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 1,671 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

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2017-08-21

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Lagoons Beach day parking

Nearest Road:Tasman Hwy
Nearest Town:Bicheno
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 38′ 47″
Longitude:E 148° 17′ 57″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:There are two road entrances to camping area. Follow in to near beach and at northern end for signposted day parking area. Toilets back in camping area.

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6 walks from Lagoons Beach day parking

Hughes Point walk from Lagoons Beach campsite

Goal:Hughes Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,600 m
Return distance:3,200 m
Comment:Walk north along beaches to point. Return.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 129, Hughes Creek (s) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 128, Hughes Creek (n) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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 48, Number 3, 8 - Lagoon Beach

“Dramatic and expansive sweep of curving cream colour sand…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 127, Hughes Point (s) Tas

“Highly hazardous”

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Lagoons Beach Access walk

Goal:Lagoons Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:150 m
Return distance:300 m
Comment:Follow signed track out to beach. Keep off conservation area on sandhills please.

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 48, Number 3, 8 - Lagoon Beach

retrace route
“… a short walkway through dunes to the beach.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 129, Hughes Creek (s) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Lagoons Beach Lagoon walk

Goal:Lagoons Beach Lagoon
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,000 m
Comment:Follow signed track out to beach. Turn right to lagoon outflow. Follow up beach and track beside lagoon. Return via footpad to campground and road.

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 48, Number 3, 8 - Lagoon Beach

“Great paddling opportunities in the lagoons.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 130, Lagoons Beach (n) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Lagoons Beach to Piccaninny Point walk

Goal:Piccaninny Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:6,000 m
Return distance:12,000 m
Comment:Walk south on beach to Piccaninny Point. 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 48, Number 3, 8 - Lagoon Beach

“Dramatic and expansive sweep of curving cream coloured ocean shoreline of over 5km in length.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 132, Piccaninny Point Tas

“Highly Hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 131, Lagoons Beach (s) Tas

“Moderately Hazardous”

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Lagoons Beach walk to rocks at north end of beach

Goal:Rocks at north end of Lagoons Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk north to end of 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 48, Number 3, 8 - Lagoon Beach

“… curving cream-coloured ocean shoreline…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 128, Hughes Creek (n) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 129, Hughes Creek (s) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Little Lagoon Rocks 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:Little Lagoon Rocks
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Walk north on beach to rocks just past Little Lagoon outflow. 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 48, Number 3, 8 - Lagoon Beach

“…rips the length of the surf zone, so swimming with great care.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 129, Hughes Creek (s) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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