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 2,005 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

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

Morgan Rd parking

Latest walk

Hilltop Loop Track

Latest change

Thanks for added info on Tasmanian Bushland Garden near Buckland.

Updated on

2019-06-15

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 guides 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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Three Thumbs picnic area parking

Nearest Road:Three Thumbs Rd
Nearest Town:Orford
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 36′ 34″
Longitude:E 147° 52′ 55″
Elevation:419 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Weilangta Rd, drive to the end of Three Thumbs Rd. Walk back 250m to track start.

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1 walk from Three Thumbs picnic area parking

Three Thumbs Lookout

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:Lookout
Grade:Flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:10 m
Comment:For those not able to tackle a walk to the top, the view from the lookout at the car park is good too and a pleasant place to wait for the walkers.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 86, Number 14, The Three Thumbs

1 minute no walking
“…expansive coastal views…”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 179, Number 54, Three Thumbs

“Coastal views”

Tania Horne, 2016, Think Tasmania.com, Thumbs Lookout - easy as one, two, three - Jun 25, 2014

1 minute no walking
“The views … are magnificent.”

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Southern Tasmania, 1st ed., John Chapman, Page 36, Number 9, Three Thumbs

“Picnic table and shelter, but no toilet. Suitable for wheelchairs”

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Three Thumbs Track 24Jun13

“It isn't often that one of the best views from a hike is before you begin…”

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