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 1,928 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

One Tree Point parking

Latest walk

Raspins Beach walk

Latest change

Corrections to Sculpture Trail

Updated on

2018-04-20

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

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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

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De Gillern Beach parking

Nearest Road:Tasman Hwy
Nearest Town:Swansea
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 13′ 53″
Longitude:E 148° 1′ 15″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Wide side-of-road parking at southern end of De Gillern Beach, on east side of highway. There is another parking area near the road bend to the south.

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4 walks from De Gillern 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.

De Gillern Beach Access

Goal:De Gillern Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Beach access track is from the south of the parking area, at the southern end of the beach.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 216, De Gillern Beach Tas

“It is bordered by steeply rising slopes”

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De Gillern Beach to Mayfield North Beach

Goal:Mayfield North Beach parking
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:Walk to beach then south around rocks to Mayfield North Beach. Track up to car starts near creek outlet.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 218, Mayfield Bay(n1)

“The highway runs around the rear of the beach, with access down the slopes to the shore.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 217, Mayfield Bay(n2)

“… located on a rocky point… backed by 30m high eroding bluffs…”

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De Gillern Beach Walk

Goal:De Gillern Beach northern end
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:350 m
Return distance:700 m
Comment:Walk to northern end of beach and return

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 216, De Gillern Beach Tas

“It is bordered by steeply rising slopes”

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Probation Point walk from south to north

Goal:Tirzah Beach car park
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:700 m
Return distance:1,400 m
Comment:Walk north to end of De Gillern Beach then through coastal reserve around rocks to car park for Tirzah Beach.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 215, Tirzah Beach Tas

“The small steep Constable Creek drains across the southern boundary…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 216, De Gillern Beach Tas

“It is bordered by steeply rising slopes”

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