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 1,675 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
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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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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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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2017-08-22

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Redbill Beach parking

Nearest Road:Gordon St
Nearest Town:Bicheno
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 52′ 1″
Longitude:E 148° 17′ 26″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Comment:Gordon St crosses the Tasman Highway about 1.4km west of the town centre. Drive to the sea-ward end to park.

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8 walks from Redbill Beach parking

Bicheno Foreshore Walk from Redbill to Rice

Goal:Rice Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Follow foreshore track around Waubs Bay and past the Blowhole to Rice Beach.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 72, Number 33, 33 - Bicheno Foreshore

1 hour one way pickup
“… the pathway can be joined or left at any stage.”

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Diamond Beach 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:Diamond Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,200 m
Return distance:2,400 m
Comment:Walk north along Redbill Beach to Diamond Beach. Return same way.

References

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

retrace route
“… the beach is 500m long and faces due north.”

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Diamond Island Circuit walk

Goal:Diamond Island
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:3,200 m
Comment:Available at low tide only. Walk to north end of Redbill Beach, cross the bar and walk around the island on the rocks. Return over bar ahead of tide.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 72, Number 33, 33 - Bicheno Foreshore

“Be sure to leave the island before the rising tide cuts off access to Redbill Beach.”

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Diamond Island walk

Goal:Diamond Island
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,200 m
Return distance:2,400 m
Comment:Available only at low tide. Walk to north end of Redbill Beach and cross to the island if safe to do so and get back safely. Return same way.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 72, Number 33, 33 - Bicheno Foreshore

“Crossing the sandbar… must only be attempted at low tide”

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Redbill Beach Access walk

Goal:Access to Redbill Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Take path north and west to beach. Return same way.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 72, Number 33, 33 - Bicheno Foreshore

“Take care when the sea is rough…”

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

“… if swimming at Redbill stay at the lower energy southern end.”

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Redbill Beach Walk

Goal:Redbill northern end
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Take path north and west to beach. Walk to end of beach near Diamond Island. Return same way.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 72, Number 33, 33 - Bicheno Foreshore

“Take care when the sea is rough, or at high tide…”

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

“Rips commonly occur with usually three to four…”

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Redbill Beach walk through to Denison South car park

Goal:Denison South car park
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:5,500 m
Return distance:11,000 m
Comment:Walk north from Redbill Beach car park along Redbill Beach and on round rocks to Denison Beach Sourther beach access, 800m past Badger Creek outflow.

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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Redbill Point walk

Goal:Tip of Redbill Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:Take path north and west to beach then north to tip of point. Return by east side of the rocks back to car park

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, , Day Walks in Tasmania, ed., Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 72, Number 33, 33 - Bicheno Foreshore

“Take care when the sea is rough…”

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