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.


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

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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 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


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



Walk Distance

Tags Publications



Growling Swallet parking

Nearest Road:F8 East
Nearest Town:Maydena
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 42° 41′ 12″
Longitude:E 146° 29′ 29″
Elevation:530 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Just west of Maydena take Florentine Rd. After crossing Time Shea watch out for crossroad with Forestry Road F8. Take F8 East through locked gate if you have organised a key. Park at end of road (2k)

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Growling Swallet walk from E8


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:Growling Swallet
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:800 m
Return distance:1,600 m
Comment:If no key, walk the extra 2km each way, then follow tapes to right (800m). If mislaid, listen for noisy water. Return to road head.


Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 10, Number 2012, 7 October 2012 - Growling Swallet and Junee Cave, Maydena

“Need to book ahead to collect a key from Mt Field National Park office.”