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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Oatlands Picnic Area car park

Nearest Road:Esplanade
Nearest Town:Oatlands
Locality:Midlands
Latitude:S 42° 17′ 59″
Longitude:E 147° 22′ 38″
Elevation:405 m
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Wheelchair
Shelter:Nearby
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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6 walks from Oatlands Picnic Area car park

Callington Mill Walk, Oatlands

Goal:Old windmill
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Walk across road from car park down narrow lane to Mill site. Explore site

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 136, Number 24, Oatlands Historic Village

“The historic mill, which dates back to 1837, has only recently been restored”

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Double Rock Point and Marys Island at Oatlands

Goal:Double Rock Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk across the bund to Marys Island in Lake Dulverton and on to Double Rock Point. Return

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 138, Number 43, Oatlands

“Walk to the island. If water happens to be present you may need to wade a little.”

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Dulverton Walk to Parattah

Goal:Parattah
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:8,000 m
Return distance:16,000 m
Comment:One way walk between Parattah and Oatlands along line of old railway - mostly beside the road.

References

Southern Midlands Council, 2015, Lake Dulverton & Dulverton Walking Track Information Guide, 6 ed., Southern Midlands Council, Dulverton Walking Track Information Guide

3 hours 25 minutes retrace route
“The terrain is flat to mildy undulating.”

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Lake Dulverton Walk to Bacons Bay

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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:Bacons Bay
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Follow Oatlands Trail as far as Bacons Bay, where track meets main road. Return (or pickup).

References

Southern Midlands Council, 2015, Lake Dulverton & Dulverton Walking Track Information Guide, 6 ed., Southern Midlands Council, Dulverton Walking Track Information Guide

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Oatlands Historic Village Walk

Goal:Campbell Memorial Church
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:4,300 m
Comment:Follow map of town circuit walk.

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 136, Number 24, Oatlands Historic Village

1 hour 15 minutes circuit
“Footpaths and some street crossings”

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Oatlands Town and Lake Walk

Goal:Lairmairanepair Park
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Small town circuit then Lake Dulverton Track to St Marys Island and Lairmairanepair Park. Return

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 138, Number 43, Oatlands

3 hours retrace route
“Historic Village Precinct”

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