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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Derwent Entertainment Centre Parking

Nearest Road:Brooker Highway
Nearest Town:Hobart
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 49′ 29″
Longitude:E 147° 16′ 51″
Elevation:5 m
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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2 walks from Derwent Entertainment Centre 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.

Montrose Foreshore Walk

Goal:Foreshore Rd
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Park near DEC or at Wilkinsons Point if that is available. Follow foreshore path west. Return

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 210, Number 40, Montrose to Mona

retrace route
“… an interesting boardwalk across the shallow waters' edge of Elwick Bay.”

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Montrose to Mona Walk

Goal:Mona
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,100 m
Return distance:8,200 m
Comment:Follow foreshore path as far as possible then biketrack/path to Mona. Return.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 210, Number 40, Montrose to Mona

3 hours retrace route
“… walk is suitable for children, only parents can decide whether ... museum is likely to benefit…”

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