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 Elephant parking

Nearest Road:Skeleton Bay Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 15′ 28″
Longitude:E 148° 20′ 15″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:Continue on Skeleton Point Road past lookout, Turn left at second intersection from there and park at end of road by picnic area,

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2 walks from Little Elephant parking

Little Elephant 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:Little Elephant
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:600 m
Comment:Walk back road to T junction. Turn right to end of roadthen on track to join Coastal track by Little Elephant. Return up Coastal track to picnic area.

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 26, Number 2, 3 - Grants Point, Humbug Recreation Area

“… lovely coastal walks across heath and through bush.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Skeleton Bay to Dora Point

“… scenic rocky coastline…”

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Little Elephant Picnic Area

Goal:Little Elephant Picnic Area
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:25 m
Return distance:50 m
Comment:Picnic area is beside the car park and close to the rocky point.

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 26, Number 2, 3 - Grants Point, Humbug Recreation Area

“Picnic area on little promontory looking out to sea with its own 180 degree views…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Skeleton Bay to Dora Point

“It can be shortened by using road access to … Little Elephant …”

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