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 2,211 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.


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

Porkys parking

Latest walk

Grassy Wharf walk

Latest change

Finished adding walks from King Island Maritime Trail

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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



Bark Mill parking area

Nearest Road:Tasman Hwy
Nearest Town:Swansea
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 7′ 14″
Longitude:E 148° 4′ 9″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Tap if open
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:At north end of Swansea on the Tasman Highway. Museum has an entrance fee.

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2 walks from Bark Mill parking area

Bark Mill Museum

One-way distance:200 m
Comment:Enter shop area to find museum access.


One-off references or owner clarifications, Bark Mill Tavern & & Bakery Swansea - Museum

“Step back in time to 19th Century Australia”


Swansea Seaside Village 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:Waterloo Point
One-way distance:4,800 m
Comment:Circuit from Bark Mill complex along road to bay then around coast and back through the town


Ingrid Roberts, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, Page 66, Number 10, Swansea Seaside Village

1 hour 30 minutes circuit
“Footpaths, beach, little shade, some street crossings”