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 2,153 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

Minnow Falls mid-plateau via New Track

Latest change

Corrections to walks from Lisdillon Saltworks at Little Swanport Conservation Area

Updated on

2021-11-05

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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Rail Trail Rd parking

Nearest Road:Sheffield Rd
Nearest Town:Railton
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 22′ 49″
Longitude:E 146° 23′ 7″
Elevation:220 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Private
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Sheffield Rd, park near Rail Trail Rd. junction in little slip track. Or park in Stoodley plantation 400m north and walk back through plantation track to Rail Trail Rd.

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1 walk from Rail Trail Rd parking

Redwater Creek Falls walk

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:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk up Rail Trail Rd to boom gate. Follow old railway track to small gate in fence beside creek. Track down to falls is somewhat tricky - careful.

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

20 minutes retrace route
“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

20 minutes retrace route
“A gate that spans the Tasmanian Trail is where you start your walk.”

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

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

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