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.

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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

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2017-08-15

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Four Mile Creek Parking area (South)

Nearest Road:Lyne Court Rd
Nearest Town:Scamander
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 33′ 28″
Longitude:E 148° 17′ 31″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Leave Tasman Highway into Lyne Court Rd. Veer right onto grassy headland overlooking beach. Park at end of road.

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5 walks from Four Mile Creek Parking area (South)

Burial Point Beach walk

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:Shingle beach to the south of Four Mile Creek Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:350 m
Return distance:700 m
Comment:Walk out to rocks then follow round to the south to small cobble beach before Burial 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 45, Number 3, 5 - Four Mile Creek

“… south up some rocks and over the grassy headland to the small cobble beach in the adjacent bay.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 123, Burial Point Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Burial Point walk

Goal:Burial Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk out to rocks then follow coast south past small cobble beach and then out to Burial Point for views south. 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 45, Number 3, 5 - Four Mile Creek

“Walking south up some rocks…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 123, Burial Point Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Four Mile Creek Head Beach Access walk

Goal:Four Mile Creek Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:125 m
Return distance:250 m
Comment:Follow track down towards beach, then along rocks to sand. Paddle across Creek if outflow is running. Return same way, or round by bridge.

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 45, Number 3, 5 - Four Mile Creek

“… a grassy-topped headland at the south end of the beach”

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Four Mile Creek Head walk

Goal:Four Mile Creek Head
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:75 m
Return distance:150 m
Comment:Walk seaward to the rocks to take in the view north and south. 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 45, Number 3, 5 - Four Mile Creek

“The view north up the beach from the grassy headland …is recommended.”

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McIntyres Beach walk from Four Mile Creek

Goal:McIntyres Beach North end
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk out to rocks and then follow coast south around Burial Point and along to McIntyres Beach. 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 45, Number 3, 5 - Four Mile Creek

“Pleasant walking over the rock headlands…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 124, McIntyres Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 123, Burial Point Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 123, Burial Point Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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