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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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

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Cockle Creek car park at Adams Point

Nearest Road:Cockle Creek Rd
Nearest Town:Ida Bay
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 43° 34′ 43″
Longitude:E 146° 54′ 3″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive south on the Huon Highway and to the end of the road at Cockle Creek. Cross Bridge and continue NE to parking end of road by private entrance.

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3 walks from Cockle Creek car park at Adams Point

Adams Point Whale statue 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:Whale statue
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:150 m
Return distance:300 m
Comment:Take Fishers Pt Track. About 150 m walk on good surface to the statue.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 206, Number 39, Fishers Point

“… the whale sculpture, a bronze by Stephen Walker…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 96, Number 42, 42 - Fishers Point

“Take the signposted track … past 'Rocklynn'…”

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Fishers Point Walk from Cockle Creek

Goal:Fishers Point ruins
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk out to Adams Point whale statue to find track east along coast. Follow beaches and track till marker leads on inland track to Point. Return.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 206, Number 39, Fishers Point

2 hours 15 minutes retrace route
“A very pleasant and easy coastal stroll, with wide views of the Southern Mountains…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 96, Number 42, 42 - Fishers Point

3 hours retrace route
“Take the signposted track … past 'Rocklynn'…”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, Rivendell Books, Page 79, Number 23, 23 - Fishers Point

3 hours retrace route
“As this is an archeological site, do not remove any artefacts you may find.”

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Fishers Point 31Oct2015

12 minutes retrace route
“Recommended as a low tide walk.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Cockle Creek - Southwest National Park

2 hours retrace route
“Starts from the bronze whale statue”

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Planter Beach walk to grave

Goal:Grave beside Planters Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,750 m
Return distance:3,500 m
Comment:Walk out to Adams Point Whale statue. Follow track to right. The fenced grave is a bit over halfway along Planters Beach, above the shoreline.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 96, Number 42, 42 - Fishers Point

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 206, Number 39, Fishers Point

“About 2/3 along this beach you will note a wooden rail at the top of the beach…an old gravestone…”

Anne Nuss and Nell Tyson, 1987, Family Bush Walks in Tasmania's Huon Valley, Rivendell Books, Page 79, Number 23, 23 - Fishers Point

“… it is worth doing just a short section of this route even if you are limited for time.”

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Fishers Point 31Oct2015

“Recommended as a low tide walk.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Cockle Creek - Southwest National Park

“Starts from the bronze whale statue”

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