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

Maps

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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East Beach car park

Nearest Road:East Beach Rd
Nearest Town:George Town
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 3′ 51″
Longitude:E 146° 48′ 11″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Approaching from the south, veer right into Gunn Parade which turns into East Beach Road. From north, turn left into East Beach Rd. Park on grassed areas if sealed parking taken.

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3 walks from East Beach car park

East Beach Access

Goal:East Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:60 m
Return distance:120 m
Comment:Walk up path to historic markers on dune, then take track to beach.

References

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

retrace route
“The safest swimming is … at the western end, towards high tide and close inshore.”

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East Beach to Low Head 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:Lighthouse car park
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Follow coast north to lighthouse, staying on sea side of the fenceline. Mostly rockhopping then track up to car park gate by lighthouse.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , Low Head Circuit

one way pickup
“Keep outside fenceline”

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East Beach to Three Mile Bluff walk

Goal:Three Mile Bluff
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Follow shoreline in an easterly direction, crossing Cimitiere Creek if it is flowing. Work around small rocky headlands. Beaches shingle and sand.

References

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

one way pickup
“… a moderately steep sandy high tide beach grading into patches of cobbles along the rear …”

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