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

Maps

Google Maps JavaScript API

Components

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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Ashbourne Grove Parking

Nearest Road:Ashbourne Grove
Nearest Town:West Moonah
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 50′ 52″
Longitude:E 147° 16′ 42″
Elevation:160 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Education Department
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Brooker Hwy, west into Derwent Park Rd. Continue on Springfield Ave. Right into Fourth Ave, left into Second Ave, right into Ashbourne Ave, park near school entrance (between No. 24 and No. 20)

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1 walk from Ashbourne Grove Parking

Jim Bacon Recreation Walk

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:End of the bush area
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:Walk into school parking area. Path is on the left starting at the end of the sealed area. Please stayon the path. Turn back at the end of the bush.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Jim Bacon Recreation Walk

“… contains a high proportion of threatened plands and habitat for the threatened Swift Parrot.”

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