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 2,145 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

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

Cameron Inlet parking

Latest walk

Tower Hill Junction walk

Latest change

Updated access to East and West Tower

Updated on

2020-09-07

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 guides 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

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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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Scotts Rd car park

Nearest Road:Scotts Rd
Nearest Town:Meander
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 40′ 47″
Longitude:E 146° 33′ 33″
Elevation:880 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Meander follow Huntsman Rd, then right into Meander Falls Rd. Right into Scotts Rd. Keep to most well-used road at junctions to past lookout and on to turnaround at end.

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2 walks from Scotts Rd car park

Cummings Head East short walk to rock

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:Large Rock on track to Cummings Head
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:Well-marked track up continuous climb. For those who can't make it to the top, the 5m high rockon the track is an interesting destination.

References

Louise Fairfax, Naturelover's Walks, Mother Cummings Peak 2015 Jun

“If you count the distractions of beauty, who knows how long it takes?”

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Cummings Head from Scotts Rd

Goal:Cummings Head
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,700 m
Return distance:3,400 m
Comment:Well marked track up steep slope to plateau. Large cairn marks 'summit'. Note carefully return over edge of plateau as not very visible.

References

website, Bushwalk Australia, Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd

“… up Mother Cummings from Scott's Rd…”

Louise Fairfax, Naturelover's Walks, Mother Cummings Peak 2015 Jun

“… we were at the top in less than an hour's walking time…”

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