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 2,146 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

Powranna Nature Reserve

Latest walk

Powranna long walk to north fence

Latest change

Powranna Nature Reserve

Updated on

2020-11-04

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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Mackintosh Dam Lookout parking

Nearest Road:Mackintosh Dam Road
Nearest Town:Tullah
Locality:West
Latitude:S 41° 42′ 3″
Longitude:E 145° 38′ 59″
Elevation:230 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Hydro
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Mackintosh Dam Road is off the Murchison Highway at the north edge of Tullah. Drive to dam wall and park before crossing dam.

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2 walks from Mackintosh Dam Lookout parking

Mackintosh Dam Lookout

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 above dam wall
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:walk south 100m along the edge of the parking area to find the lookout track leading uphill back to overlook the dam. Return same way.

References

West Coast Council - Walks, West Coast Council, Page 6, Number 2, Lake Mackintosh

“Lake Mackintosh is one of the most beautiful lakes in the region.”

Strahan Village Blog, West Coast Wanderings: Well I'll be dammed

“… you wind along 5kms of road shadowed by craggy mountains until you reach Lake Mackintosh.”

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Mackintosh Dam to Tullibardine Dam

Goal:Tullibardine dam
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk across the Mackintosh Dam wall and follow the road across the spillway (if it is safe)and on to the Tullibardine Dam. Pick up at picnic area.

References

West Coast Council - Walks, West Coast Council, Page 6, Number 2, Lake Mackintosh

“Lake Mackintosh is one of the most beautiful lakes in the region.”

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