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.

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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 & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks & Wildlife Service Website - Explore our Parks, P&WS, Adamsfield Access

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

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…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, More Family Walks around Hobart, Fully revised ed., Hillside Publishing, 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, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, Page 60, Number 24, 24 - Welcome Rock

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