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 2,126 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

Growling Swallet F8 East gate parking

Latest walk

The Nut walk to Pinmatik lookout

Latest change

Added short walks on The Nut at Stanley

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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



Knocklofty Reserve

Nearest Road:Forest Road
Nearest Town:West Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 53′ 17″
Longitude:E 147° 18′ 6″
Elevation:200 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Drive into Knocklofty on Forest Rd

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2 walks from Knocklofty Reserve

Knocklofty Summit Loop from Forest Road


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:Knocklofty Summit
One-way distance:6,500 m
Comment:From Forest Rd car park, take track to summit. Return by loop to the east side of mountain.


Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve

1 hour 30 minutes circuit
“A great loop track through open forest, close to the city centre”

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Number 1, Knocklofty Summit - April 19, 2018

1 hour circuitretrace
“The 4 km Knocklofty Summit circuit is a lovely way o explore all the main features of the reserve.”


West Hobart to Mount Stuart

Goal:Mount Stuart Lookout
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment: From Forest Rd, take the route over Knocklofty and then on north to Mt Stuart Lookout.


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 34, Number 11, 11- Mount Stuart to West Hobart

2 hours one way pickup
“This walk can be arranged as a one way walk or return trip.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 28, Number 8, 8- Mount Stuart to West Hobart

2 hours one way pickup
“Panoramic views of Hobart”