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 2,150 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.

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

Billy Brown Falls 2WD parking

Latest walk

Billy Brown Falls Wallk from 2WD car park

Latest change

Update on Slide Track conditions.

Updated on

2021-05-05

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

Maps

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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Montgomery Road car park

Nearest Road:Montgomery Rd
Nearest Town:Penguin
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 8′ 18″
Longitude:E 146° 3′ 45″
Elevation:140 m
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive south on Ironcliffe Rd, left into Montgomery Rd. Parking on left just prior to council depot entrance. Signs on south side indicate track start.

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4 walks from Montgomery Road car park

Mount Montgomery Loop Walk

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:Mount Montgomery summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:6,000 m
Comment:From Montgomery Road parking bay, follow Penguin to Cradle Trail up Mt Montgomery, return on ridge.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 225, Number 71, Mount Montgomery

2 hours 30 minutes circuit
“The ascent is mostly on northerly aspect slopes, so the eucalypt forest is sparse.”

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Mount Montgomery Walk

Goal:Mount Montgomery summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk to summit of Mt Montgomery from Montgomery Rd car park and return by same route

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 44, Number 16, Mount Montgomery

2 hours retrace route
“A gentle but satisfying climb which provides views in all directions.”

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Myrtle Creek Falls Circuit

Goal:Myrtle Creek Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,000 m
Comment:Easy walk but best after rain. Take Penguin to Cradle route to falls, then return on right track fork to road bridge. Return on road.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 225, Number 71, Mount Montgomery

“…a small waterfall, which is often dry”

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Myrtle Creek Falls Walk

Goal:Myrtle Creek Falls
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:900 m
Return distance:1,800 m
Comment:Follow Penguin to Cradle Trail along Myrtle Creek to small falls. Return before track gets steep

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Number 16, Mount Montgomery

“The start of this walk is particularly pleasant…”

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