40 minutes retrace route