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
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

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.

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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Richmond Town Hall parking

Nearest Road:Forth St
Nearest Town:Richmond
Locality:Midlands
Latitude:S 42° 44′ 10″
Longitude:E 147° 26′ 18″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Parking in area behind the Town Hall, near public toilets

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2 walks from Richmond Town Hall 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.

Coal River walk to Richmond Bridge

Goal:Richmond Bridge
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Follow around Police Station to stone steps down to river bank. Walk to bridge and return.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 30, Number 4, Richmond

“Head down behind the gaol to the banks of the Coal River to see the ... Bridge from the distance.”

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 148, Number 26, Historic Richmond

“…a small wooden platform jutting into the river, a favourite spot for weddings.”

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Richmond Gaol Visit

Goal:Gaol entrance
Grade:Flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:250 m
Comment:Explore Richmond Gaol (entrance fee). There are various spaces to investigate

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 148, Number 26, Historic Richmond

“It was constructed in 1825 and is well worth a visit.”

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