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 2,148 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.


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

Powranna Nature Reserve

Latest walk

Flowers Hill Track

Latest change

Updating Montana Falls

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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


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jQuery, used under the MIT License

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Echo Point Landing

Nearest Road:Lake St Clair Rd
Nearest Town:Derwent Bridge
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 42° 2′ 36″
Longitude:E 146° 8′ 19″
Elevation:750 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:No road
Car Park:Landing
Toilets:Type uncertain
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Catch the ferry from Cynthia Bay to the north end of Lake St Clair. The landing there is the starting point for various walks in the area.
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1 walk from Echo Point Landing

Echo Hut to Cynthia Bay 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:Cynthia Bay
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:11,200 m
Return distance:22,400 m
Comment:Take morning Ferry to Echo Point. Walk back via lake shoreline section of Overland Track to Cynthia Bay.


John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 92, Number 18, 18 - Narcissus Hut to Cynthia Bay

3 hours one way pickup
“Book the ferry to the jetty at Echo Point.”

Parks and Wildlife Services Website, 2020, Parks and Wildlife Services Website - Exlore our Parks, P&WS, Echo Point

4 hours one way pickup
“The walk is … close to the lake shore and mostly through rainforest.”