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.

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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

jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License

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2017-08-15

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Browns River Picnic Ground parking

Nearest Road:Balmoral Rd
Nearest Town:Kingston Beach
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 58′ 40″
Longitude:E 147° 19′ 41″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Comment:Park near the footbridge. Cross over river to join the Alum Cliffs Track north along the foreshore.

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Alum Cliffs Walk from Kingston 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:Taroona Reserve
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Walk from Kingston Beach to Taroona via Alum Cliffs Track

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 14, Number 1, 1 - Alum Cliffs

2 hours 30 minutes one way pickup
“A one-way coastal walk along cliff-tops and foreshore on a well-made track”

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 87, Number 43, 43 - Alum Cliffs

2 hours one way pickup
“A well-made track traverses the cliffs between the Hobart suburbs of Taroona and Kingston Beach…”

, , Greater Hobart Trails, ed., Derwent Estuary Program, Page , Number , Alum Cliffs Track

2 hours retrace route
“The track provides a 6km return trip and the beginning of the track provides cafes, toilets, parking”

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