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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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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Alexandra Battery car park

Nearest Road:Churchill Ave
Nearest Town:Sandy Bay
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 54′ 57″
Longitude:E 147° 21′ 24″
Elevation:50 m
Fee:Parking fee
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Sandy Bay Rd into Churchill Ave. Car park is on the first bend in the road, downhill side.

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3 walks from Alexandra Battery car park

Alexandra Battery to Sandy Bay Point via Blinking Billy

Goal:SandyB Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,200 m
Return distance:2,400 m
Comment:From Alexandra Battery across Sandy Bay Rd and into Blinking Billy. Then along foreshore to Sandy Bay Pt.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Sandy Bay Foreshore

“Short walk along the shore…”

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Alexandra Battery 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:Gun emplacements
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:Walk downslope from car park to explore the remains of the old fort.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Sandy Bay Foreshore

“Short walk along the shore…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 20, Number 4, 4 - Alexandra Battery and Blinking Billy Point

“Extensive gun emplacements, lighthouse, beach and swings, plus (usually6) a lot of activity…”

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Alexandra Battery Walk through to Blinking Billy

Goal:Blinking Billy Lighthouse
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,000 m
Comment:The remains of the old Alexandra Battery plus a walk around Blinking Billy Point to Long Beach.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 20, Number 4, 4 - Alexandra Battery and Blinking Billy Point

“Extensive gun emplacements, lighthouse, beach and swings, plus (usually6) a lot of activity…”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Sandy Bay Foreshore

“Alexandra Battery, with its gun emplacements and tunnels, is highly recommended.”

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