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

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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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2017-08-15

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Denison Beach South car park

Nearest Road:Tasman Hwy
Nearest Town:Bicheno
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 49′ 39″
Longitude:E 148° 15′ 54″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Heading north, first public road on beach side after wildlife park.

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6 walks from Denison Beach South car park

Badger Lagoon walk from Denison South track

Goal:Badger Creek Outlet
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:850 m
Return distance:1,700 m
Comment:Follow track to beach, then south to Lagoon outlet from Old Mines Lagoon and Badger Creek.

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 51, Number 3, 11 - Denison Beach

retrace route
“Sweeping white sands overlooked by a bank of thick coastal vegetation…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Denison Beach (S) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Denison Beach South access track

Goal:Denison Beach South
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Track leads over small sandhill to the 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 51, Number 3, 11 - Denison Beach

retrace route
“… rips, so swimming aboarding with care.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Denison Beach (S) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Denison Beach walk from South to Middle Access

Goal:Denison Beach Middle Parking
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,800 m
Return distance:3,600 m
Comment:Walk on beach north to Denison Rivulet outlet. Cross outlet, find track to car park just north of bridge.

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 51, Number 3, 11 - Denison Beach

retrace route
“Sweeping white sands overlooked by a bank of thick coastal vegetation…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Denison Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Denison South car park walk through to Redbill Beach

Goal:Redbill Beach car park
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:5,500 m
Return distance:11,000 m
Comment:Walk south from Denison Beach South access. Continue around rocks at end of beack to Diamond Beach and Redbill Beach to car park.

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 52, Number 3, 12 - Diamond Beach

one way pickup
“… requires a moderately difficult scrambel over a stretch of low rocky outcrop.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Denison Beach (s1) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Denison Beach (S) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Diamond Beach Tas

“Least hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Redbill Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Denison South walk north to beach rocks

Goal:Bathtub rock
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Walk north on beach at low tide to see interesting rock pools in smooth rocks - one shaped like a bathtub. Return

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 51, Number 3, 11 - Denison Beach

retrace route
“… with rips, so swimming and boarding with care.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Denison Beach (S) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Denison South walk to south end of Denison 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:South end of Denison Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk south to end of beach and return. Note where the access track reaches beach as it can be hard to see on return.

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 51, Number 3, 11 - Denison Beach

retrace route
“It's not visible from the road though this runs close to the shoreline.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Denison Beach (S) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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