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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

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Brickfields Track parking

Nearest Road:Sedgebrook Rd
Nearest Town:Taronga
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 57′ 54″
Longitude:E 147° 20′ 1″
Elevation:140 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Channel Highway turn east into Sedgebrook Rd for about 150m. Turn left into Wootten Drive and park on the left just around the corner, at the start of the track.

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3 walks from Brickfields Track 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.

Alum Cliffs Walk from Taronga north to Taroona

Goal:Taroona Reserve
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk east on track to meet the Alum Cliffs Track. Turn north and walk through to connection with Wandella Street at Taroona for pickup.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 14, Number 1, 1 - Alum Cliffs

“A one-way coastal walk along cliff-tops and foreshore on a well-made track”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 87, Number 43, 43 - Alum Cliffs

“Mostly it follows open eucalypt forested cliff tops…”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Alum Cliffs Track

“There are multipe entrances along the route.”

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Alum Cliffs Walk from Taronga south to Kingston Beach

Goal:Kingston Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk east on track to meet the Alum Cliffs Track. Turn south and walk through to Kingston Beach

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 14, Number 1, 1 - Alum Cliffs

“A one-way coastal walk along cliff-tops and foreshore on a well-made track”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 87, Number 43, 43 - Alum Cliffs

“Mostly it follows open eucalypt forested cliff tops…”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Alum Cliffs Track

“There are multipe entrances along the route.”

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Brickfields walk at Bonnet Hill

Goal:Alum Cliffs Track
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Walk east through former convict probation station and brickfields to lookout on Alum Cliff Track. Return.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Brickfields Track - Bonnet Hill, Kingborough

“There is a lookout on the Alum Cliffs track which can be reached … in less than 10 minutes”

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