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



Salamanca Place parking

Nearest Road:Salamanca Place
Nearest Town:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 53′ 12″
Longitude:E 147° 20′ 3″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parking fee
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Davey St or Macquarie St, turn east into Murray St. At waterfront, head south to find a parking space at Salamanca.

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3 walks from Salamanca Place parking

Battery Point Circuit Walk

Goal:Anglesea Barracks
One-way distance:5,800 m
Comment:Up Kelly Steps, circuit of Battery Point, Albuera St to Anglesea Barracks and back to Salamanca via Hampden Rd. Map necessary.


Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Historic Battery Point

“Includes Narryna Heritage Museum and Military Museum of Tasmania.”


Battery Point Sculpture Trail - Salamanca to Short Beach

Goal:Short Beach
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Follow Castra Esplanade, Clarke Ave, Marine Tce, Napoleon Ave to Short Beach. Follow signs to off-track sculptures.


Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Battery Point Sculpture trail

“… an easy stroll linking nine large numerical sculptures…”


Intercity Cycleway from Hobart to Claremont


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:Cadbury Rd Reserve
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:16,000 m
Return distance:32,000 m
Comment:From Mawson Place, Cycleway to Cenotaph, then Intercity Cycleway to Claremont.


Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Intercity Cycleway

“A great family walk close to the Derwent River with plenty of places to stop along the way.”