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 1,666 of an estimated 3,000 published day walks 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.

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

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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2017-08-15

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Bridport Granite Point parking

Nearest Road:Bentley St
Nearest Town:Bridport
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 40° 58′ 52″
Longitude:E 147° 23′ 3″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Follow Bentley Street right to the end for parking circle.

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3 walks from Bridport Granite Point parking

Adams Beach access at Bridport

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:Adams Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:From Granite Point car park, walk south 100m, then turn left to follow beach track over dunes to beach. Walk as far as you wanbt. Return same way.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page 2, Number , Adams Beach

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“The beach west of Granite Point”

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Bridport - Adams Beach walk to Little Forester

Goal:Little Forester mouth
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,700 m
Return distance:3,400 m
Comment:Head south from Granite point, then west on Adams Beach track. Follow beach to mouth of Little Forester River, then return.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page 2, Number 2, Adams Beach

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“Walk Adams Beach to the mouth of the Little Forester River.”

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Bridport - Wildflower Reserve walk

Goal:Golf Course entrance
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,200 m
Return distance:4,400 m
Comment:From Granite Point, walk south to Main St by Golf Course entrance, at end of Maxwell St. For a shorter walk, the best flowers are near the north end.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page 2, Number 1, Wildflower Reserve

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“A wonderful array of wildflowers in season”

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