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 2,005 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

Morgan Rd parking

Latest walk

Hilltop Loop Track

Latest change

Thanks for added info on Tasmanian Bushland Garden near Buckland.

Updated on

2019-06-15

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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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Lilydale Falls car park

Nearest Road:Golconda Rd
Nearest Town:Lilydale
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 13′ 50″
Longitude:E 147° 12′ 35″
Elevation:160 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Lilydale, take Golconda Rd north about 2 km. Reserve well marked on east side of road.

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5 walks from Lilydale Falls car park

Lilydale Falls Picnic Area walk

Goal:Over river park
Grade:Flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:From car park follow track towards falls. Just before railway bridge, turn left to cross river on footbridge. Explore picnic area and return.

References

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 38, Number 10, 10 Lilydale Falls

“Continue north briefly to where the track divides - left leads over a bridge to a picnic area.”

2014, Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 9, Walking to Lilydale Falls

“…metal footbridge … led to additional picnic tables…”

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Lilydale Falls walk to bridge

Goal:Second River Bridge
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:From picnic area follow track under railway bridge and along river to bridge. Beyond that it is not wheel friendly.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Lilydale Falls - Lilydale

“… a well maintained path…”

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 38, Number 10, 10 Lilydale Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“Follow a wide track long the southern bank of Second River to a bridge - track then becomes steps”

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Lilydale Lower Falls Walk

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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:Lilydale Lower Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Follow track under railway bridge to first falls. View from platform or decend steps to base. Return.

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Lilydale Falls - Lilydale

“… a staircase that takes you … to the base of the waterfall.”

Michael Horton, Cowirrie, Vimeo, Lilydale Falls 2014-08-10

“This video follows the Second River downstream from the upper falls.”

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 38, Number 10, 10 Lilydale Falls

“Climb steps past some large eucalypt trees… descend steps to the base of the first waterfall…”

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Lilydale track to top of upper falls

Goal:Top of Lilydale Upper Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:From end of formed track continue on footpad up cliff to top of falls. However, this is slippery and not recommended, especially for children.

References

2014, Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Walking to Lilydale Falls

“Just before the upper falls viewing platform, a rough and steep track climbed up hill to the left.”

Michael Horton, Cowirrie, Vimeo, Lilydale Falls 2014-08-10

“This video follows the Second River downstream from the upper falls.”

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 38, Number 10, 10 Lilydale Falls

“It is not marked, but the foot pad starts just before the lookout platform at the base of 2nd falls.”

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Lilydale Upper Falls Walk

Goal:Lilydale Upper Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Follow track under railway bridge. Track is flat to bridge and then many steps to reach lower falls and then upper falls.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 36, Number 12, 12 - Lilydale Falls

20 minutes retrace route
“A short, easy and fairly level walk to two small but pleasant waterfalls.”

2014, Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 9, Walking to Lilydale Falls

1 hour retrace route
“..two falls accessible by a short walk along a well-made track.”

Launceston City Council, 2009, Trails in and around Launceston, Launceston City Council - now out of print, Page 27, Number 23, Lilydale Falls

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Lilydale Falls - Lilydale

10 minutes retrace route
“… two waterfalls a short walking distance from each other…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 36, Number 12, 12 - Lilydale Falls

20 minutes retrace route
“A short, easy and fairly level walk to two small but pleasant waterfalls.”

Michael Horton, Cowirrie, Vimeo, Lilydale Falls 2014-08-10

“This video follows the Second River downstream from the upper falls.”

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 38, Number 10, 10 Lilydale Falls

30 minutes retrace route
“Take care on the steps which can be slippery”

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