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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI, used under the MIT License

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Goulds Lagoon parking

Nearest Road:Hestercombe Rd
Nearest Town:Glenorchy
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 45′ 53″
Longitude:E 147° 14′ 24″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Brooker Highway, Access Main Rd from either Granton, or via Abbotsfield Rd at Claremont. Turn west into Hestercombe Rd at south end of Goulds Lagoon. Parking area is opposite Presnell St.

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4 walks from Goulds Lagoon parking

Goulds Lagoon boardwalk to viewing platform

Goal:Viewing platform
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:60 m
Return distance:120 m
Comment:Boardwalk heads out over water to viewing platform and bird hide.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Goulds Lagoon Sanctuary

“A viewing platform can be accessed by a boardwalk across the water…”

One-off references, Gould's Lagoon Discovery Trail - Info Pack

“Walking along Main Road is strongly discouraged due to narrow verge and fast moving traffic.”

Austins Ferry/Granton Walking Trails, Waterside Accommodation, Number 1, 1 - Lagoon Walk

“The special feature of this walk is the bird sanctuary”

Glenorchy CC, City Assets - Parks and Recreation Areas in Glenorchy, Glenorchy City Council, Gould's Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary

“The bird hide allows you to observe activity in the lagoon…”

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Goulds Lagoon Northern walk

Goal:Northern end of Lagoon
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:380 m
Return distance:760 m
Comment:Follow shoreline track north arount to near Main Rd. Return same way. No walking along Main Road verge of Lagoon.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Goulds Lagoon Sanctuary

“A gentle walk around the lagoon edge.”

One-off references, Gould's Lagoon Discovery Trail - Info Pack

“Walking along Main Road is strongly discouraged due to narrow verge and fast moving traffic.”

Austins Ferry/Granton Walking Trails, Waterside Accommodation, Number 1, 1 - Lagoon Walk

“The special feature of this walk is the bird sanctuary”

Glenorchy CC, City Assets - Parks and Recreation Areas in Glenorchy, Glenorchy City Council, Gould's Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary

“Walk around the lagoon …”

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Goulds Lagoon Southern walk

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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:Southern end of Lagoon
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:350 m
Return distance:700 m
Comment:Follow shoreline south around to Main Rd. Turn back at this point - no walking along Main Rd shoreline as very narrow verge is dangerous.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Goulds Lagoon Sanctuary

“A gentle walk around the lagoon edge.”

One-off references, Gould's Lagoon Discovery Trail - Info Pack

“Walking along Main Road is strongly discouraged due to narrow verge and fast moving traffic.”

Austins Ferry/Granton Walking Trails, Waterside Accommodation, Number 1, 1 - Lagoon Walk

“The special feature of this walk is the bird sanctuary”

Glenorchy CC, City Assets - Parks and Recreation Areas in Glenorchy, Glenorchy City Council, Gould's Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary

“Walk around the lagoon …”

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Goulds Lagoon walk to Derwent shoreline

Goal:Eastern end of conservation area
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,200 m
Return distance:2,400 m
Comment:Walk round southern end of Lagoon. Cross Main Road. Follow track north to cross railwayline. Follow Derwent shoreline around to right. Return same way

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