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 2,154 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

Not the Minnow Falls Lookout parking

Latest walk

Minnow Falls mid-plateau via New Track

Latest change

Entering details on Minnow Falls

Updated on

2021-10-01

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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Preston Falls and Delaneys Falls car parking

Nearest Road:Raymond Rd
Nearest Town:Ulverstone
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 17′ 11″
Longitude:E 146° 3′ 51″
Elevation:310 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Parking area on east side of Raymond Rd, well marked with large signs for 'Preston Falls'.

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3 walks from Preston Falls and Delaneys Falls car parking

Delaneys Fall view from car park

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:Delaneys Falls View
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:10 m
Return distance:20 m
Comment:For those who can't tackle the 76 steps down to the falls, they are partially visible from the southern end of the car park through a gap in the trees

References

Chris Bishop, Discover NorthWest Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Delaneys Falls

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Delaneys Falls

“View from the car park”

website, Bushwalk Australia Wiki, Preston Falls (Delaneys Falls)

“There are in fact three sets of falls in Preston Creek”

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Delaneys Falls Walk

Goal:Delaneys Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:150 m
Return distance:300 m
Comment:76 steps down! Sign says 'Preston Falls', but confusion with the names. Cross bridge over creek and follow path ahead to lookout on left.

References

Chris Bishop, Discover NorthWest Tasmania, westinlet@tassie.net.au, Delaneys Falls

5 minutes retrace route
“A short walk down steps to the overlooking platform takes less than 5 minutes.”

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Delaneys Falls

10 minutes retrace route
“… a drop of approximately 25 m into a gorge below.”

Tania Horne, Think Tasmania.com, Delaneys Falls - Jun 24, 2013

15 minutes retrace route
“… a short walk from the roadside to the viewing platform…”

Wings Wildlife Park, Wings Wildlife Park, EMMARK STUDIOS, Number 16, Hop, Skip and Jump to Falls

10 minutes retrace route
“A 25 m waterfall that plunges into the shady depths…”

Michael Horton, Cowirrie, Vimeo, Preston Creek Waterfalls 2016-06-25

“Video of Upper Preston Falls and Delaney Falls”

website, Bushwalk Australia Wiki, Preston Falls (Delaneys Falls)

“There are in fact three sets of falls in Preston Creek”

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Preston Falls Walk

Goal:Preston Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:The long drop beside the bridge are Delayneys Falls. Preston Falls are reached from north side of bridge, 400m upstream beside creek. Can be wet.

References

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Preston Falls

“The real Preston Falls is a small cascading falls on private land. Difficult access due blackberries”

website, Bushwalk Australia Wiki, Preston Falls (Delaneys Falls)

“There are in fact three sets of falls in Preston Creek”

website, Bushwalk Australia, http://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10549

“…two methods of easier access (one being through private property)… could have been advised.”

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