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.


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

Testing Stepscape iOS App in October 2020

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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



Walk Distance

Tags Publications



Penguin Silver Mine parking

Nearest Road:Main Rd
Nearest Town:Penguin
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 41° 6′ 58″
Longitude:E 146° 5′ 7″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Small parking area on north side of Main Rd, 350m east of Seaside Crescent. There is a large information board and a big sign marking the spot. A walking track leads across railway line.

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1 walk from Penguin Silver Mine parking

Penguin Silver Mine 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.

Goal:Old Silver Mine
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:75 m
Return distance:150 m
Comment:Cross railway line (with care) and then follow foot pad. If tide is out, it is a good spot for fossicking for minerals and rocks.


Jesse Aherne, 2016, Rotary Club of Devonport South East - pamphlet, Rotary Club of Devonport South East, Number 6, Penguin Silver Mine

“… a mineral and rock collector's paradise.”

Peter S. Manchester, 2010, Created From Chaos - a geological trail of 100 sites in Tasmania, 1 ed., Peter S. Manchester, Page 207, … Penguin Silver Mine

“… to the trained eye the shoreline is an exciting display of a 500Ma 'regurgitation' of sediments…”

2016,, Hudson Institute of Menerology, Penguin Silver Mine, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia

“Small Silver-Lead-copper mine on the foreshore.”