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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BinalongBay parking

Nearest Road:Main Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 15′ 8″
Longitude:E 148° 18′ 16″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive into Binalong Bay township - park on left above end of main beach.

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4 walks from BinalongBay parking

Binalong Bay 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:Grants Lagoon outflow
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Take formed track down to the beach. Lagoon outflow is usually closed except in bad weather.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 89, Bindalong Bay Tas

“… the usually blocked lagoon mouth backing the southern end of the beach.”

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 27, Number 2, 6 - Binalong Bay Beach

“Very attractive curving shoreline, 1.5km long…”

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Binalong Bay Coastal Walk from Grants Lagoon

Goal:Swimcart Lagoon
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Track is inland of beach and follows coast north to Swimcart Lagoon outflow.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 89, Bindalong Bay Tas

“There is vehicle access … behind the northern end of the beach”

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 27, Number 2, 6 - Binalong Bay Beach

“… white crunchy sands and blue sea.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 88, Jeanneret Beach Tas

“… on the southern side of Round Hill Point…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 87, Swimcart Beach Tas

“The elongate 500m long Swimcart Lagoon forms the northern boundary, with a picnic area by the lagoon”

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 28, Number 2, 8 - Jeanneret Beach

“Walking in both directions to neighbouring 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 29, Number 2, 9 - Swimcart Beach

“Exploration and walking to the small lagoon to the north.”

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Binalong Beach walk

Goal:North end of Binalong Beach
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk to northern end of beach and return.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 89, Bindalong Bay Tas

“There is vehicle access … behind the northern end of the beach”

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 27, Number 2, 6 - Binalong Bay Beach

“… white crunchy sands and blue sea.”

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Boat Harbour Point walk

Goal:Boat Harbour Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk down to beach then northeast along roacks, past the gulch and out to the point. Return.

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 27, Number 2, 5 - Boat Harbour Point Coves

“Perfect for children's activities, exploring, rock clambering and not too serious fishing.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 90, Boat Harbour Point TAS

“… rounded granite rocks and shallow tidal pools.”

Tasmanian Beaches, Binalong Bay Coves

“… lovely boulders and tidal pool…”

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