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 1,671 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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2017-08-21

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Stringers Cove Parking

Nearest Road:Narrows Rd
Nearest Town:Dover
Locality:South
Latitude:S 43° 20′ 54″
Longitude:E 147° 1′ 58″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Forestry Tasmania
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Strathblane, east on Narrows Rd about 6.5 km (past fish works) to Stringers Cove. Park near head of cove, or earlier if road becomes too rough. Coast track starts south of tidal area.

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3 walks from Stringers 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.

Garretts Bight walk via Scotts Point

Goal:Garretts Bight
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk to Scott Point, then rockhop back south and west along coast to view Garretts Bight. Return same way.

References

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 49, Number 4, 15 - Stringers Cove

retrace route
“... climb over large rocks to reach Garretts Bight, a deep, beautiful bay…”

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Scott Point walk via Garretts Bight Track

Goal:Scott Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Garretts Bight Track uphill to east. Continue east to Scott Point on old 4WD track.

References

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 49, Number 4, 15 - Stringers Cove

retrace route
“The track ends abruptly and only a steep foot track leads down to a small rocky bay.”

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The Pines circuit walk

Goal:The Pines
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:4,500 m
Comment:Track heads inland a little to reach coast. Follow coast east to The Pines. Return by old 4WD 'Garretts Bight Track' back to start.

References

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, ed., Rivendell Books, Page 47, Number 4, 15 - Stringers Cove

3 hours circuit
“The area is repute to be the site of a military base over a hundred years ago”

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