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 1,626 of an estimated 3,000 published day walks 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.

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

Latest update

2017-06-21

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Cape Tourville car park

Nearest Road:Cape Tourville Rd
Nearest Town:Coles Bay
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 7′ 22″
Longitude:E 148° 20′ 33″
Elevation:100 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet

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2 walks from Cape Tourville car park

Bluestone Bay Walk from Cape Tourville

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:Bluestone Bay
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:From Cape Tourville, backtrack on road to 4WD track north. Walk to to Whitewater campsite, then Little Bluestone Bay, Bluestone Bay and Return.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 30, Number 4, Sleepy Bay to Bluestone Bay

2 hours retrace route
“The 'beach' here consists of granite boulders worn into large, smooth egg shapes…”

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Cape Tourville Walk

Goal:Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:600 m
Comment:A safely fenced boardwalk around the lighthouse then a walk in the bush back to the parking area

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, ed., Website, Page , Number 54, Cape Tourville

20 minutes circuit
“Stupendous coastal views.”

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 30, Number 4, Sleepy Bay to Bluestone Bay

circuit
“… An elaborate fully fenced boardwalk that hugs the granite outcrop beneath.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Freycinet National Park

“… the short board-walked track along the cliffline to the lighthouse.”

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