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 1,771 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

TipTop Track parking

Latest walk

Cashs Falls walk to base

Latest change

Completed 'Greater Hobart Trails'

Updated on

2017-09-26

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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Friendly Beaches southern car park

Nearest Road:Friendly Beaches Rd
Nearest Town:Coles Bay
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 1′ 28″
Longitude:E 148° 16′ 53″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive in Friendly Beaches Rd, veering right (south) at Y junction. Continue to end of road, at private boom gate.

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4 walks from Friendly Beaches southern car park

Friendly Beaches Walk North

Goal:Isaacs Point
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:5,000 m
Return distance:10,000 m
Comment:Walk North from car park at southern end of Friendly Beaches Rd to Isaacs Point.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 53, Friendly Beaches

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Friendly Beaches 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:Beach near southern car park
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Walkdown to the beach and then as far as you want along the beach

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 53, Friendly Beaches

5 minutes retrace route
“This track is 10m long and lands you on a long white sandy beach.”

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 34, Number 5, Exploring Friendly Beaches

“Long beaches, a vast expanse of dune field and numerous lagoons.”

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Friendly Point Walk including Freshwater Lagoon

Goal:Friendly Point Lookout
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,000 m
Return distance:12,000 m
Comment:Walk to the southern end of Friendly Beaches, to Friendly Point and Freshwater Lagoon. Return.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 34, Number 5, Exploring Friendly Beaches

3 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Long beaches, a vast expanse of dune field and numerous lagoons.”

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Saltwater Lagoon Walk

Goal:Saltwater Lagoon
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk south on Friendly Beaches as far as Saltwater Lagoon. Return same way.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 34, Number 5, Exploring Friendly Beaches

“Long beaches, a vast expanse of dune field and numerous lagoons.”

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