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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Picnic Point parking at Ulverstone

Nearest Road:Picnic Point Rd
Nearest Town:Ulverstone
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 41° 8′ 35″
Longitude:E 146° 9′ 40″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:East off Queen St near Apex Caravan Park. Turn left over railway, then past caravan Park veer right for day parking.

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3 walks from Picnic Point parking at Ulverstone

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.

Goat Island walk from Picnic Point

Goal:Goat Island
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Only accessible at low tide. Walk west to explore Goat Island and return scrambling over the wide variety of rocks.

References

Peter S. Manchester, 2010, Created From Chaos - a geological trail of 100 sites in Tasmania, 1 ed., Peter S. Manchester, Page 205, … Goat Island

“… a rock boundary collision of gigantic proportions”

Jesse Aherne, 2016, Rotary Club of Devonport South East - pamphlet, Rotary Club of Devonport South East, Number 4, Goat Island

“520 million year old stretched pebble conglomerate…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1114, Picnic Point (w) Tas

“… a cobble high tide beach, containing rock outcrops and intertidal rock flats”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1113, Goat Island Tas

“Goat Island is a 23m high 1 ha islet tied to the shoreline by 100m wide intertidal rock flats.”

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Picnic Point Beach west end access

Goal:Picnic Point Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Track directly down to beach from day parking area. Return same way.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1115, Picnic Point (e) Tas

“Beach from Picnic Point to River Leven”

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Seagull Islet walk

Goal:Seagull Islet
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:At low tide, in calm conditions, walk out to Seagull Islet. Or just explore rocks closer to shore. Don't get cut off by tide or waves.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Seagull Islet

“Depending on tide, walk out on rocks to islet.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1115, Picnic Point (e) Tas

“Beach from Picnic Point to River Leven”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1114, Picnic Point (w) Tas

“Beach from Goat Island to Picnic Point”

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