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 1,533 of an estimated 3,000 published day walks 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.

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

Latest update

2017-03-24

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Coal Mines Interpretation Centre car park

Nearest Road:Coal Mine Rd
Nearest Town:Nubeena
Locality:Tasman Peninsula
Latitude:S 42° 59′ 17″
Longitude:E 147° 42′ 53″
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Type uncertain
Shelter:Shelter

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2 walks from Coal Mines Interpretation Centre car park

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.

Coal Mines 3km circuit walk

Goal:Air shaft
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:First head to Main Shaft, then Air Shaft, back to Main Shaft. Follow circuit track of site with side trip to Plunkett Point quarry.

References

blank, 2015, Tastrails, ed., blank, Page 18, Number 2, Convict Coal Mine Circuit

2 hours circuit
“… the site is now reduced to a rich framework of ruins.”

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Coal Mines Historic Circuit Walk

Goal:Coal Mines Ruins
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,000 m

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 2, Coal Mines Historic Site

2 hours no defined route
“Ruins that include the penitentiary, underground cells and mine shaft”

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