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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

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Nut parking

Nearest Road:Browns Rd
Nearest Town:Stanley
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 40° 45′ 44″
Longitude:E 145° 17′ 52″
Elevation:35 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Nearby
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Parking at end of Browns Rd in Stanley. Note that entrance to The Nut is free, but the chairlift has a fee.

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6 walks from Nut parking

The Nut Circuit including Chairlift ride both ways.

Goal:Nut Summit Lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,000 m
Comment:Take chairlift to top and then turn left on the Nut Summit Circuit to complete circuit. Return on chairlift.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, The Nut

40 minutes circuit
“The chairlift provides a rather less strenuous option…”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 215, Number 67, Stanley - The Nut

“The summit plateau is fairly bleak and mostly treeless.”

Parks and Wildlife Services Website, 2020, Parks and Wildlife Services Website - Exlore our Parks, P&WS, Number 34, The Nut

1 hour circuit
“… continues around the top… through open heath and patches of woodland.”

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The Nut Circuit, including walking instead of taking chairlift.

Goal:Nut Wharf Lookout
Grade:Some steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:2,900 m
Comment:A chairlift is available for those who don't want to climb the steep slope up to the top. The Nut Wharf Lookout is about halfway around.

References

Parks and Wildlife Services Website, 2020, Parks and Wildlife Services Website - Exlore our Parks, P&WS, Number 34, The Nut

1 hour circuit
“… continues around the top… through open heath and patches of woodland.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, The Nut

1 hour 10 minutes circuitretrace
“A circular walk over easy terrain with wonderful coastal scenery.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 215, Number 67, Stanley - The Nut

“The summit plateau is fairly bleak and mostly treeless.”

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The Nut climb to top of chairlift and return

Goal:Top of the chair lift.
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:450 m
Return distance:900 m
Comment:The footpath to the top chairlift station and return to base station.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, The Nut

“Walking up to the top of the chairlift and return.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 215, Number 67, Stanley - The Nut

“You could walk the distance on the available concrete pathway.”

Parks and Wildlife Services Website, 2020, Parks and Wildlife Services Website - Exlore our Parks, P&WS, Number 34, The Nut

“You can reach the top by either walking track or chair lift”

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The Nut walk to Town (or Highfield) Lookout

Goal:Nut Town (Highfield) Lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:225 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Turn right at chairlift top. Distance from top of chairlift to Town (Highfield) Lookout is about 225m and fairly flat. Return same way.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 215, Number 67, Stanley - The Nut

“The summit plateau is fairly bleak and mostly treeless.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, The Nut

“The chairlift provides a rather less strenuous option…”

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The Nut walk Tatlows Beach Lookout.

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:Tatlows Beach Lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:340 m
Return distance:680 m
Comment:Turn right at top of chairlift. Go on past Town (or Highfield) Lookout to Tatlows Beach Lookout. Return from here.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, The Nut

“This lookout is only a little further on than the Town Lookout.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 215, Number 67, Stanley - The Nut

“The town is best viewed from this lookout.”

Parks and Wildlife Services Website, 2020, Parks and Wildlife Services Website - Exlore our Parks, P&WS, Number 34, The Nut

“Wonderfully varied views along the coast.”

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The Nut walk to Pinmatik lookout

Goal:Pinmatik (Rocky Cape Lookout)
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Turn left at top of chairlift. Follow path to Rocky Cape Lookout (pinmatik). Return same way.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 22, Number 5, The Nut

“This part of the track passes close to the summit of the Nut.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 215, Number 67, Stanley - The Nut

“The summit plateau is fairly bleak and mostly treeless.”

Parks and Wildlife Services Website, 2020, Parks and Wildlife Services Website - Exlore our Parks, P&WS, Number 34, The Nut

“Wonderfully varied views along the coast.”

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