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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Falmouth parking area

Nearest Road:Grant St
Nearest Town:Scamander
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 30′ 12″
Longitude:E 148° 16′ 13″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Tasman Highway, drive straight ahead from Falmouth Rd to Grant St to parking at the end.

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Falmouth Beach Access

Goal:Falmouth Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:From car park walk down to the sandy beach, depending on tide. Return.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 43, Number 3, 3 - Steels Beach

“Sadly day use only, as no camping facilities.”

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Falmouth walk across to Steeles Beach

Goal:Steeles Beach, south end
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:150 m
Return distance:300 m
Comment:Walk is only available if the lagoon outflow is blocked, or the flow is very shallow. Be aware of the tide also.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 43, Number 3, 3 - Steels Beach

“This is the more protected end with the shore sloping gently into the water.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 115, Steels Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Falmouth walk to Mariposa Beach

Goal:Mariposa Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Walk out around Henderson Pt and follow on coastal rocks south around Mariposa Pt to car park at south end of beach.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 44, Number 3, 4 - Mariposa Beach

“A smooth rock headland…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 120, Mariposa Beach Tas

“Highly hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 119, Mariposa Point Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 118, Falmouth (s3) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 117, Falmouth (s2) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 116, Falmouth (s1) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Henderson Point Circuit

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:Henderson Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,000 m
Comment:From carpark, follow coast round to right, on sand and rock, to the point. Retur via Hammond St.

References

Marianne Robertson, 2008, From Petal Point to Cockle Creek - a Beach Explorers Guide to the East Coast of Tasmania, 1 ed., marianne.robertson@gmail.com, Page 43, Number 3, 3 - Steels Beach

“... publicly accessible from either end.”

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