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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Frankland Beaches Parking

Nearest Road:Pumphouse Point Rd
Nearest Town:Derwent Bridge
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 42° 6′ 47″
Longitude:E 146° 12′ 13″
Elevation:740 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 Pumphouse Point Rd and parking is at the point the road meets the edge of the beach.

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3 walks from Frankland Beaches Parking

Frankland Beaches - walking east

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:East end of Franklin Beaches
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Walk east along beach to end, then return on beach or along adjacent road.

References

, , Lake St Clair - Pumphouse Point - Tasmania, ed., Lake St Clair - Pumphouse Point - Tasmania, Page , Number , C - Frankland Beaches

“These beaches are also popular for picnics.”

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Franklin Beaches - walking west

Goal:West end of Franklin Beaches
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk west around headland and along beaches. Return same way.

References

, , Lake St Clair - Pumphouse Point - Tasmania, ed., Lake St Clair - Pumphouse Point - Tasmania, Page , Number , C - Frankland Beaches

“… offers a different photographic perspective…”

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Franklin Beaches Access

Goal:Franklin Beaches
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Access to eastern beach is easy from carp park. To get to the western beaches, take the track 300m over the point.

References

, , Lake St Clair - Pumphouse Point - Tasmania, ed., Lake St Clair - Pumphouse Point - Tasmania, Page , Number , C - Frankland Beaches

“These beaches are also popular for picnics.”

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