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 2,161 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

Not the Minnow Falls Lookout parking

Latest walk

Calcified Forest to Caves Creek circuit

Latest change

Corrected times and distances for Point Lesueur and Redwater Creek Falls.

Updated on

2022-06-22

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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Redwater Creek Falls boom gate parking

Nearest Road:Rail Trail Rd
Nearest Town:Railton
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 22′ 33″
Longitude:E 146° 22′ 54″
Elevation:235 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Private
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Sheffield Rd, turn up Rail Trail Rd by marker post for Tasmanian Trail. Narrow in places. Park near yellow boom gate at top of hill - do not block it.

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1 walk from Redwater Creek Falls boom gate parking

Redwater Creek walk to falls from boom gate on Rail Trail Rd

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:Redwater Creek Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,250 m
Return distance:2,500 m
Comment:From boom gate, follow rail route past tank and through small gate (shut behind you). About 1km along, there is a small gate in fence down to falls.

References

website, Bushwalk Australia, Redwater Creek Falls

“… a sign advising you that access to the property is restricted and permission is required.”

website, Bushwalk Australia Wiki, Redwater Creek Falls

“Although not large, the main fall is very attractive…”

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Redwater Creek Falls - Railton

“Access to the waterfall is along a seciong of the Tasmanian Trail…”

Craig Doumouras, Waterfalls of Tasmania - Waterfalls for the Family - Vol. 2, Craig Doumouras, Page 18, Number 1, Redwater Creek Falls - Sheffield Railton

“The track is wide and very easy to walk along.”

Louise Fairfax, Naturelover's Walks, Redwater Creek Falls 2016 Aug

“Walk along the main track…. Go through the walking gate...”

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