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 2,145 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

Cameron Inlet parking

Latest walk

Tower Hill Junction walk

Latest change

Updated access to East and West Tower

Updated on

2020-09-07

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.

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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Union St boat ramp parking

Nearest Road:Union St
Nearest Town:Longford
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 35′ 14″
Longitude:E 147° 7′ 25″
Elevation:140 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Wellington St turn east into Union St. Parking on left near boat ramp at end.

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1 walk from Union St boat ramp parking

Mill Dam Walkway from Union St

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:Weir
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:950 m
Return distance:1,900 m
Comment:Start of track left of boat ramp. It passes under railway and road bridges. Continue on along riverbank to weir. Return same way. Toilets near weir.

References

Untitled, Northern Midlands Council, Mill Dam (Reserve/Walkway)

“The Mill Dam recreation area is subject to flooding during winter. Turn back if walkway under water.”

Untitled, Northern Midlands Council, Mill Dam Longford - 17 July 2017

“The council do ask that dogs be kept on a leash in the area.”

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