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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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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Coswell Beach Conservation Area parking

Nearest Road:Old Spring Bay Rd
Nearest Town:Swansea
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 8′ 42″
Longitude:E 148° 4′ 42″
Elevation:5 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:From Tasman Hwy on southern fringe of Swansea, turn east into Francis St, south into Old Spring Bay Rd to the end.

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4 walks from Coswell Beach Conservation Area 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.

Coswell Beach access walk

Goal:Coswell Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:From car park it is a short walk down to the beach

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 81, Number 5, 5 Coswell Beach and Coastal Reserve

“Not really a swimming beach. A 400m long cobble beach.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 200, Coswell Beach Tas

“It is backed by a narrow vegetated foredune, and then cleared farmland.”

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Coswell Beach walk to Stony River

Goal:Stony River
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:900 m
Return distance:1,800 m
Comment:Walk to beach then south to mouth of Stony River. Return.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 81, Number 5, 5 Coswell Beach and Coastal Reserve

“… the hollow knocking sound of the cobbles shifting in the ebb and flow of the water.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 200, Coswell Beach Tas

“It is backed by a narrow vegetated foredune, and then cleared farmland.”

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Cowrie Beach walk

Goal:Cowrie Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk south on beach, cross Stony River outlet. Continue along Piedmont Beach and round Piedmont Pt to south end of Cowrie Beach. Inland is private.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 81, Number 5, 5 Coswell Beach and Coastal Reserve

“… the hollow knocking sound of the cobbles shifting in the ebb and flow of the water.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 200, Coswell Beach Tas

“It is backed by a narrow vegetated foredune, and then cleared farmland.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 202, Piedmont Beach TAS

“Commences at the rock-strewn mouth of the Stony River”

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 81, Number 5, 5 Coswell Beach and Coastal Reserve

“Walk south to the next two small beaches which are not publicly accessible by road”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 203, Cowrie Beach Tas

“Is is backed by … cleared farmland, with no formal public access”

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Piermont Point walk

Goal:Piermont Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,650 m
Return distance:3,300 m
Comment:Walk south on beach, cross Stony River outlet. Continue along Piedmont Beach and round point on rocks to high point. Return. (Note inland is private)

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 81, Number 5, 5 Coswell Beach and Coastal Reserve

“… the hollow knocking sound of the cobbles shifting in the ebb and flow of the water.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 200, Coswell Beach Tas

“It is backed by a narrow vegetated foredune, and then cleared farmland.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 202, Piedmont Beach TAS

“Commences at the rock-strewn mouth of the Stony River”

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 81, Number 5, 5 Coswell Beach and Coastal Reserve

“Walk south to the next two small beaches which are not publicly accessible by road”

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