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 1,933 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

Meadstone Falls parking (bridge out)

Latest walk

Weld Angel Falls walk

Latest change

Update on Westmorland Falls

Updated on

2018-07-16

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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Stapleton Beach parking

Nearest Road:Rheban Rd
Nearest Town:Orford
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 35′ 14″
Longitude:E 147° 54′ 54″
Elevation:50 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 south end of Prosser River Bridge, head south on Charles St which becomes Rheban Rd. Continue through village of Spring Beach. Pass Hood St. Parking is on east side just before Mercury Place.

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4 walks from Stapleton 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.

Stapleton Beach Access

Goal:Access to Stapleton Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Walk south on track from parking area to find beach access with steps down cliff or furtehr south where it is less steep

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 92, Number 5, 19 Stapleton Beach

“Beach is signposted … where there's a small space to pull off the road… small track with steps down”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 269, Stapleton Beach Tas

“The 400m long beach faces east … bedrock slopes decrease to southern end … small Dead Horse Creek..”

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Stapleton Beach to Raspins Beach Walk, Orford

Goal:North end Raspins Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:8,000 m
Return distance:16,000 m
Comment:From parking above Stapletons Beach, walk north around top of cliffs to meet coast track near Spring Beach. Follow north to north end of Raspins Beach

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 164, Number 50, Orford - Maria View

“Coastal cliffs and beaches”

One-off references, Orford Coast Walk

“All on the coast with specky views”

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Stapleton Beach walk south on cobbles

Goal:Towards South East Corner
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,250 m
Return distance:2,500 m
Comment:Walk south along beach and then (when tide is low) along cobblesalong base of headland. Take care as steep slope under water.

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 92, Number 5, 19 Stapleton Beach

“… at high tide the water covers most of the shore.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 269, Stapleton Beach Tas

“At the southern end the small Dead Horse Creek crosses the beach.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 270, Stapleton Beach Tas

“Step slopes rise to the north, with wooded slopes…”

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Stapleton Beach walk to both ends

Goal:Dead Horse Creek
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:1,750 m
Comment:Walk south on track from parking area to find beach access further south. Walk to ends of beach north and south. Return.

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 92, Number 5, 19 Stapleton Beach

“… at high tide the water covers most of the shore.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 269, Stapleton Beach Tas

“At the southern end the small Dead Horse Creek crosses the beach.”

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