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 1,675 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

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

Latest update

2017-08-22

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Suicide Point Beach parking

Nearest Road:Gardens Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 10′ 8″
Longitude:E 148° 16′ 52″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From St Helens, cross Bridge over Scotsmans Creek, curve right and then left. Parking on right just ahead of sharp turn right.

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3 walks from Suicide Point 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.

Coffeys Gulch walkSN

Goal:The Gardens car park
Grade:Some steep
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Head east to coastal rocks. Follow coast south, staying clear of private property. Skirt Coffeys Gulch and continue to Suicide Point Beach.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number 4002, Bay of Fires Conservation Area Southern Section

“The road terminates at private land at The Gardens”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 73, Coffeys Gulch Tas

“… protected rock-strewn high tide beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 75, Suicide Point Tas

“… a 250m long east-facing more exposed sandy beach…”

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Suicide Point Beach Access walk

Goal:Suicide Point Beach
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:75 m
Return distance:150 m
Comment:Foot pad down to beach.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number 4002, Bay of Fires Conservation Area Southern Section

“The road terminates at private land at The Gardens”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 75, Suicide Point Tas

“… a 250m long east-facing more exposed sandy beach…”

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Suicide Point circuit walk

Goal:Suicide Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:1,000 m
Comment:Walk south on beach to Scotsmans Creek then out to Suicide Pt before returning to car park.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 75, Suicide Point Tas

“… a 250m long east-facing more exposed sandy beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 76, Suicide Point Tas

“… a 50m long pocket of sand wedged in between the point and the next section of rocky shore…”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number 4002, Bay of Fires Conservation Area Southern Section

“The road terminates at private land at The Gardens”

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