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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Isaacs Point car parking

Nearest Road:Isaacs Point Rd
Nearest Town:Coles Bay
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 59′ 14″
Longitude:E 148° 17′ 18″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Friendly Beaches Rd, take left fork and head north.Parking is marked near toilet block for day visitors.

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5 walks from Isaacs Point car parking

Friendly Beaches Walk South

Goal:Friendly Beaches Rd southern parking area
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:5,000 m
Return distance:10,000 m
Comment:Walk South from Isaacs Point to car park at southern end of Friendly Beaches Rd.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 53, Friendly Beaches

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 53, Friendly Beaches

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Isaacs Point access to north Friendly Beaches

Goal:North Friendly Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Walk on track to beach on northern side of point. First cove when last seen - walk on past small point to the main beach.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Number 53, Friendly Beaches

5 minutes retrace route
“… a long white sandy beach.”

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Isaacs Point Circuit Walk

Goal:Rocky foreshore of Isaacs Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:800 m
Comment:Walk out to Isaacs Point and then south along rocks to first beach. Track up to the road is about the middle of the little beach. Return along road.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Number 53, Friendly Beaches

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Isaacs Point walk

Goal:Isaacs Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Comment:Walk on track out to point. Return by same route (original circuit has been closed due to erosion)

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Number 53, Friendly Beaches

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Isaacs Point walk north to Butlers Point end of beach

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:Butlers Point end of beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk along this northernmost of the Friendly Beaches to the Butlers Point end. Return as beyond is private land.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Number 53, Friendly Beaches

“… a long white sandy beach.”

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