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 2,084 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

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

Spion Kop Lookout parking

Latest walk

Spion Kop Lookout walk in Queenstown

Latest change

Added Spion Kop, Queenstown

Updated on

2020-05-29

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 guides 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

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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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Lowana Rd parking

Nearest Road:Lowana Rd
Nearest Town:Ulverstone
Locality:North West
Latitude:S 41° 19′ 60″
Longitude:E 146° 0′ 4″
Elevation:110 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:South on Gunns Plains Rd to just past the Caves reserve. Turn west on Marshalls Bridge Rd across Leven River. This becomes Lowana Rd. Follow southward to end at Dobsons Flat. Park before private sign

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4 walks from Lowana Rd parking

Dobsons Flat walk

Goal:Where track becomes steep uphill
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:Start south along the Penguin-Cradle Trail until it starts steeply uphill. Turn back before earth steps are reached.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 29, Number 9, Leven River to the Canyon

“… following the river for a short distance along the vehicle track…”

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From Lowana Rd to first ridge walk on PCT

Goal:First Ridge
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Follow Penguin To Cradle Trail along Leven River and up to the crest of the first ridge. Turn back when track starts to decend again.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 29, Number 9, Leven River to the Canyon

“… a narrower track climbs steeply…”

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From Lowana Rd to Rope Creek Crossing

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:Creek crossing with rope - beside river
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,700 m
Return distance:3,400 m
Comment:Follow Penguin To Cradle Trail along Leven River and up over the first ridge and down the other side to creek crossing beside the Level River. Return.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 29, Number 9, Leven River to the Canyon

“… before descending steeply to a creek crossing…”

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Tulip Tree Creek walk along Leven River

Goal:Tulip Tree Creek
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Follow Penguin To Cradle Trail along Leven River to the Tulip Tree Creek crossing. Turn back to car park.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 29, Number 9, Leven River to the Canyon

“… narrower track climbs steeply to avoid the cliffs of the 'northern gate' before descending steeply”

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