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 1,679 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.

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Jan Horton

Programming

Michael Horton

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Google Maps JavaScript API

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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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2017-08-24

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Stewarts Bay car park

Nearest Road:Stewarts Bay Rd
Nearest Town:Port Arthur
Locality:Tasman Peninsula
Latitude:S 43° 8′ 15″
Longitude:E 147° 51′ 14″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Unknown
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Arthur Highway, turn into Stewarts Bay Rd and park at the end in the car parking space

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3 walks from Stewarts Bay car park

Frying Pan Point 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:Frying Pan Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:On the southern side of the picnic area take the foreshore path to Frying Pan Point. Do not continue on path past Port Arthur precinct sign.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 84, Number 36, 36 - Stewarts Bay

retrace route
“… expore out to the end of the point where some very comfortable flat rocks provide a picnic site…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 84, Number 36, 36 - Stewarts Bay

retrace route
“Here the track is pleasant and easy… dropping gently to a small beach at Ladies Bay.”

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Garden Point walk at Stewarts Bay

Goal:Garden Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,300 m
Return distance:2,600 m
Comment:Walk north on beach. Pick up track 40m from end of beach. Follows ridge out to Garden Point. Return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 84, Number 36, 36 - Stewarts Bay

1 hour retrace route
“There is also a very pleasant, albeit more taxing, 1 hour return walk out to Garden Point…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 313, Stewarts Bay TAS

“… the north half is backed by the tree-covered Stewarts Bay State Reserve.”

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Stewarts Bay Beach Access

Goal:Stewarts Bay beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:A short walk east from the car park to the beach.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 84, Number 36, 36 - Stewarts Bay

“… ends in a turning circle and picnic area adjacent to the beach”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 84, Number 36, 36 - Stewarts Bay

“… ends in a turning circle and picnic area adjacent to the beach”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 313, Stewarts Bay TAS

“… a narrow curving 500m long , high tide reflective beach fronted by 200m wide sand flats…”

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