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

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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Short Beach parking

Nearest Road:Marieville Esplanade
Nearest Town:Hobart
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 53′ 41″
Longitude:E 147° 20′ 0″
Elevation:3 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Sandy Bay Rd, turn east into Queen St. At shore, turn left and park in Marieville Esplanade (free, but time limited)

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2 walks from Short Beach 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.

Battery Point Sculpture Trail - Short Beach to Salamanca

Goal:Salamanca
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Cross Creek and climb Napoleon Ave. Follow round Marine Tce, Clarke Ave and Castra Esplanade to Salamanca Place.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Battery Point Sculpture trail

“… an easy stroll linking nine large numerical sculptures…”

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Margate Rivulet walk upstream

Goal:Brook Lane end of walking track
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,100 m
Return distance:4,200 m
Comment:Follow Rivulet track upstream, ignoring side access tracks. Last section is away from rivulet heading south.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Margate Rivulet Track

“Margate Rivulet Track can also be accessed from Day Springs Drive and Rollins Rd.”

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