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 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

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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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Growling Swallet F8 East gate parking

Nearest Road:Florentine Rd
Nearest Town:Maydena
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 42° 41′ 10″
Longitude:E 146° 28′ 10″
Elevation:450 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Just west of Maydena take Florentine Rd. After crossing Time Shea watch out for crossroad with Forestry Road F8. Park near locked gate and walk up F8 East.

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1 walk from Growling Swallet F8 East gate parking

Growling Swallet walk from Florentine Rd

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:Growling Swallet
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,800 m
Return distance:5,600 m
Comment:From gate, walk up road to the end. Follow tapes right to cave entrance (listen for the rushing water). Return to road head and walk down to gate.

References

Louise Fairfax, Naturelover's Walks, Page 4, Number 2018, Growling Swallet 2018 April

“At the minute there's a fallen tree right at the start of the road, so walking is the go.”

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