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.

Data Entry

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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Shelly Point parking

Nearest Road:Tasman Hwy
Nearest Town:Scamander
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 26′ 6″
Longitude:E 148° 16′ 37″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Shelly Point is just over 1km north of Wrinklers Bridge on the northern edge of Scamander. Turn seaward at the camping area and park at the end of the road.

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3 walks from Shelly Point parking

Beaumaris Beach walk south to north

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:Dark Hollow Creek parking area
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Walk north the length of the beach to the outlet of Dark Hollow Creek. Track to parking is just north of the outflow.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 41, Number 1, 1 - Beaumaris Beach

“For those who like a wide open beach to themselves…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 112, Beaumaris (s) Tas

“… extends from a cluster of shore-tied rocks for 1.2km to the submerged rocks of Shelly Point.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 111, Beaumaris Beach Tas

“The main beach extends … for 3,2 km to a cluster of rocks.”

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Shelly Point Beach access

Goal:Shelly Point Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:25 m
Return distance:50 m
Comment:Walk seaward on track which is closes to the beach. Return same way

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 113, Shelly Point Tas

“It is bordered by intertidal and submerged rocks”

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 41, Number 1, 1 - Beaumaris Beach

“For those who like a wide open beach to themselves…”

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Wrinklers Beach northern access at Shelly Point

Goal:North end of Wrinklers Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:75 m
Return distance:150 m
Comment:Walk south from carpark on track to northern end of Wrinklers beach.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 114, Wrinklers Beach Tas

“… commences on the southern side of the Shelly Point rocks … for 1.9km to the mouth of Scamander R.”

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 42, Number 2, 2 - Wrinklers Beach

“… it's easy to find a large area of beach to yourself”

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