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 1,797 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
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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

Muirs Beach car park

Latest walk

Hepbourn Point Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Hepbourn Point Beach

Updated on

2017-10-20

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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Devils Kitchen car park

Nearest Road:Tasmans Arch Rd
Nearest Town:Eaglehawk Neck
Locality:Tasman Peninsula
Latitude:S 43° 2′ 37″
Longitude:E 147° 56′ 59″
Elevation:55 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Parking is at the end of Tasman Arch Road

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5 walks from Devils Kitchen 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.

Devils Kitchen Car Park Lookout

Goal:Devils Kitchen
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:5 m
Return distance:10 m
Comment:The lookout over Devils Kitchen from the car park. There is a short walk to a better view at the north end of the car park.

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 12, Number 2, Devils Kitchen to Waterfall Bay

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Devils Kitchen Lookout

Goal:Devils Kitchen
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:125 m
Return distance:250 m
Comment:A lookout close to the carpark at Devils Kitchen. Start at north end of car park, walking east. Join Tasman Arch Track. Head south to lookout. Return

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 12, Number 2, Devils Kitchen to Waterfall Bay

5 minutes retrace route
“Grade - family”

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Devils Kitchen to Tessellated Pavement Walk

Goal:Tessellated Pavement
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,000 m
Return distance:12,000 m
Comment:Coastal walk from Devils Kitchen north to the Tesselated Pavement.

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 19, Number 9, Devils Kitchen to Tesselated Pavement

2 hours 30 minutes one way pickup
“Grade - easy”

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Devils Kitchen to Waterfall Bay walk

Goal:Waterfall Bay
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,700 m
Return distance:3,400 m
Comment:Clifftop walk from Devils Kitchen car park to car park at Waterfall Bay. Road route is 5km around.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 3, Waterfall Bay track

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 12, Number 2, Devils Kitchen to Waterfall Bay

2 hours retrace route
“Grade - family”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 53, Number 13, Tasman Arch - Waterfall Bluff

“… via the rim of the high sea cliffs”

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 100, Number 17, Devils Kitchen to Waterfall Bluff

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“… a wide, gravellled. Securely fenced path with slight undulations”

blank, 2015, Tastrails, blank, Page 19, Number 2, Waterfall Bay

1 hour retrace route
“… a brilliant one hour return walk…”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 27, Number 3, Waterfall Bay and Tatnells Hill

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“Take care as parts of the trail follow the top of high sea cliffs and are not fenced.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 100, Number 44, 44 - Tasman Arch to Waterfall Bay

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“… much of it runs very close to the coast with fenced lookout spots…”

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Tasman Track Walk

Goal:Fortescue Bay
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:33,000 m
Comment:Coastal walk south from Devils Kitchen to Fortescue Bay

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 59, Number 15, Tasman Arch - Fortescue Bay

12 hours one way pickup
“A long-distance walking track”

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