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

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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Beechford Recreation Reserve car park

Nearest Road:Beechford Rd
Nearest Town:George Town
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 1′ 37″
Longitude:E 146° 56′ 52″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Drive into Beechford and continue on the road until it ends by the park. Veer left on track and park near picnic tables or wherever convenient.

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4 walks from Beechford Recreation Reserve car park

Beechford West Beach walk

Goal:Little Creek before headland
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,300 m
Return distance:4,600 m
Comment:Walk north east of playground, along river to beach. Left along beach for 2km to little creek. Return.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Beechford (W1)

“… beach becomes increasingly dominated by shallow basalt reefs and boulder flats…”

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Beechford West Beech access

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:Beechford west beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Take track north from beside playground. Follow river bank out to beach. Return same way.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Beechford (W2)

“… the river mouth flowing across an extensive boulder flat.”

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Curries Creek Beach walk from Beechford

Goal:Curries Creek
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Walk north east of playground, along river to beach. Left along beach for 3.5km to Curries Creek. Return.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Curries Creek Beach

“… a 300m long sand-backed, cobble boulder beach…”

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Five Mile Beach walk from Beechford

Goal:Five Mile Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:5,000 m
Return distance:10,000 m
Comment:Walk north east of playground, along river to beach. Left along beach till it runs out, then follow 4WD track over headland and down to beach. Return.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Five Mile Bluff Beach

“… bordered each end by vegetated basalt slopes rising to 20-30m.”

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