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.

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Jan Horton


Michael Horton


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Saw Back Track parking

Nearest Road:Gordon River Rd
Nearest Town:Strathgordon
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 42° 48′ 49″
Longitude:E 146° 22′ 21″
Elevation:495 m
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:1.4km west of the turnoff to Scotts Peak Dam, park at the old quarry on the left opposite the locked yellow boom gate on the north side. This is immediatedly after Corkscrew Hill.

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1 walk from Saw Back Track parking

Welcome Rock 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:Welcome Rock
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:5,000 m
Return distance:10,000 m
Comment:Walk on old 4WD track past Ibsens peak. Rock is on left just over the saddle. Access is from the far side.


Parks and Wildlife Services Website, 2020, Parks and Wildlife Services Website - Exlore our Parks, P&WS, Adamsfield Access

“The Saw Back Track leaves the Gordon River Road 1.5km west of Frodshams Pass”

John Dawson, 2014, Tassie rambler… not all those who wander, are lost, Adamsfield Track 1 April 2013

“Photos of the Saw Back Track”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart, Fully revised ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 62, Number 25, 25 - Welcome Rock

5 hours retrace route
“The old road is rarely used and is pleasantly overgrown.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 60, Number 24, 24 - Welcome Rock

5 hours retrace route
“The rock can be climbed for a good view down the valley…”

Rockmonkey Adventures, Saw Back range - 18 June 2015

2 hours 20 minutes retrace route
“… I got to Welcome Rodk an hour and ten minutes after having started…”