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 2,146 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

Powranna Nature Reserve

Latest walk

Powranna long walk to north fence

Latest change

Powranna Nature Reserve

Updated on

2020-11-04

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.

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Jan Horton

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Tulampanga car park

Nearest Road:Mersey Hill Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Meander Valley
Latitude:S 41° 32′ 21″
Longitude:E 146° 25′ 50″
Elevation:375 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Between Chudleigh and Mole Creek, on Mersey Hill Rd (either east or west end).

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2 walks from Tulampanga car park

Tulampanga (Alum Cliffs) short walk to sculpture

Goal:Large triangular wooden sculpture
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:From car park a gentle climb to knoll in open grassland in forest. This is the sculpture and is a pleasant place to cut the walk short if required.

References

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 55, Number 17, 17 Alum Cliffs

“… a knoll with a large clearing containing a triangular timber sculpture.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 2019, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 37, Alum Cliffs

50 minutes retrace route
“Along the walk there are sculptures and pieces of outdoor furniture…”

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Page 3, Number 6, Alum Cliffs - July 22, 2014

“… a commissioned timber sculpture along the way.”

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Tulampanga (Alum Cliffs) 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:Tulumpanga Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:800 m
Return distance:1,600 m
Comment:From car park a gentle ascent beside paddocks and then descent to viewing platform. Some seats along the way. Return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 110, Number 49, 49 - Alum Cliffs

45 minutes retrace route
“A short scenic walk along a gently sloping spur to an impressive lookout.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 2019, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 37, Alum Cliffs

50 minutes retrace route
“The track winds through forest before suddenly reaching a set of cliffs 200m above the Mersey River.”

2014, Cowirrie Commentary, Cowirrie, Number 4, Walking to Tulampanga Alum Cliffs

45 minutes retrace route
“The track is gravel with wooden steps and edging.”

Sheffield Visitor Information Centre, Sheffield Tasmania, Sheffield Visitor Information Centre, http://sheffieldtasmania.com.au/natureWalks.html

50 minutes retrace route
“Generally dry underfoot and has some gentle uphill sections.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 113, Number 34, Alum Cliffs

1 hour retrace route
“Gorge rim view”

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Page 3, Number 6, Alum Cliffs - July 22, 2014

45 minutes retrace route
“… a lookout platform perched on the cliffs…”

Brenda Bourne, Mole Creek and Chudleigh, Website, Alum Cliffs/Tulampanga Gorge Lookout Walk

50 minutes retrace route
“… a forest lookout perched high above the Mersey River…”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, Meander Valley Council, Number 30, Soulevement - Triangulaire, Point de Vue (2)

“… refers to the geological contect, to lift upwards, the space between the 'form' and the earth.”

Collect from Deloraine Information Centre, Emu Bay Rd., Sculptures of the Great Western Tiers - Kooparoona Niara, Meander Valley Council, Number 33, Welcome Chair

“… give visitors a place to rest in a spectacular setting.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 110, Number 49, 49 - Alum Cliffs

1 hour retrace route
“… a rock promontary out at the end of the spur, with views down into the gorge far below.”

John and Monica Chapman, 2019, Short Walks Northern Tasmania, John Chapman, Page 55, Number 17, 17 Alum Cliffs

45 minutes retrace route
“A good gravel track leads to the two-tiered lookout … good views of the cliffs below…”

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