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 1,679 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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2017-08-24

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Badger Head car park

Nearest Road:Badger Head Rd
Nearest Town:Latrobe
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 6′ 6″
Longitude:E 146° 40′ 26″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Take Greens Beach Rd north to Yorktown. Turn west onto Badger Head Rd and continue to the coast. Keep ahead beside the coast and park at the picnic area.

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5 walks from Badger Head car park

Badger Beach 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:Badger Beach
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Walk along Badger Beach to end, then return to Badger Head.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 84, Number 36, 36 - Badger Head

no defined route
“Beach”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 117, Number 36, Badger Head

no defined route
“Beach”

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Badger Head Circuit from Badger Beach

Goal:Badger Head summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:9,000 m
Comment:Badger Head Coastal Walk to Copper Cove. Find track back east to ridgeline of Badger Head. Take ridgeline SE to find track back to beach.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 74, Number 35, 35 - Badger Head

circuit
“The walk may be started from Badger Beach…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 82, Number 35, 35 - Badger Head

circuit
“A circular walk through coastal heathland and open forest…”

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Badger Head coast Walk

Goal:Badger Head
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Follow the formed track up Badger Head to the highest point for good views. Return via same track.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 117, Number 36, Badger Head

retrace route
“Rocky coast, cliffs and heathlands”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 84, Number 36, 36 - Badger Head

circuit
“A sign uphill from the car park marks the start of the coastal track”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 82, Number 35, 35 - Badger Head

circuit
“The track is unmarked, but very well-defined”

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Badgers Head to Bakers Beach

Goal:Bakers Beach Access 3
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:11,700 m
Return distance:23,400 m
Comment:Coast walk from Badger Head round to Bakers Beach Visitor Centre. One way pick up, or return.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 121, Number 38, Bakers Beach

6 hours one way pickup
“Coastal heathlands,cliffs, beach, grasslands and wetlands.”

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Copper Cove Beach walk via Badger Head

Goal:Copper Cove Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Follow Badger Head Track round to Copper Cove and return.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 117, Number 36, Badger Head

4 hours retrace route
“Rocky coast, cliffs and heathlands”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 84, Number 36, 36 - Badger Head

4 hours retrace route
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Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 82, Number 35, 35 - Badger Head

4 hours retrace route
“A sign uphill from the car park marks the start of the coastal track.”

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