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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Devonport Aquatic Centre car park

Nearest Road:Steele St
Nearest Town:Devonport
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 41° 10′ 31″
Longitude:E 146° 19′ 36″
Elevation:30 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:West end of Steel Street, near Don River. Facilities available inside Centre.

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3 walks from Devonport Aquatic Centre car park

Don Bushland Reserve Fitness 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:Don College
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:2,600 m
Comment:Start track near Aquatic Centre playground. Go left at sign and follow track near railway to Don College. Return on same track then take loop track.

References

, , Welcome to Devonport City Council, ed., Devonport City Council, Page , Number , Walks, Trails and Bike Tracks

44 minutes
“Don Bushland Reserve Fitness Walk”

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Don Bushland Reserve Southern Walk

Goal:Forth Rd Bridge over Don River
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk south on track from Aquatic Centre car park, cross river on footbridge, return on west side of river to Sawdust bridge and back to car park.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 72, Number 30, Devonport Foreshore

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“A delightful track, boardwalk in part, follows close by the river.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 210, Number 65, Don River Railway

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, , Welcome to Devonport City Council, ed., Devonport City Council, Page , Number , Walks, trails and Bike Tracks

50 minutes circuit
“Between Don River Railway entrance and the Aquatic Centre car park.”

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Don River Estuary Walk

Goal:Coles Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,200 m
Return distance:4,400 m
Comment:Walk north on sealed path which crosses railway near Don College. Follow estuary round to Don Head East.

References

, , Welcome to Devonport City Council, ed., Devonport City Council, Page , Number , Walks, Trails and Bike Tracks

one way pickup
“Don River Estuary Walk”

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