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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Little Beach Day Parking

Nearest Road:Little Beach Rd
Nearest Town:Bicheno
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 37′ 35″
Longitude:E 148° 18′ 44″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Turn east near Little Beach Creek (narrow entrance just south of bridge). Veer right at road junction and park at end of road.

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5 walks from Little Beach Day Parking

Hughes Point walk from Little Beach

Goal:Hughes Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Walk out to south head of Little Beach. Follow coast south the Hughes Point and 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 47, Number 3, 7 - Little Beach

“Short walks on both headlands…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 126, Little Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Little Beach Access walk

Goal:Little Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Follow foot track down to 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 47, Number 3, 7 - Little Beach

“A very pleasant, secluded spot to stay put for a little while.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 126, Little Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Little Beach Circuit 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:Creek outflow on Little Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:750 m
Comment:Walk out along southern edge of beach to shoreline. Walk north near water's edge to outflow. Return along creek to car park.

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 47, Number 3, 7 - Little Beach

“An attractive deeply inset sandy cove…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 126, Little Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Little Beach Red Rock walk

Goal:Red Rock
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk out beach to northern head. Rock hop along to Red Rock Point (1km). 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 47, Number 3, 7 - Little Beach

“Short walks on both headlands from the beach.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 126, Little Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Little Beach South Head walk

Goal:South Head at Little Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:320 m
Return distance:640 m
Comment:Take track south (marked by post at car park). Turn left before fence. Do not go through fence - that is private land. Follow fence out to headland.

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 47, Number 3, 7 - Little Beach

“There's a track aong the top of south headland… though this can be overgrown.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 126, Little Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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