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 1,626 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
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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.

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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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2017-06-21

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Trousers Point parking

Nearest Road:Trousers Point Rd
Nearest Town:Whitemark
Locality:Flinders Island
Latitude:S 40° 13′ 36″
Longitude:E 148° 1′ 58″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Type uncertain
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:South on Trousers Point Rd to junction. With Big River Rd. Turn west here, staying on Trousers Pt Rd through to campground

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6 walks from Trousers Point 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.

Fotheringate Bay Walk from Trousers Point

Goal:Fotheringate Bay
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,900 m
Comment:Follow track west and then north to Fotheringate Bay. Either return along the road, or repeat the coastal track.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 46, Trousers Point

1 hour 30 minutes circuit
“Unusual rock formations, views to off-shore islands and two beautiful beaches”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Trousers Point

circuit
“… accesses Fotheringate Bay.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Trousers Point

retrace route
“Walk down to Trousers point and return”

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Trousers Point Beach Access

Goal:Trousers Point Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:120 m
Return distance:240 m
Comment:Walk back road and then take track to beach. Return same way or over the rocks to car park.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Trousers Point

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Trousers Point Beach Walk

Goal:South End Trousers Point Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk around beach to southern end, then return same way.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Beach Walks

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Trousers Point Rocks Walk

Goal:Coast
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Track from campground through bush to coastal rocks. Return, or rockhop back through little bays..

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Trousers Point

retrace route
“A short marked walking track starts at Trousers Point camping ground… on the coast.”

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Trousers Point to Big River Cove Walk

Goal:Big River Cove
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:10,000 m
Return distance:20,000 m
Comment:Follow coast (beach, rocks or bush) round to Big River Cove for pick up or to continue next stage.

References

Doreen H. Lovegrove and Steve Summers, 2001, A Walking Guide to Flinders Island and Cape Barren Island, 3rd ed., Flinders Council, PO Box 40, Whitemark, Tas 7255, Page 23, Number 5, Southern Flinders Island

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Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Beach Walks

one way pickup
“An extended coastal walk…”

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Trousers Point Walk

Goal:Trousers Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Follow track north along coast. Continue on rocks after track turns east for Fotheringate Bay.Continue out to point. Return same way.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number , Trousers Point

retrace route
“Walk down to Trousers point and return”

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