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 2,154 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

Entering details on Minnow Falls

Updated on

2021-10-01

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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Slide Track parking (Lockleys Rd)

Nearest Road:Lockleys Rd
Nearest Town:Adventure Bay
Locality:Bruny Island
Latitude:S 43° 26′ 8″
Longitude:E 147° 19′ 11″
Elevation:340 m
Comment:It is difficult to find the southern access to the Slide Track.
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1 walk from Slide Track parking (Lockleys Rd)

Slide Walk downhill

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:Old timber tramway, northern end.
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:10,000 m
Return distance:20,000 m
Comment:Starting from the southern end, follow old tramway north to Adventure Bay. Very difficult.

References

Nick Dotson, Welcome to Bruny Island, Bruny Island Accommodation Services, Adventure Bay: Slide Track

6 hours one way pickup
“… follows and abandoned timber-getting tramway…”

website, Bushwalk Australia, Bruny Island - 2012

“They averaged around 30 leeches each for the trip…”

Bruny Island - Attractions and Accommodation, Number 12, The Slide Track

6 hours one way pickup
“Not recommended as track has not been maintained.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, More Family Walks around Hobart, Fully revised ed., Hillside Publishing, Page 78, Number 33, 33 - Slide track

4 hours one way pickup
“… the track traverses a very steep section of hillside, 'The Slide'…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, Page 74, Number 31, 31 - Slide Track

4 hours one way pickup
“A gently graded one-way walk along an overgrown logging railway”

One-off references, Slide Track Bruny Island - Not recommended

“Not recommended. Difficult to get to southern end. Track subject to land and vegetation slides. Cleared by Hobart Walking Club up to 5 years ago but now are much worse. DCMB”

Hillary Cane, Bill Erickson, Bec & John Davis, Mike & Anne Briggs, Bruny Island - A Guide for Walkers, 2nd ed., Grundys Point Press, Page 30

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