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



Shoobridge Bend car park

Nearest Road:Pinnacle Rd
Nearest Town:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 54′ 30″
Longitude:E 147° 14′ 53″
Elevation:600 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Davey St to Huon Rd to Pillinger Drive to Pinnacle Rd. Park at the very sharp Shoobridge Bend (signed)

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2 walks from Shoobridge Bend car park

Circle Track 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:Hobart Rivulet
One-way distance:700 m
Comment:Shoobridge Atrack, then right onto Circle track which curves back south to meet road. Walk right, uphill beside road back to car park.


Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Circle Track, Wellington Park

“It is a great all year round walk, varying with the seasons.”


Octopus Tree Walk

Goal:Octopus Tree
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Follow Shoobridge Track north, then sign to Octopus Tree after about 500m. Return same route. Return


TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 4, Number 3, The Octopus Tree - 11 Jul 2013

30 minutes retrace route
“The tree is an enormous eucalypt perched with roots bare upon a large boulder.”