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
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

Clerk Point car park

Latest walk

Millington Beach walk

Latest change

Updates on Skeleton Point walks at Binalong Bay

Updated on

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.

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

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Kelvedon Beach car park

Nearest Road:Tasman Hwy
Nearest Town:Swansea
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 12′ 9″
Longitude:E 148° 2′ 38″
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:Off-road parking is on east side of Tasman Hwy, 11km south of Swansea and about 300m south of the Kelvedon homestead entrance on the other side of the road.

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4 walks from Kelvedon Beach car park

Bulwarks from Kelvedon Beach to Spiky Beach

Goal:Spiky Beach parking area
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Walk north along beach, over Dwarf point and along next beach. Follow above The Bulwarks to Shelley Point and then beaches to track up to car park.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 209, Kelvedon Beach Tas

“Two smaller streams and Kelvedon Creek back the beach.”

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 82, Number 5, 8 Kelvedon Beach

“Rocky headland to explore to the north”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 208, Dwarf Point Tas

“.. The sloping 50m wide Dwarf Point”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 206, Spiky Beach Tas

“A short walking track leads from the carpark to the beach”

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 82, Number 5, 7 Spikey Beaches

“Three sandy coves interspersed with rocky outcrops on the shore and in the water…”

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Dwarf Point walk north on Kelvedon Beach

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.

Goal:Dwarf Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,700 m
Return distance:3,400 m
Comment:Walk north to end of beach to visit Dwarf Point. There is anotehr little beach beyond it for those who wish to explore. Return same way

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 209, Kelvedon Beach Tas

“Two smaller streams and Kelvedon Creek back the beach.”

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 82, Number 5, 8 Kelvedon Beach

“Curving golden sandy shoreline, 2km long…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 208, Dwarf Point Tas

“.. The sloping 50m wide Dwarf Point”

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Kelvedon Beach Access

Goal:Kelvedon Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:40 m
Return distance:80 m
Comment:There is a short track to the beach from the car park.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 209, Kelvedon Beach Tas

“Kelvedon Beach extends southwest from Dwarf Point for 2km…”

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 82, Number 5, 8 Kelvedon Beach

“Curving golden sandy shoreline, 2km long…”

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Shelley Point walk south on Kelvedon Beach

Goal:Shelley Point
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Walk south from car park along to end of beach. Return

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 209, Kelvedon Beach Tas

“Kelvedon Beach extends southwest from Dwarf Point for 2km…”

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 82, Number 5, 8 Kelvedon Beach

“Curving golden sandy shoreline, 2km long…”

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