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 2,150 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.

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

Billy Brown Falls 2WD parking

Latest walk

Billy Brown Falls Wallk from 2WD car park

Latest change

Cross-checking walk times and distances.

Updated on

2021-04-12

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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Huon Bush Retreats car park

Nearest Road:Browns Road
Nearest Town:Huonville
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 42° 58′ 56″
Longitude:E 146° 59′ 57″
Elevation:415 m
Fee:Entry fee
Management:Commercial
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Tank
Toilets:Bush
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:"Browns Road is a steep narrow gravel road and care must be taken when driving."

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5 walks from Huon Bush Retreats car park

Flat Rock Walk at Huon Bush Retreats

Goal:Flat Rock
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,600 m
Return distance:3,200 m
Comment:Pass through Tall Trees Track and it is the first half of the Mt Misery Walk. Return from Flat Rock.

References

Melanie Ball, Top Walks in Tasmania, Hardie Grant Travel, Page 58, Number 12, Mount Misery

“Flat Rock, about 2.5 km into the walk, imprinted with historic European carvings.”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 4, Number 2, Mount Misery - February 25, 2015

“… Flat Rock …presents the best views from the hike.”

info@huonbushretreats.com, Huon Bush Retreats, Mt Misery Track (Moderate)

2 hours retrace route
“… spectacular 360 degree views towards Bruny Island and the South West…”

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Lookout at Huon Bush Retreats

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:Lookout
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:From junction of the one way loop at Retreat, a 100m level assisted wheelchair track. Return.

References

info@huonbushretreats.com, Huon Bush Retreats, Lookout (Very Easy

10 minutes retrace route
“Perched on the edge of a steep gully…”

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Mount Misery Walk

Goal:Mt Misery
Grade:Long climb
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:6,200 m
Comment:Tall Trees Track, then Mt Misery Track via Flat Rock. Return to T junction, take right fork on return.

References

Ingrid Roberts, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, Page 180, Number 33, Mount Misery

3 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“… a rocky outcrop with a miserable face.”

Melanie Ball, Top Walks in Tasmania, Hardie Grant Travel, Page 58, Number 12, Mount Misery

4 hours circuit retrace
“Th boulder pile is the end of the track, and a short scramble puts you on top.”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 4, Number 2, Mount Misery - February 25, 2015

3 hours retrace route
“… Mount Misery's lovely sub-alpine heathland.”

info@huonbushretreats.com, Huon Bush Retreats, Mt Misery Track (Moderate)

3 hours retrace route
“Most people with a moderate level of fitness will complete this walk in around 3-4 hours.”

Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 9, Number 2015, September 2015 - Mt Misery

“… you will reach a rocky outcrop with a miserable face!”

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Tall Trees Walk at Huon Bush Retreats

Goal:T-junction
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,000 m
Comment:Tall Trees Circuit, avoiding track to Flat Rock and Mt Misery, but including Hidden Falls track.

References

Ingrid Roberts, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, Page 180, Number 33, Mount Misery

“… some truly gigantic eucalypts, the mighty swamp gum… thought to be about 350 years old.”

Melanie Ball, Top Walks in Tasmania, Hardie Grant Travel, Page 58, Number 12, Mount Misery

“Duck under fallen trees and climb a track thick with leaf litter.”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 4, Number 2, Mount Misery - February 25, 2015

“… an impressive stroll through tall treed rainforest.”

info@huonbushretreats.com, Huon Bush Retreats, Mt Misery Track (Moderate)

“The track is 1km long and climbs 50m.”

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Waterfall Track Walk to Hidden Falls

Goal:Hidden Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Walk back in from the end of the Tall Trees Track, then Hidden Falls Track. Return same way.

References

Ingrid Roberts, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, Page 180, Number 33, Mount Misery

“… a small viewing platform and seat that overlook the gully and the Hidden Falls”

Melanie Ball, Top Walks in Tasmania, Hardie Grant Travel, Page 58, Number 12, Mount Misery

20 minutes retrace route
“Longer than the suggested 10 minute walk, but worth it.”

info@huonbushretreats.com, Huon Bush Retreats, Mt Misery Track (Moderate)

“… a viewing platform overlooking a small waterfall”

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