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 1,929 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
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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.

What are the latest additions?

Latest car park

Clerk Point car park

Latest walk

Millington Beach walk

Latest change

Updates on Skeleton Point walks at Binalong Bay

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2018-06-04

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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Schouten boat ramp parking

Nearest Road:Gordon St
Nearest Town:Swansea
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 8′ 1″
Longitude:E 148° 4′ 36″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Tasman Highway in Swansea south of Saltwater Creek, turn east into Gordon St. Park at end near boat ramp.

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5 walks from Schouten boat ramp 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.

Maysons Bluff walk from Shouten boat ramp to Coswell Beach car park

Goal:Coswell Beach car park
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,700 m
Return distance:3,400 m
Comment:Follow shoreline from Schouten Boat Ramp south to car park on Coswell Beach Conservation Area.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 81, Number 5, 5 Coswell Beach and Coastal Reserve

“… the hollow knocking sound of the cobbles shifting in the ebb and flow of the water.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 200, Coswell Beach Tas

“It is backed by a narrow vegetated foredune, and then cleared farmland.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 199, Kennedia Beach Tas

“It is backed by tall pine trees and then a growing residential development.”

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Maysons Bluff walk to Shouten boat ramp from Coswell Beach car park

Goal:Schouten Beach boat ramp
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,700 m
Return distance:3,400 m
Comment:Follow shoreline from Coswell Beach Conservation Area car park north to Schouten Boat Ramp

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 81, Number 5, 5 Coswell Beach and Coastal Reserve

“… the hollow knocking sound of the cobbles shifting in the ebb and flow of the water.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 200, Coswell Beach Tas

“It is backed by a narrow vegetated foredune, and then cleared farmland.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 199, Kennedia Beach Tas

“It is backed by tall pine trees and then a growing residential development.”

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Schouten Beach from south to north

Goal:Waterloo Point car park
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:900 m
Return distance:1,800 m
Comment:From Gordon St car park at boat ramp, walk north along beach to Waterloo Point car park

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 80, Number 5, 4 Schouten Beach

“Narrow shore with a strip of shingle above the beach.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 197, Schouten House Beach Tas

“the main swimming and surfing beach at Swansea.”

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Swansea Beach walk from south to north

Goal:South end of Nine Mile Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,200 m
Return distance:6,400 m
Comment:From the Schouten Beach boat ramp, walk north around Waterloo Point then along beaches to south end of Nine Mile Beach. Walk up to car park.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 80, Number 5, 4 Schouten Beach

“Narrow shore with a strip of shingle above the beach.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 197, Schouten House Beach Tas

“the main swimming and surfing beach at Swansea.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 57, Loon.tite.ter.mair.re.le.hoin.er.

“… stunning coastal scenery”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 194, Swansea Caravan Park Tas

“backed by 10m high grassy bluffs above the western end of Nine Mile Beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 195, Jubilee Beach Tas

“… one of Swansea's main beaches… adjacent to the main jetty and boat ramp.”

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 79, Number 5, 3 Waterloo Beach

“Sea grass beds close to the shoreline towards its southern end”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 196, Waterloo Beach Tas

“… often calm with seagrass covering the beach”

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Swansea Boat Ramp Beach walk

Goal:South end of Boat Ramp Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:From the Schouten Beach boat ramp, walk to south end of Boat Ramp Beach, or further on the rocks. Return same way.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 80, Number 5, 4 Schouten Beach

“Narrow shore with a strip of shingle above the beach.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 197, Schouten House Beach Tas

“the main swimming and surfing beach at Swansea.”

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