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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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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Humphrey St car parking

Nearest Road:Humphrey St
Nearest Town:New Norfolk
Locality:Derwent Valley
Latitude:S 42° 47′ 20″
Longitude:E 147° 3′ 53″
Elevation:20 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Lyell Hwy roundabout, drive south on Blair St. Left into George St, right into Humphrey St. Continue south to brige over Lachlan River. Park on side of road NW side of bridge.

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1 walk from Humphrey St car parking

Bicentennial Walk along Lachlan River downstream

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:Tynwald Park
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,400 m
Return distance:2,800 m
Comment:Track starts on north side of Lachlan River, heading NE. Continue, with one road crossing, to Tynwald Park.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, 50 Family Walks in and around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 60, Number 24, Tynwald Park, New Norfolk Esplanade - Lachlan River

45 minutes retrace route
“A mostly flat and easy walk on clear paths along the banks of the … Lachlan River.”

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Bicentennial Track, New Norfolk

“A gentle meandering track that follows the Lachlan River…”

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