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 1,797 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

Muirs Beach car park

Latest walk

Hepbourn Point Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Hepbourn Point Beach

Updated on

2017-10-20

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

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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

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Beerbarrel Beach parking

Nearest Road:Beerbarrel Beach Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 16′ 55″
Longitude:E 148° 21′ 24″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:At Burns Bay take unsealed road east across point. At T-junction, veer right to end of road.

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3 walks from Beerbarrel Beach parking

Beerbarrel Beach 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:Beerbarrel Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:150 m
Return distance:300 m
Comment:There is a track to each beach. Please keep on track and do not make new ones. Return same way

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 72, Number 30, 30 - Burns Bay to Beerbarrel Beach

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 102, Beerbarrel Beach Tas

“There is a car park on the slopes behind the central headland with easy access to both beaches.”

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 37, Number 22, 22 - Beerbarrel Beach

“Both sections offer lots of exploration and snorkelling in calm conditions.”

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Beerbarrel Beach walk

Goal:Southern end of Beerbarrel Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:800 m
Return distance:1,600 m
Comment:Walk down to beach and to southern end. If tide is out, climb over rocks to check out the mini beach amongst the rocks. Return.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 102, Beerbarrel Beach Tas

“There is a car park on the slopes behind the central headland with easy access to both beaches.”

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 37, Number 22, 22 - Beerbarrel Beach

“The south section offers more privacy and shelter from sun and wind.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Burns Bay to Beerbarrel Beach

“… an attractive surfing beach…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 72, Number 30, 30 - Burns Bay to Beerbarrel Beach

“… an attractive surfing beach…”

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Beerbarrel North Beach walk

Goal:Northern end of Beerbarrel Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:350 m
Return distance:700 m
Comment:Take track to northern beach and walk along to explroe the rock pools if the tide is out

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 102, Beerbarrel Beach Tas

“There is a car park on the slopes behind the central headland with easy access to both beaches.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 101, Beerbarrel Beach Tas

“… a 100m … beach bordered by the rocky shore of the point to the north and a 50m wide rocky poin…”

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 37, Number 22, 22 - Beerbarrel Beach

“The north half is smaller and slightly more exposed.”

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