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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Lauderdale Yacht Club car park

Nearest Road:Kirra Road
Nearest Town:Roches Beach
Locality:South East
Latitude:S 42° 53′ 22″
Longitude:E 147° 30′ 6″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local Council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No Toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Acton Rd, Roches Beach Rd, Nowra Rd, turn into Kirra Rd. At sweeping bend left, veer right towards beach. Car park near Yacht Club.

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1 walk from Lauderdale Yacht Club car park

Lauderdale to Seven Mile Beach

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:Esplanade car park
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,300 m
Return distance:6,600 m
Comment:Walk north along track from Yacht Club in front of houses and then around hill to southern end of Seven Mile Beach. Last bit is on the beach.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Lauderdale to Seven Mile Beach Track

1 hour one way pickup
“Spectacular vies of Frederick Henry Bay”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 32, Number 10, 10 - Seven Mile Beach to Lauderdale

3 hours retrace route
“The path is level, quite distinct and cut into the hillside…”

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