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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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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Burnie Park car park

Nearest Road:Park St
Nearest Town:Burnie
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 41° 2′ 50″
Longitude:E 145° 53′ 47″
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Turn off Bass Highway into Park St. Large car park second on left

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3 walks from Burnie Park car park

Burnie Park Circuit

Goal:Oldaker Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,500 m
Comment:Follow Shorewell Creek upstream to falls. Backtrack to follow path left uphill to Bay Street then Oldaker St over top of falls to re-enter park.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 40, Number 14, Burnie Park

40 minutes circuit
“A short but interesting circuit through urban parkland on gravel and bitumen paths.”

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Burnie Park Island 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:Burnie Park Island
Grade:Flat
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:200 m
Comment:Take circuit of the small lake. Cross bridge to island and return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 40, Number 14, Burnie Park

“Enter the bird enclosure with its circular path and bridge over to small island.”

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Oldaker Falls Walk

Goal:Oldaker Falls
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Follow Shorewell Creek upstream to falls. Return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 40, Number 14, Burnie Park

“The walk follows Shorewell Creek upstream, first on its left bank, then on its right.”

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Oldaker Falls, Burnie

10 minutes retrace route
“… after good rainfall, Oldaker Falls come to life.”

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