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

Warning added to Mt Stronach access from north - there is NO access from Williams Rd. Only access via right of way off Buckneys Rd.

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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



Taytitikithika (Drys Bluff) parking

Nearest Road:Gulf Rd
Nearest Town:Longford
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 40′ 43″
Longitude:E 146° 49′ 36″
Elevation:300 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Bush Heritage
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Liffey, drive west over Liffey River on Gulf Road. 1.5km from bridge, car park labelled 'Oura-Oura' and 'Trespassers Welcome - day use encouraged'.

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1 walk from Taytitikithika (Drys Bluff) parking

Taytitikithika walk from Liffey River


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:Taytitikithika (Drys Bluff) summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Walk in down driveway past white weatherboard house and cross bridge over creek to reach path. Uphill all the way to top (1000m up). Return same way.


website, Bushwalk Australia, Dry's Bluff

7 hours retrace route
“… the highest peak of the Great Western Tiers.”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, Page 60, Number 27, 27 - Drys Bluff

6 hours retrace route
“A steep pad rises to the right with a safety rope in place.”

Stephen Greig, Updates from Stephen G, Updates forwarded to Cowirrie, Drys Bluff

“Fee-nil. Road sealed from east. Some unsealed road from Liffey Falls. Day use encouraged.”

Rockmonkey Adventures, Drys Bluff (Taytitikithika) 29 December 2013

7 hours 38 minutes retrace route
“… decent climb, lovely profile from below, and significance…”