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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Don Railway Car Park

Nearest Road:Forth Rd
Nearest Town:Devonport
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 41° 10′ 55″
Longitude:E 146° 19′ 3″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Leave Bass Highway east of the Don River, and then take Forth Rd to the Don River Railway site. Park beside the river there.

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3 walks from Don Railway Car Park

Don River Railway Loop to Coles Beach

Goal:Coles Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:7,000 m
Comment:Follow track on east side of railway museum, heading north past Aquatic Centre to Coles Beach. On return, take alternate route over Sawdust Bridge.

References

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

2 hours 30 minutes circuit
“The walk could include a journey on a historic train and visit to the railway museum”

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

2 hours circuitretrace
“Don Bushland Reserve Southern plus Northern Walks”

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Don River Railway to Horsehead Creek

Goal:Horsehead Creek Park
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:12,000 m
Return distance:24,000 m
Comment:Follow Cycle Path from Don River Railway Depot around the coast to Horsehead Creek Park.

References

, , Welcome to Devonport City Council, ed., Devonport City Council, Page , Number , Devonport: Walks and places of interest

one way pickup
“The shore track around Devonport”

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Don River Western Bank 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:Devonport Aquatic Centre
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,600 m
Return distance:3,200 m
Comment:Walk across bridge to west side of the Don River. Follow track north to next junction - cross river on Sawdust Bridge back up to Aquatic Centre.

References

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

27 minutes one way pickup
“Don River Western Bank Walk”

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