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.

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

Latest update

2017-08-15

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Coningham Nature Recreation Area

Nearest Road:Hopwood St
Nearest Town:Conningham
Locality:South
Latitude:S 43° 4′ 43″
Longitude:E 147° 16′ 33″
Elevation:50 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&Ws
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No Toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Channel Highway, take Old Station Rd, Coningham Rd, Hopwood St. Continue south and park on side of unsealed Rd before park entry.

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1 walk from Coningham Nature Recreation Area

Coningham Reserve 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:Snug Point
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:7,700 m
Comment:Walk south to reach the track along Sheppards Hill and down to Snug Point. Continue along clifftop walk and beaches to Hurst Point and Hopwood Street

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2011, Hobart's Best Bush Coast & City Walks, ed., Woodslane Books, Page 111, Number 22, Coningham Reserve

2 hours 30 minutes circuit
“Bushland, views, clifftops, beaches and a cave”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Coningham Nature Recreation Area

circuit
“The reserve is home to threatened and significant native animal species”

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