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 1,666 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

Maps

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

Latest update

2017-08-15

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Bridport Visitor Centre car park

Nearest Road:Main Street
Nearest Town:Bridport
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 0′ 12″
Longitude:E 147° 23′ 41″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Nearby
Picnic Table:Nearby tables
Comment:Take roundabout by Bridport Hotel towards sea, turn right for Visitor Centre parking

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3 walks from Bridport Visitor Centre car park

Bridport - Estuary beach walk

Goal:Brid Bridge
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:From visitor centre, head east towards beach to find track. Walk south as far as the bridge over the Brid River. Pickup by bridge, or return.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page 3, Number 1, Estuary

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“The estuary beach walk south of the Visitor Centre”

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Bridport - Walk to Granite Point

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:Granite Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,100 m
Return distance:4,200 m
Comment:From visitor centre, head east to beach to find track. Walk north. When track runs out, use rocks or Bentley St. Pickup at Granite Point car park.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page 3, Number 1, Estuary

one way pickup
“The beach walk north of the Visitor Centre”

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Bridport 11km Circuit walk

Goal:Johnson's Farm Bend
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:11,000 m
Comment:Starting from Visitor Centre, find track near beach. Follow south over Bridge , along Brid River, then north to Granite Point, back down coast track.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page 4, Number 1, 11 Km Circuit

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“The Bridport circuit walk”

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