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

Latest update

2017-08-15

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Bakers Beach West parking

Nearest Road:Bakers Beach Rd
Nearest Town:Latrobe
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 8′ 44″
Longitude:E 146° 35′ 51″
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:Continue past visitor centre straight ahead past Baker Head Rd to T-junction. Turn left and park at the end of the road.

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3 walks from Bakers Beach West parking

Badger Head Circuit from Bakers Beach

Goal:Badger Head summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:22,000 m
Comment:Walk along the beach to right.Cross Little Badger Head. Take track to summit of Badger Head. Make way down ridgeline to beach. Follow track back.

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

8 hours circuitretrace
“Proceed downhill through light scrub to Badger Beach.”

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Badger Head Summit walk from Bakers 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:Badger Head summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:8,000 m
Return distance:16,000 m
Comment:Walk out to beach then to the right along the beach to Little Badger Head. Follow Track over to Copper Cove, then inland up to the summit and return.

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

7 hours retrace route
“… the track rises again to an excellent vantage point…”

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Bakers Beach West Access

Goal:Bakers Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:175 m
Return distance:350 m
Comment:Follow track over the sandhills northwards to the 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

retrace route
“… over the sand dunes to Bakers Beach.”

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