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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Mount William (Wukalina) car park

Nearest Road:Forester Kangaroo Drive
Nearest Town:Gladstone
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 40° 54′ 31″
Longitude:E 148° 12′ 28″
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Gladstone head East towards Ansons Bay, then left onto Musselroe Rd. Inside the park, turn right onto Forester Kangaroo Drive. Follow signs to Mt William (Wukalina) car park.

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2 walks from Mount William (Wukalina) car park

Mount William (Wukalina) Shorter 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:At start of rocks
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:From car park at base of Mt William,, gentle walk in scrub but lots of roots underfoot. Turn back when it gets too steep near top. Return same route.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 62, Number 25, 25 - Mount William

“Gradually the slope increases as the track ascends…”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 191, Number 59, Mount William

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks & Wildlife Service Website - Explore our Parks, P&WS, Mount William

“Climb along an easily defined track …”

Melanie Ball, Top Walks in Tasmania, Hardie Grant Travel, Page 165, Number 29, Mount William (Wukalina) - May 16 2019

“Compacted track with the odd exposed root, passes granite boulders on its approach to the summit…”

John and Monica Chapman, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 26, Number 5, 05 Mt William

“… passes through tea-tree and banksia then eucalypts as it climbs gently…”

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Mount William (Wukalina) Summit Walk

Goal:Wukalina (Mount William) summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,800 m
Return distance:3,600 m
Comment:From car park at base of Mt William, gentle walk in scrub gives away to a rock scramble, but great views from boulders on top. Return same route.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 64, Number 26, 26 - Mount William

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“… sweeping 360 degree views…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 62, Number 25, 25 - Mount William

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Gradually the slope increases as the track ascends…”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 191, Number 59, Mount William

“From the peak top, broad views are afforded from granite boulders”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks & Wildlife Service Website - Explore our Parks, P&WS, Mount William

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Climb along an easily defined track to the highest point in the park…”

Melanie Ball, Top Walks in Tasmania, Hardie Grant Travel, Page 165, Number 29, Mount William (Wukalina) - May 16 2019

“Step around the trig point and go another 20m east to a granite slab where water pools after rain.”

John and Monica Chapman, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 26, Number 5, 05 Mt William

1 hour retrace route
“In the cooler season orchids along with lichens and fungi abound.”

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