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.

Data Entry

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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Gardens Cove parking

Nearest Road:Gardens Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 10′ 52″
Longitude:E 148° 16′ 17″
Elevation:3 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive north from St Helens to Big Lagoon. Continue north 100m on unsealed road instead of crossing bridge over lagoon. Park near lagoon outlet.

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4 walks from Gardens Cove 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.

Big Lagoon Circuit walk at Binalong Bay

Goal:Duck Creek entry into Big Lagoon
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:5,000 m
Comment:Cross bridge and turn left on far side. Follow track around lagoon and back to car park.

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 33, Number 2, 16 - Big Lagoon

“… the track runs all the way round the lagoon…”

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Gardens Cove walk

Goal:North end of Gardens Cove
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Walk north to end of beach and return. Bar is usually closed, but take care in stormy weather.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 79, Taylors Beach (n) Tas

“… extends 450 me between the boundary rocks and the usually closed mouth of Big Lagoon.”

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 32, Number 2, 15 - Gardens Cove

“Small sandy cove surrounded by smooth red and orange boulders”

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Gardens walk from Big Lagoon Outlet

Goal:The Gardens car park
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk north along the coast from Big Lagoon outlet. Mainly on rocky foreshore with a few small beaches.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 79, Taylors Beach (n) Tas

“… extends 450 me between the boundary rocks and the usually closed mouth of Big Lagoon.”

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 32, Number 2, 15 - Gardens Cove

“Small sandy cover surrounded by smooth red and orange boulders”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 75, Suicide Point Tas

“… a 250m long east-facing more exposed sandy beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 73, Coffeys Gulch Tas

“… protected rock-strewn high tide beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 76, Suicide Point Tas

“… a 50m long pocket of sand wedged in between the point and the next section of rocky shore…”

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Taylors Beach walk from north to south

Goal:Sloop Lagoon outflow
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk north on beach to Big Lagoon outlet for pickup at the car park there.

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 32, Number 2, 14 - Taylors Beach

“White sand, 3km lengh of ocean beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 80, Taylors Beach Tas

“… between the two usually blocked inlets of Big and Sloop lagoons.”

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