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.

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



Meadstone Falls car park

Nearest Road:Valley Rd
Nearest Town:Fingal
Latitude:S 41° 43′ 51″
Longitude:E 148° 4′ 44″
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Esk Main Rd, take Valley Rd for about 15km. Sharp turn right for another 2km till road is blocked due to missing bridge. Walk from here.

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1 walk from Meadstone Falls car park

Meadstone Falls Walk from original car park - plus 2500 walk from new parking area


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:Meadstone Falls - top
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Missing Bridge. 2500m to old track, then track to the river. Then either continue on track, or if water is low, walk along bank of river to falls.


Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, Access to Meadstone Falls

“… closed after an engineering assessment of a bridge on the access road. Closure is indefinite.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 76, Number 32, 32 - Meadstone Falls

“A short walk on an easy trail… (but now an extra 2500m each way)”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 74, Number 31, 31 - Meadstone Falls

“Riverside scrambling is an option for the active.”

Stepscape contributors, Cowirrie - report from recent information, Cowirrie, Meadstone Falls

“Due to missing bridge, walk extra 2500m to start of track. Return same way - total 8km ish. Or bike.”

Raelene and Rod Newell, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, Page 50, Number 17, Meadstone Falls

“Spectacular and rugged walk to these falls…”

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Meadstone Falls

3 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“From the missing bridge, it is a 2.5km along the old road to the original trailhead for the falls.”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Meadstone Falls Access

“If the road is officially closed insurance is usually void.”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Puzzler Gorge

“if you have a 2WD car best to leave it at the left hand turn just after the right turn off Valley Rd”