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 1,796 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks 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.

What are the latest additions?

Latest car park

Muirs Beach car park

Latest walk

Campbells Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Campbells Beach

Updated on

2017-10-19

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

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Eddystone Point Lighthouse car parking

Nearest Road:Eddystone Rd
Nearest Town:Gladstone
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 40° 59′ 35″
Longitude:E 148° 20′ 53″
Elevation:20 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive out to the end of Eddystone Rd. Do not drive into the Lapunya site if asked not to proceed. This is Aboriginal land and leased to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc. Park only at the lighthouse

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2 walks from Eddystone Point Lighthouse car parking

Eddystone Lighthouse lookout

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:Eddystone Lighthouse
Grade:Flat
Type:No walking
One-way distance:1 m
Comment:Parking by the lighthouse has good views along the coast for those with limited mobility.

References

Malcolm S Macdonald, Lighthouses of Australia Inc, Lighthouese of Australia Inc, The Eddystone Point Lighthouse

“This striking pink granite tower is on a point that juts out into the sea.”

Visit St Helens, Visit St Helens, Ansons Bay, Eddystone Point and Mt William National Park

“Eddystone Point is called Larapuna in the local Aboriginal language.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Number 4005, Bay of Fires Conservation Area- Northern Section

“… extends from the northern shore of the Ansons Bay outlet to Eddystone Point.”

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Eddystone Point Walk

Goal:Eddystone Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Take footpad near old auxiliary light out towards the point. Stop at the gulch cutting off the 'island'. Return.

References

Malcolm S Macdonald, Lighthouses of Australia Inc, Lighthouese of Australia Inc, The Eddystone Point Lighthouse

“This striking pink granite tower is on a point that juts out into the sea.”

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Eddystone Point

“Well- worn foot pad starts by old Auxiliary light. Follow south to rocks and return.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Number 4005, Bay of Fires Conservation Area- Northern Section

“… extends from the northern shore of the Ansons Bay outlet to Eddystone Point.”

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