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 2,211 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.


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

Porkys parking

Latest walk

Grassy Wharf walk

Latest change

Finished adding walks from King Island Maritime Trail

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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 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


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



Maquarie Heads parking

Nearest Road:Maquarie Heads Rd
Nearest Town:Strahan
Latitude:S 42° 13′ 13″
Longitude:E 145° 13′ 35″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Camping fee
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Strahan head west then south to airport. Continue south on Maquaried Heads Rd to end of road. Parking is limited near beach.

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2 walks from Maquarie Heads parking

Braddon Point walk

Goal:Closest approach to Entrance Island
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:900 m
Return distance:1,800 m
Comment:Walk north around the beach until opposite Enrance Island. The gap between the island and the mainland is the notorious Hell's Gates. Return.


West Coast Council - Walks, West Coast Council, Page 8, Number 2, Macquarie Heads Camp Ground

“… beautiful views whilst walking along the beach.”


Maquarie Heads to Ocean Beach Lookout walk


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:Ocean Beach Lookout
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:10,000 m
Return distance:20,000 m
Comment:From the end of Macquarie Heads Rd, walk north on beach to Ocean Beach Lookout for pickup.


West Coast Council - Walks, West Coast Council, Page 10, Number 2, Ocean Beach

“Beautiful views whilst walking along the beach”