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 1,639 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

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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

Latest update

2017-07-07

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Moulting Bay car park

Nearest Road:Moulting Bay Beach Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 16′ 57″
Longitude:E 148° 17′ 27″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table

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5 walks from Moulting Bay car park

Humbug Point Circuit

Goal:Humbug Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:9,000 m
Comment:Take track to Humbug Pt. Continue around coast nearly to Dora Point. Turn left at intersection with Dora Point Track and cross the hill back to start.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, 28 - Humbug Point Circuit

4 hours circuit
“A largely flat walk through coastal bush…”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Humbug Point Nature Recreation Area

“In spring the area is ablaze with colour.”

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Humbug Point 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:Humbug Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,500 m
Return distance:7,000 m
Comment:Walk south along coast to high spot on Humbug Point. At junction, take track back NW down to beach. Walk around to point. Return. Beware cliffs.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, 28 - Humbug Point Circuit

4 hours circuit
“A largely flat walk through coastal bush…”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Humbug Point Nature Recreation Area

“In spring the area is ablaze with colour.”

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Humbug Point walk from Dora Point

Goal:Humbug Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,500 m
Return distance:9,000 m
Comment:Walk south along coast to high spot on Humbug Point. At junction, take track back NW down to beach. Walk around to point. Return. Beware cliffs.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 66, Number 27, 27 - Dora Point to Humbug Point

3 hours retrace route
“A largely flat walk aong a well-made track…”

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Moulting Bay to Binalong coastal walk

Goal:Gulch at Binalong Bay
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:15,000 m
Return distance:30,000 m
Comment:Follow coastal tracks and then road for last leg into Binalong Bay.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, 28 - Humbug Point Circuit

“A largely flat walk through coastal bush…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Skeleton Bay to Dora Point

“… scenic rocky coastline…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, 28 - Humbug Point Circuit

“A largely flat walk through coastal bush…”

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MoultingBay to Dora Point walk

Goal:Dora Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,750 m
Return distance:7,500 m
Comment:Take Dora Point Track over the hills to Dora Point. Return same way.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 64, Number 26, 26 - Moulting Bay to Dora Point

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“A walk across gently rolling hills in open coastal woodland.”

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