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

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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

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Sisters Beach West car parking

Nearest Road:Irby Boulevard
Nearest Town:Sisters Beach
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 40° 54′ 29″
Longitude:E 145° 32′ 35″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive to west end of Sisters Beach and park near boat ramp.

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7 walks from Sisters Beach West car parking

Anniversary Point Circuit

Goal:Anniversary Point
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:8,000 m
Comment:Take Postmans Track and turn right on Anniversary Bay Track. Continue to beach. Return along beach to signed track up to headland and down to parking.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 221, Number 69, Doone Falls - Anniversary Point

“At the beach there are large areas of sharp rocks in the water.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 32, Number 10, Anniversary Point and Doone Falls

“The beach walking is easy and pleasant”

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Banksia Grove Walk

Goal:Banksia Grove
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:The Wet Cave Point section of the Anniversary Point Circuit. Turn back at the junction to the two caves tracks.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 221, Number 69, Doone Falls - Anniversary Point

“The first stage is steep and gravelly but track conditions soon improve.”

2015, Australian National Parks, New Realm Media, Rocky Cape National Park

“...Banksia Grove, an extensive stand of saw banksias.”

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Broadview Hill walk

Goal:Broadview Hill summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Start up Postmans Track past Banksia Grove Track. Turn right on track to top of Broadview Hill. Return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 32, Number 10, Anniversary Point and Doone Falls

“… providing a broad view indeed.”

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Doone Falls - Anniversary Point circuit

Goal:Doone Falls
Grade:Some steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:10,500 m
Comment:Postmans Track to Anniversary Bay Track. Side track to Doone Falls. Return along beach to signed track up to headland and down to parking.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 32, Number 10, Anniversary Point and Doone Falls

4 hours circuitretrace
“The falls run diagonally and look very brown due to the buttongrass…”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 221, Number 69, Doone Falls - Anniversary Point

4 hours circuitretrace
“The falls are quite a reward for the effort. They are set in fairly dense bushland…”

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Doone Falls walk

Goal:Doone Falls
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Sisters Hills Traverse past Broadview Hill. Right into Anniversary Bay Tk then left into Doone Falls Tk. Return

References

2015, Waterfalls of Tasmania, Jubec Systems and Design, Doone Falls

2 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Doone falls has a discouloured brownish look to it…”

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Lee Archer Cave and Wet Cave 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:Lee Archer Cave
Grade:Very Steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,500 m
Comment:Start on Postmans Track then right on ridge track towards Wet Cove Point. Please respect Aboriginal sites such as these caves by staying out of them.

References

2015, Australian National Parks, New Realm Media, Rocky Cape National Park

“Please do not enter the caves as this would be disrespectful of the Aboriginal community.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 32, Number 10, Anniversary Point and Doone Falls

“Lee Archer Cave is seaward facing”

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Wet Cave Walk

Goal:Wet Cave
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Walk along beach past boat ramp. Row of stakes markes route to path up to cave. Please respect this Aboriginal site and do not enter the cave.Return

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 32, Number 10, Anniversary Point and Doone Falls

“… well above sea level but with a pool of water inside…”

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