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



Windmill Point parking

Nearest Road:Maquarie St
Nearest Town:George Town
Latitude:S 41° 6′ 35″
Longitude:E 146° 49′ 2″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Maquarie St is the main shopping street of George Town. Drive to Western end and park by foreshore. Toilets are at south end of Elizabeth St, by public boat ramp on York Cove foreshore.

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3 walks from Windmill Point parking

Kanamaluka Trail from south to north

Goal:Pilot Station
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,500 m
Return distance:13,000 m
Comment:Follow Kanamaluka Trail from Windmill Pt to Pilot Station. If tide is low, beach walking is available along some stretches.


Walker Designs, Provincial Tamar Website, George Town Municipality, Kanamaluka Trail - George Town to Low Head

“… some of the most beautiful and interesting sights of the Tamar Valley…”


Paterson's Monument walk


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.

One-way distance:150 m
Comment:The monument faces the river, so you need to walk around the other side. Also take a close look at the chain saw sculptures at the site.


UBC Web Design, Monument Australia, Monument Australia, Paterson Monument

“… where Lt Col Paterson took possession of Northern Tasmania in the name of King George III.”

Walker Designs, Provincial Tamar Website, George Town Municipality, Paterson's Monument, George Town

“A monument to commemorate the first landing by a European…”


York Cove Foreshore Walk

Goal:Hospital Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,750 m
Return distance:3,500 m
Comment:Follow track east along foreshore (detouring around yacht club). Cross York Creek and veer west again out to Hospital Point. Return, or get a pickup.


Walker Designs, Provincial Tamar Website, George Town Municipality, York Cove - George Town

“Originally Outer Cove…”