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 1,796 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

Muirs Beach car park

Latest walk

Campbells Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Campbells Beach

Updated on

2017-10-19

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

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Formby Rd car parking

Nearest Road:Formby Rd
Nearest Town:Devonport
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 41° 10′ 45″
Longitude:E 146° 21′ 47″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parking fee
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Unknown
Shelter:Nearby
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:On street and commercial parking available in the area.

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3 walks from Formby Rd car 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.

Devonport Foreshore Walk

Goal:Devonport Swimming Pool car park by Don River
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:6,000 m
Return distance:12,000 m
Comment:Dual use track from Victoria Rd ferry jetty and follows the coast track north, then west to Don Junction, then south to Aquatic Centre car park.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 72, Number 30, Devonport Foreshore

“An extensive and very scenic foreshore walk”

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Ferry Pontoon East to Horsehead Park

Goal:Horse Head Creek Park
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,750 m
Return distance:5,500 m
Comment:Walk south on Cycle Path, following signs and crossing several roads to get under Highway Bridge and past the port, then returns to River Bank.

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Mersey Bluff Walk

Goal:Mersey Bluff LighthouseLighthouse
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Dual use track from Formby Rd ferry jetty round the coast to Mersey Bluff lighthouse.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 72, Number 30, Devonport Foreshore

“… Mersey Bluff with its climb to the lighthouse.”

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