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

Programming

Michael Horton

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Google Maps JavaScript API

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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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Deep Creek parking

Nearest Road:Deep Creek Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 40° 58′ 11″
Longitude:E 148° 18′ 43″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Bore water
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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4 walks from Deep Creek 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.

Broad Creek Lagoon beach walk

Goal:Lagoon on Purdon Beach
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,800 m
Return distance:3,600 m
Comment:Walk north on beach to reach the lagoon. Return same way.

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 20, Number 1, Purdon Bay Beach

“Dazzling white sands and striking offshore rock formations…”

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Deep Creek beach access

Goal:Beach at mouth of Deep Creek
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:150 m
Return distance:300 m
Comment:Follow river bank down to where it is shallow enough to paddle across to beach. Return same way.

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 19, Number 1, Deep Creek Cove area

“Entrancing spot…”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Mt William National Park Activities

“At the southern end of the park…”

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Deep Creek beach walk to Stumpy 4

Goal:Stumpy 4 parking area
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:14,000 m
Return distance:28,000 m
Comment:Walk north along Purdon Bay, Cod Bay and round Boulder Point to Stumpys 4 parking area for pick up.

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 20, Number 1, Purdon Bay Beach

“… accessible only by foot…”

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Purdon Point beach walk

Goal:Purdon Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,600 m
Return distance:7,200 m
Comment:Walk north along beach past lagoon to the rocky end of the beach and on to the point

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 20, Number 1, Purdon Bay Beach

“… sandy shoreline, 2.5 km long… accessible only by foot…”

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