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

Testing Stepscape iOS App in October 2020

Updated on

2020-09-29

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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

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Dasher Falls Parking

Nearest Road:Bridle Track Rd
Nearest Town:Sheffield
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 24′ 30″
Longitude:E 146° 25′ 58″
Elevation:120 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:On Bridle Track Rd 450m NW of Bryans Bridge. Park beside plantation access road but do not block it. Clear signs on trees both sides of the main road. (parking is 100m north of old parking area)

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4 walks from Dasher Falls Parking

Dasher Basin Lookout walk (2)

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:Dasher Basin Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Walk back about 50m on little side track. Cross bridge and road to start of track. Follow new track downhill. Turn right for Basin lookout.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Dasher Falls

“Turn right at foot of steps to view the catchment basin and top of falls.”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Dasher Falls - 19 July 2020

“At foot of steps turn right. Follow signs to catchment basin and top of falls. Return to steps.”

Bastiaan Kleynendorst, Kentish Walks, Kentish Walks, Dasher Falls

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Log in to find detailed map and instructions for Dasher Falls.”

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Dasher Falls Lookout walk (1)

Goal:Dasher Falls New Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Walk back about 50m on little side track. Cross bridge and road to start of track. Follow new track downhill. Turn left for Falls lookout.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Dasher Falls - 19 July 2020

“… tumbles over a short but powerful drop into the gorge below.”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Dasher Falls - 19 July 2020

“At foot of steps turn left to. Follow signs to Falls Lookout and return to steps.”

Bastiaan Kleynendorst, Kentish Walks, Kentish Walks, Dasher Falls

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Log in to find detailed map and instructions for Dasher Falls.”

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Dasher Falls Walk old walk (4)

Goal:Dasher Main Falls
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:From car park, walk downhill on road. Cross road to old parking area. Follow pad in past white posts to old lookout on cliff edge. Right to old track

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Dasher Falls

15 minutes retrace route
“It is definitely not for young children.”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Dasher Falls old track

“Old track has new sign but is just as dangerous. New track reaches same place but is less risky.”

A Wild Walker, Walking on the Wild Side, Page 4, Number 2017, Dasher Falls - 24 April 2017

“It's largely overgrown and not maintained, with some steep climbs and no fence…”

Bastiaan Kleynendorst, Kentish Walks, Kentish Walks, Dasher Falls

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Log in to find detailed map and instructions for Dasher Falls.”

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Dasher old Lookout walk (3)

Goal:Dasher Falls Old Lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:From car park, walk downhill on road. Cross road to old parking area. Follow pad in past white posts to old lookout on cliff edge. Caution required.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Dasher Falls

“… clifftop with great views of the Dasher River.”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Dasher Falls old track

“This lookout is over the gorge downstream of the falls. There is no safety fence over sheer drop.”

A Wild Walker, Walking on the Wild Side, Page 4, Number 2017, Dasher Falls - 24 April 2017

“Looking down you can see and hear the Dasher river from this great height.”

Bastiaan Kleynendorst, Kentish Walks, Kentish Walks, Dasher Falls

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Log in to find detailed map and instructions for Dasher Falls.”

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