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 1,666 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

2017-08-15

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Coningham Cave car park

Nearest Road:Coningham Rd
Nearest Town:Coningham
Locality:South
Latitude:S 43° 5′ 15″
Longitude:E 147° 18′ 1″
Elevation:35 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive to end of Coningham Rd. Need a map to find way to car park just above cave.

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2 walks from Coningham Cave 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.

Coningham Cave walk

Goal:Coningham Cave
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Walk down path to cave. Return same way.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 74, Number 31, 31 - Conningham Cliff-Top Walk

retrace route
“This well-appointed cave offers shelter, seasonal water, and a hole in the roof for smoke…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Snug Point

retrace route
“From the carpark, follow the track north and in two minutes emerge on the shoreline at the cave.”

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Legacy Beach clifftop walk from Cave

Goal:Legacy Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk on north past cave and around clifftop trap to Legacy Beach. Return

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 74, Number 31, 31 - Conningham Cliff-Top Walk

45 minutes retrace route
“This well-appointed cave offers shelter, seasonal water, and a hole in the roof for smoke…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Snug Point

40 minutes retrace route
“From the carpark, follow the track north and in two minutes emerge on the shoreline at the cave.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 481, Legacy Beach Tas

“The 300m long beach is backed by moderately steep wooded slopes…”

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