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 2,212 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

Mount Saddleback 4WD parking

Latest walk

Mount Saddleback Track by 4WD

Latest change

Added 2WD and 4WD parking options for Mount Saddleback.

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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.

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Blue Tier car park

Nearest Road:Poimena Rd
Nearest Town:Pyengana
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 11′ 58″
Longitude:E 148° 0′ 17″
Elevation:750 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:To Lottah from Tasman Highway via either end of Lottah Rd (east access is wider road). Poimena Rd is very narrow, winding and unsealed. Can be rough. Parking is well marked on right in open 'lawn'.

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6 walks from Blue Tier car park

Australia Hill Circuit

Goal:Australia Hill summit
One-way distance:4,400 m
Comment:Can be very wet, but interesting mining history


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 66, Number 27, 27 - Blue Tier

2 hours circuit
“… lots of lichen and fungi amongst the tea-tree -”


Goblin Forest Walk

Goal:Sun Flats Road
One-way distance:350 m
Comment:Follow boadwalk around circuit back to road 100m north of start. Return down road to start.


Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, P&WS, Goblin Forest

20 minutes circuit
“… rain forest regenerating after the ravages of tin mining.”

Walk Blue Tier, Friends of the Blue Tier, Goblin Forest Walk

20 minutes circuit
“This walk is great for those who do not have much time…”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 3, Number 4, Goblin Forest Walk - 21 Jun 2015

30 minutes circuit retrace
“This easy 500m loop walk serves as an introduction to the mining history for the reserve.”


McGough stamper circuit


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:Site of McGough Stamper
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:650 m
Return distance:1,300 m


Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, McGough Stamper Route

“Walk the Moon Valley Rim Track in reverse. Battery is not far after leaving Sun Flats Rd.”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 4, Number 4, Moon Valley Rim - 21 Jun 2015

“… to the historic Gough Battery Tin Mine”


Moon Valley Rim Circuit

Goal:Sun Creek
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Take track up Mt Poimena. Continue around circuit then back south down road to start.


TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 4, Number 4, Moon Valley Rim - 21 Jun 2015

2 hours circuit
“… leads directly to the summit of Mt Poimena via a gently graded track”

Melanie Ball, Top Walks in Tasmania, Hardie Grant Travel, Page 160, Number 28, Moon Valley Rim - May 14 2019

2 hours circuit
“Rocky hilltop, heaht, old tin mine site, forest …”

Walk Blue Tier, Friends of the Blue Tier, Moon Valley Rim Loop walk

2 hours circuit
“Follow blue markers”


Mount Poimena Walk

Goal:Mount Poimena summit
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Follow the signs to the summit and return.


TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 4, Number 4, Moon Valley Rim - 21 Jun 2015

40 minutes retrace route
“…… trail leads directly to the summit of Mt Pomena via a gently graded track.”


Wellington Creek Circuit

Goal:Track Junction
One-way distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk through Goblin Track to west end. Turn Right on 4WD track and circuit to left on track back to start. Be aware of oncoming bicycles.


Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 13, Walking the Wellington Creek Circuit, Blue Tier / Meenamatta

3 hours 30 minutes circuit
“too wet and slippery by far”