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 1,900 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

Mayfield Beach parking

Latest walk

Mayfield Point walk from north end of Mayfield Beach

Latest change

Updating Dooleys Track on the Wilmot River

Updated on

2018-01-17

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

Programming

Michael Horton

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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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N.R.Pierce Reserve parking

Nearest Road:Collinsvale Rd
Nearest Town:Berriedale
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 49′ 55″
Longitude:E 147° 12′ 39″
Elevation:410 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Berriedale, Berriedale Rd west, then Collinsvale Rd. 3.5km, park near hairpin turn (start of Zig Zag Fire Trail)

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2 walks from N.R.Pierce Reserve parking

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.

Goat Hill walk

Goal:Summit of Goat Hills
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk up the Zig Zag Fire trail to ridge, then Ridge track to summit (with towers). Return.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, N.R. Pierce Reserve - Goat Hills

“Walking … is on exisiting fire trails which connect through to Wellington Park.”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Zig Zag Track Collinsvale

“A steady climb up a fire trail that zig zags… under power lines into the Goat Hills…”

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Zig Zag Track at Goat Hills

Goal:Top of zig zag
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,600 m
Return distance:3,200 m
Comment:Walk up the fire trail to the end of the zigzag, at track junction. Return same way.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Zig Zag Track Collinsvale

“A steady climb up a fire trail that zig zags… under power lines into the Goat Hills…”

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