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

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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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2017-08-15

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Maurouard Beach North parking

Nearest Road:Beerbarrel Beach Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 17′ 4″
Longitude:E 148° 20′ 59″
Elevation:20 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:At Burns Bay, take unsealed road east. At T junction, turn right. Veer left at next intersection. Parking at end of road.

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2 walks from Maurouard Beach North 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.

Maurouard Beach northern access

Goal:Northern end of Maurouard Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Follow footpad down to the beach. Return up the same way, keeping to the trail please.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 103, Maurouard Beach Tas

“… curves to the southeast then south in lee of St Helens Island for 8.5km…”

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Maurouard Beach walk north to south

Goal:Dianas Basin outlet
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:12,000 m
Return distance:24,000 m
Comment:Walk south along beach past Peron Dunes, then take clifftop track above Onions Beaches . Beach walk on Dianas Beach to the Basin outflow car park.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 103, Maurouard Beach Tas

“… curves to the southeast then south in lee of St Helens Island for 8.5km…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 109, Dianas Beach (n) TAS

“… extends south of the rocks for 650m to the usually blocked mouth of Dianas Basin…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 104, Onion Creek (n) TAS

“… 200m long pocket of sand…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 105, Onion Creek TAS

“… a 250m long beach formed at the mouth of a small valley, with Onion Creek breaking out…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 106, Onion Creek (s1) TAS

“.. A 150m long sandy beach backed by a finger of bedrock which protrudes across the beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 107, Onion Creek (s2) TAS

“… 70m long pocket of sand bordered and backed by rocks together with large rock outcrops…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 108, Onion Creek (s3) TAS

“… extends the final 100m to the southern rocks…”

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