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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

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Three Sisters Parking

Nearest Road:Penguin Rd
Nearest Town:Ulverstone
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 41° 8′ 12″
Longitude:E 146° 8′ 1″
Elevation:3 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Penguin Rd, turn north over railway line at crossroads just west of Goat Island. Sharp turn right over railway. Parking about 100m.

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3 walks from Three Sisters 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.

Goat Island Walk from Three Sisters car park

Goal:Goat Island
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:1,250 m
Comment:Walk east till opposite Goat Island. Pick way over rocks and around island. Return before tide comes in.

References

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.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1112, Three Sisters 3 Tas

“… narrow strip of high tide sand and cobbles…”

Tania Horne, 2016, Think Tasmania.com, The Old Coast road: a scenic drive - Goat Island

“One can get to the island safely on foot at low tide…”

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

“… known in geological circles as the "West Bank Chaos".”

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

“… resulting from enormous pressure and heat from the thrusting of 2 earth plates.”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Rock and beach walk Between Three Sisters and Penguin

“Not accessible at high tide or in rough conditions.”

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Three Sisters to Penguin along shoreline

Goal:Surf Club Point, Penguin
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:7,500 m
Return distance:15,000 m
Comment:Following shoreline from the Three Sisters car park to Penguin. Some steep rocks block access at high tide so care required.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1106, Watcombe Beach Tas

“… bordered and fringed by extensive rock flats”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1107, Watcombe (e) Beach Tas

“… fronted by 150m wide intertidal rock flats.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1108, Tea Tree Point (w) Tas

“A narrow strip of grass, then the railway and road back the beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1109, Penguin Point €

“… fronted by 100m wide intertidal rock flats which link at low tide to two small rock islets.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1110, Three Sisters 1 Tas

“… fronted by 50m wide rock flats then a sandy bay floor”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1111, Three Sisters 2 Tas

“… between Lodders Point and Goat Island”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 1112, Three Sisters 3 Tas

“… narrow strip of high tide sand and cobbles…”

Tania Horne, 2016, Think Tasmania.com, The Old Coast road: a scenic drive - Three Sisters

“… one often sees cormorants and sea eagles, as well as the thousands of gulls.”

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

“… known in geological circles as the "West Bank Chaos".”

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

“… resulting from enormous pressure and heat from the thrusting of 2 earth plates.”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Rock and beach walk Between Three Sisters and Penguin

“Not accessible at high tide or in rough conditions. Check tides and weather carefully.”

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Three Sisters to Picnic Point walk

Goal:Picnic Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Best at low tide. Pick route along shore rocks then explore Goat Island before continuing on to Picnic Point along the 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

“… known in geological circles as the "West Bank Chaos".”

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

“… resulting from enormous pressure and heat from the thrusting of 2 earth plates.”

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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