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 2,212 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.


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

Mount Saddleback 4WD parking

Latest walk

Mount Saddleback Track by 4WD

Latest change

Added 2WD and 4WD parking options for Mount Saddleback.

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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


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



Cascades gardens parking area

Nearest Road:Cascade Rd
Nearest Town:South Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 53′ 43″
Longitude:E 147° 17′ 36″
Elevation:80 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Macquarie St becomes Cascade Rd. Continue up to bend before Cascade Brewery. Turn right into parking area for Cascade Park. It is right beside the brewery,

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1 walk from Cascades gardens parking area

Hobart Rivulet walk down from Cascade Gardens


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:Hobart Rivulet Park
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Follow track down beside Rivulet to city. There is a car park on Molle St, as from here the Rivulet is largely inaccessible and often underground.


Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Hobart Rivulet Walk

“Following Hobart Rivulet downstream from Cascade Gardens to the city.”

Tania Horne, Think, Hobart Rivulet Walk to Cascade Gardens

“The Rivulet Café (in the C3 Church Complex) is only open on weekdays, till 4:30pm”