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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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

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Muirs Beach car park

Nearest Road:Esplanade
Nearest Town:Coles Bay
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 7′ 22″
Longitude:E 148° 16′ 59″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:At north end of Coles Bay, turn right into Esplanade. Car park 150m on right.

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4 walks from Muirs Beach car park

Campbells Beach walk from Coles Bay

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:Campbells Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,800 m
Return distance:5,600 m
Comment:Along Muirs Beach, around 3 headlands in front of 'Edge of the Bay' resort' to Campbells Beach. Return, or walk up sandy road to main road (map)

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 188, Muirs (W3)

“…on westward side ot the 10m high granite point…”

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 70, Number 4, 13 Campbells Beach

“By foot from the northern end of Muirs Beach… crossing two small sandy coves.”

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Hepbourn Point Beach walk from Coles Bay

Goal:Hepbourn Point Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,700 m
Return distance:7,400 m
Comment:Along Muirs Beach, around 3 headlands to Campbells Beach. Continue along coastal track with care to Hepbourn Pt Beach. Return.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 188, Hepburn Point Tas

“Most of the beach is backed by dense wooded slopes of the reserve, with a house above the west end.”

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 71, Number 4, 14 Hepbourn Point Beach

“From western end of Campbells Beach, climb over rocks to pick up the coastal track.”

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Muirs Beach Access

Goal:Muirs Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Take walkway down to beach

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 69, Number 4, 12 Muirs Beach

“This is the traditional beach at Coles Bay for holiday-makers…”

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Muirs Beach walk to Saltwater Creek outlet

Goal:Saltwater Creek (west end of beach)
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,900 m
Return distance:3,800 m
Comment:Walk along beach to NW to reach the end and the outlet from the creek. Return same way.

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 69, Number 4, 12 Muirs Beach

“Good walking north along the beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 185, Muirs Beach Tas

“… a tidal pool and launching ramp at the southerh Coles Bay end…”

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