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 2,150 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

Billy Brown Falls 2WD parking

Latest walk

Billy Brown Falls Wallk from 2WD car park

Latest change

Update on Slide Track conditions.

Updated on

2021-05-05

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

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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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Pelverata Falls car park

Nearest Road:Crosswells Rd
Nearest Town:Huonville
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 2′ 58″
Longitude:E 147° 7′ 16″
Elevation:210 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:To Woodstock on Channel Hwy. Pelverata Rd to just south of Pelverata. Crosswells Rd to end. (Pelverata Rd from Sandfly is much more winding and narrow).

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2 walks from Pelverata Falls car park

Pelverata Falls walk to lookout at base of falls

Goal:Pelverata Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Follow an old farm track then foot pad. Last section across steep scree slope to Pelverata Falls viewing platform. Return.

References

Di, Di's Walk a Month, Di, Page 2, Number 2012, February 2012 - Pelverata Falls

“The last 15 minutes are steeper and rockier.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, Page 82, Number 35, 32 - Pelverata Falls

“Agile parties can rock hop up to the base of the falls.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 35, Number 6, Pelverata Falls

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“The volume of water is not great, but after rains the flow is excellent”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, Rivendell Books, Page 23, Number 1, 1 - Pelverata Falls

5 hours retrace route
“… the falls are about 80 metres high… After heavy rain it is a most spectacular sight.”

John and Monica Chapman, Short Walks Southern Tasmania, 1st ed., John Chapman, Page 57, Number 17, Pelverata Falls

2 hours retrace route
“The walk involves a 200m climb to reach the lookout”

Raelene and Rod Newell, Thirty-Five Walks to Waterfalls in Tasmania, 1st ed., Raelene and Rod Newell, Page 60, Number 22, Pelverata Falls

3 hours retrace route
“… a 2-3 hour return walk on a good track to a viewing platform.”

Andrew Bain, Walks in Nature - Tasmania, Hardie Grant Travel, Number 18, 18 - Pelverata Falls

“Peaceful walk through eucalypt bushland and rainforest with a noise falls finale.”

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Pelverata Falls - Huonville

“The view from the lookout is very good…”

Michael Horton, Cowirrie, Vimeo, Pelverata Falls 2015-05-23

“Video of Pelverata Falls from the base of the falls.”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 5, Number 2, Pelverata Falls- Feburary 7, 2015

2 hours retrace route
“… climbs along a large rock scree before steeply and briefly decending … to the lookout platform.”

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Slippery Creek Falls View 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:View of Slippery CreekFalls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Follow Pelverata Falls Track to the view of Slippery Falls in the distance. Track then gets much more difficult so turn back if feeling insecure.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, Page 82, Number 35, 32 - Pelverata Falls

“…the walk… follows a narrow trail cut into a steep hillside…”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 35, Number 6, Pelverata Falls

“Slippery Falls on Slippery Creek can be viewed across the gorge.”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, Rivendell Books, Page 23, Number 1, 1 - Pelverata Falls

“There are two forks along the track. Go right at both of these”

John and Monica Chapman, Short Walks Southern Tasmania, 1st ed., John Chapman, Page 57, Number 17, Pelverata Falls

“A view of Slippery Creek Falls soon comes into view on the other side of the valley.”

TasTrails, TasTrails, Page 5, Number 2, Pelverata Falls- Feburary 7, 2015

“… climbs along a large rock scree …”

Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Slippery Falls

“The falls are most easily viewed from the Pelverata Falls track…”

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