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 1,796 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

Muirs Beach car park

Latest walk

Campbells Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Campbells Beach

Updated on

2017-10-19

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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Low Head Lighthouse parking

Nearest Road:Low Head Rd
Nearest Town:George Town
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 3′ 21″
Longitude:E 146° 47′ 26″
Elevation:20 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:North end of Low Head Rd, just below lighthouse.

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4 walks from Low Head Lighthouse parking

Low Head Circuit

Goal:Low Head
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,750 m
Comment:Start at small gate from car park. Follow path left to Point, and back on west side to Nuns Beach. Return via Penguin Rookery Walk & road.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Low Head Circuit

“Walk must be completed by an hour before sunset to avoid disturbing penguins.”

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Low Head Lighthouse Circuit

Goal:Lighthouse
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:500 m
Comment:Start at small east gate at car park. Follow track curving left around headland and back up to lighthouse . Follow sealed track back to car park.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Low Head Lighthouse

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Low Head Light Station and Pilot Station

“… the remainder of the Light Station is managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service”

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Low Head Lighthouse Walk

Goal:Lighthouse
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:150 m
Return distance:300 m
Comment:Walk up the car park and turn left past information displays. Follow path around to lighthouse and other buildings. Return

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Low Head Lighthouse

“Historic foghorn is activated at noon each Sunday.”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Low Head Light Station and Pilot Station

“The lighthouse is owned and operated by the Australian marine Safety Authority…”

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Low Head to East Beach 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:East Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Start at small east gate at car park. Head SE along shoreline, rockhopping as necessary as there is a coastal fence.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, not published, Low Head Circuit

“Keep outside fenceline”

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