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 1,679 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

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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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2017-08-24

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Cape Deslacs lower car park

Nearest Road:Cape Deslacs Track
Nearest Town:Clifton Beach
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 42° 59′ 4″
Longitude:E 147° 32′ 23″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local Council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No Toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Clifton Beach take Bicheno Street to Cape Deslacs Track. Park at the first car park, just after bend to left.

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3 walks from Cape Deslacs lower car park

Cape Deslacs Circuit Walk

Goal:Cape Deslacs Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk down to beach and head east to find path up to old carpark. Walk south to lookout but do not enter muttonbird rookery on Cape. Return on road.

References

Clarence City Council, , Clarence City Council Tracks and Trails, ed., , Page , Number , Cape Deslacs Circuit Walk

45 minutes circuit
“Great view from the lookout”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 78, Number 33, 33 - Cape Deslacs

1 hour circuit
“From the car park walk … across the sand dunes to Clifton Beach. Turn left at the beach…”

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Cape Deslacs access- May 2017

“Cape Deslacs is a mutton-bird rookery and access is banned. Please stop at the lookout.”

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Cape Deslacs 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:Cape Deslacs
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:walk on up road to old upper car park. Follow track south to lookout. Return same . Do not enter muttonbird rookery on Cape.

References

Clarence City Council, , Clarence City Council Tracks and Trails, ed., , Page , Number , Cape Deslacs Circuit Walk

retrace route
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Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 78, Number 33, 33 - Cape Deslacs

1 hour circuit
“…pleasing coastal scrub with plenty of bird life”

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Cape Deslacs access- May 2017

“Note that a road barrier prevents access to upper car park.”

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Cape Deslacs access- May 2017

“Cape Deslacs is a mutton-bird rookery and access is banned. Please stop at the lookout.”

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Clifton Beach access walk

Goal:Clifton Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:350 m
Return distance:700 m
Comment:Walk southeast on track to beach. Return same way.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 78, Number 33, 33 - Cape Deslacs

retrace route
“Just to beach and back”

Clarence City Council, , Clarence City Council Tracks and Trails, ed., , Page , Number , Cape Deslacs Circuit Walk

retrace route
“Just to beach and back”

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