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 1,966 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

Trowutta Arch parking

Latest walk

Trowutta Arch beyond the viewing platform

Latest change

Trowutta Arch

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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 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


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



Walk Distance

Tags Publications



Whalers Lookout parking

Nearest Road:Foster St
Nearest Town:Bicheno
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 52′ 30″
Longitude:E 148° 18′ 24″
Elevation:20 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Park in Foster St, just east of Fraser St, near the walk entrance to Whalers Lookout

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1 walk from Whalers Lookout parking

Whalers Lookout 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:Whalers Lookout summit
Grade:Some steep
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:Track leads to circuit walk up Whalers Lookout and down the other side before rejoining base track again.


Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 159, Number 48, Bicheno Coast

“Granite coast, hills and beaches”

Andrew Harvey & Anna Wu, 2017, Beyond tracks, Beyond Tracks, Whalers Lookout

20 minutes
“63m climb to top.”