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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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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Bicheno Blowhole parking

Nearest Road:Waubs Esplanade
Nearest Town:Bicheno
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 52′ 49″
Longitude:E 148° 18′ 27″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive to southern end of Waubs Esplanade and park near the Blowhole sign. Rice Pebble Beach is just a little further south.

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4 walks from Bicheno Blowhole parking

Bicheno Blowhole walk

Goal:View Blowhole
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:100 m
Comment:Will depend on sea conditions - if it is safe the rocks are interesting to explore, but do not go too close to the blowhole as the splash is erratic.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 159, Number 48, Bicheno Coast

“Granite coast, hills and beaches”

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Bicheno Foreshore Walk from Rice Beach to Redbill Point

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

References

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

1 hour one way pickup
“The pathway is easy to follow…”

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Farm Point walk from the Blowhole

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:Farm Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:5,000 m
Return distance:10,000 m
Comment:Walk from Rice Pebble Beach along the coast rockhopping to Farm Point. Continue 500m past point to access track back to the road.

References

Ausemade Tasmania, Ausemade Pty Ltd, Bicheno Attractions

“… return via the track or Harveys Farm Rd.”

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Lookout Rock from Blowhole car park

Goal:Lookout Rock summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:400 m
Return distance:800 m
Comment:Walk west 1 block on Douglas St, turn right into Little St and continue on track into Lookout Rock Reserve. Follow track to summit. Return to car park

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 159, Number 48, Bicheno Coast

“Granite coast, hills and beaches”

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