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 2,150 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.

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

Billy Brown Falls 2WD parking

Latest walk

Billy Brown Falls Wallk from 2WD car park

Latest change

Cross-checking walk times and distances.

Updated on

2021-04-12

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.

Data Entry

Jan Horton

Programming

Michael Horton

Maps

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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Woodvine car parking

Nearest Road:White Hill Rd
Nearest Town:Sorell
Locality:East
Latitude:S 42° 47′ 23″
Longitude:E 147° 42′ 52″
Elevation:210 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Comment:Arthur Hwy to Forcett. Delmore Rd then White Hill Rd to reserve.

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3 walks from Woodvine car parking

Mother Brown's Bonnet walk

Goal:Mother Brown's Bonnett summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:From homestead continue east on old farm track. Take side track to right to curve back up the hill to summit. Return same way.

References

Peter Franklin, Bushwalks - Descriptions of various bushwalks, mainly in Tasmania, Mother Brown's Bonnet 24 Jun 2010

“… at the turn-off point for the ascent… we took the right hand leading old but faint vehicle track..”

Denis, Hiking South East Tasmania, Mother Brown's Bonnet 9th May 2011

2 hours circuit retrace
“…2.5km, turn and start the ascent on another old track”

Jack Pindell, Ramblings: Unofficial posts of U3A Kingborough Bushwalkers, Kingborough Bushwalkers, Mother Brown's Bonnet via Woodvine Nature Reserve 2 Oct 2012

3 hours 50 minutes retrace route
“The walk leaves the farm and crosses the remains of a paddock to enter open forest.”

Peter Franklin, Bushwalk Track Notes, Page 6, Number 2010, Mother Brown's Bonnett Jun 25th, 2010

55 hours 50 minutes retrace route
“The route marked by tape is rocker, has more scrubby bits and is steeper (than old track)”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Mother Brown's Bonnett Nov 2017

“There is no track or pad… you need to look for flagging tape to find the route…”

Wildcare, Wildcare Tasmania, Wildcare Friends of Woodvine

“Please use the brushdown station at the gate to clean footware before entering the Reserve”

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Woodvine Homestead Exploration

Goal:House paddock
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:Explore in House Paddock around old farm buildings. No specific track.

References

Denis, Hiking South East Tasmania, Mother Brown's Bonnet 9th May 2011

“The homestead area is interesting in itself with old buildings and machinery to look at.”

Wildcare, Wildcare Tasmania, Wildcare Friends of Woodvine

“Please use the brushdown station at the gate to clean footware before entering the Reserve”

Geoff Richie, On the Convict Trail, Geoff Richie, Woodvine Farm 27 Oct 2013

“The site includes a small c1862 slab house… grave site. C1890 cottage, blacksmith shed, outhouse… ol”

Ingrid Roberts, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, Page 170, Number 31, Woodvine Reserve

“… inspect the historic farm buildings and other remaining artefacts around the House Padddock…”

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Woodvine Reserve 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:Woodvine boundary
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:From homestead continue east on old farm track to reserve boundary. Return by same route.

References

Denis, Hiking South East Tasmania, Mother Brown's Bonnet 9th May 2011

“… from the homestead on an old vehicle track wich went for 2.5km”

Wildcare, Wildcare Tasmania, Wildcare Friends of Woodvine

“Please use the brushdown station at the gate to clean footware before entering the Reserve”

Ingrid Roberts, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, Page 170, Number 31, Woodvine Reserve

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“… an old sandy overgrown farm track…”

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