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 2,211 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

Porkys parking

Latest walk

Grassy Wharf walk

Latest change

Finished adding walks from King Island Maritime Trail

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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


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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

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Peter Murrell car park off Burwood Drive

Nearest Road:Burwood Drive
Nearest Town:Blackmans Bay
Latitude:S 43° 0′ 32″
Longitude:E 147° 18′ 33″
Elevation:80 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Burwood Drive, use access road between houses 42 and 48. Parking 300m at end of side road.

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1 walk from Peter Murrell car park off Burwood Drive

Peter Murrell Nature Reserve 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:Pleasant walk
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk west on walking track (see map in reference). Follow Nature Trail walking track circuit.


Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, More Family Walks around Hobart, Fully revised ed., Hillside Publishing, Page 16, Number 2, 2 - Peter Murrell Nature Reserve

1 hour 30 minutes circuit
“A very pleasant bush circuit on a good dry track”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks & Wildlife Service Website - Explore our Parks, P&WS, Peter Murrell Reserves

“… a high diversity of plant species…”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Peter Murrell Reserves and Coffee Creek Track

“A variety of tracks, catering for different users”