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 1,679 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

2017-08-24

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Petal Point parking

Nearest Road:Petal Point Rd
Nearest Town:Gladstone
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 40° 46′ 36″
Longitude:E 147° 56′ 58″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None

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6 walks from Petal Point parking

Boobyalla Beach walk

Goal:Ringarooma River
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:11,000 m
Return distance:22,000 m
Comment:From Petal Point along Boobyalla Beach to outlet of Ringarooma River. Retun along beach or on 4WD track beside 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 15, Number 1, Boobyalla Beach

retrace route
“A 9km sweep of north-facing yellow sand shoreline…”

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Home Beach Access walk

Goal:Home Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk the length of Lemons Beach, then over the headland to Home Beach. 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 15, Number 1, Home Beach

2 hours retrace route
“The water conditions here are slightly more vigorous…”

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Home Beach walk

Goal:Home Beach north end
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk the length of Lemons Beach, then over the headland and then walk the length of Home Beach. 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 15, Number 1, Home Beach

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Lemons Beach access walk

Goal:Lemons Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:From parking area, a short track to the wide beach. Beach length is about 2km. Turn back at your convenience.

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 14, Number 1, Lemons Beach, Petal Point

1 hour retrace route
“… a 2km stretch of curving sandy shore…”

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Lemons Headland Walk

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:Lemons Headland
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,200 m
Return distance:4,400 m
Comment:Walk the length of the beach and explore Lemons Headland. 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 14, Number 1, Lemons Beach, Petal Point

retrace route
“… a 2km stretch of curving sandy shore…”

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Petal Point walk

Goal:Boobyalla Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:From car park around Petal Point to Boobyalla Beach. Return same way, or along 4-WD track

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 15, Number 1, Boobyalla Beach

1 hour retrace route
“Lovely walk to the beach along headlands through coastal heath, interesting rocks and sandy areas…”

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