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 2,131 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

Montana Falls Parking

Latest walk

Montana Falls and Cascades walk from south side of creek.

Latest change

Added references to Lalla Flower Farm walks

Updated on

2020-07-29

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 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

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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Leslie Rd parking near Huon Highway intersection

Nearest Road:Leslie Vale Rd
Nearest Town:Kingston
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 42° 58′ 3″
Longitude:E 147° 14′ 44″
Elevation:300 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Turn north into Leslie Rd from Huon Highway, then right into side road to find parking between Leslie Vale Track and Picket Hill Track access.

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3 walks from Leslie Rd parking near Huon Highway intersection

Leslie Vale Track from Leslie Rd to Bullock Drive

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:SW end of Bullock Drive
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Follow track west to end at Bullock Drive. Return.

References

2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 3, 03 - Leslie Vale Track

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Natural grassy surface, can be qute muddy, one narrow bush section.”

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Picket Hill Track from Leslie Rd to Jacobsons Place

Goal:Jacobsons Place
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,200 m
Return distance:6,400 m
Comment:From Leslie Rd parking, walk east on Picket Hill Track. Take detour to top of Picket Hill, then continue marked track to Jacobsons Place. Return.

References

2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 4, 04 - Picket Hill Track

2 hours retrace route
“Make your way thourgh grassy paddocks and light woodland between rural bush paddocks.”

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Picket Hill walk up from Leslie Road

Goal:Picket Hill Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:900 m
Return distance:1,800 m
Comment:From Leslie Rd parking, walk east on Picket Hill Track for about 800m. At T-junction, walk uphill to top of Picket Hill . Return same way.

References

2011, Tracks and Trails in Kingborough, Kingborough Council, Number 4, 04 - Picket Hill Track

“… panoramic mountain and ocean views.”

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