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 2,148 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.


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

Powranna Nature Reserve

Latest walk

Flowers Hill Track

Latest change

Adding references from Day Hikes Tasmania to #11

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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


Michael Horton


Google Maps JavaScript API


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



Walk Distance

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Sloop Reef Cove parking

Nearest Road:Sloop Reef Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 12′ 33″
Longitude:E 148° 16′ 44″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilets:Type uncertain
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive north on Gardens Rd. to Sloop Reef Rd. Left at intersection and park at end of road.

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1 walk from Sloop Reef Cove parking

Sloop Reef Cove walk


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:Sloop Reef Cove
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:75 m
Return distance:150 m
Comment:Walk north down to little cove. Return, or at low tide cross Sloop Lagoon outflow to Taylors Beach.


Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed.,, Page 31, Number 2, 13 - Sloop Reef Cove

“Beautiful little north-facing sandy cove, sandy sea bottom…”

Tasmanian Beaches, T81 Sloop Reef Cove

“Faint trails sometimes led to dead ends but … led to a better formed path through the casuarinas…”