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 1,797 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

Hepbourn Point Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Hepbourn Point Beach

Updated on

2017-10-20

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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Penguin Car Park at Low Head

Nearest Road:Low Head Rd
Nearest Town:George Town
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 3′ 32″
Longitude:E 146° 47′ 30″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Approaching from the south, it is just on the crest of the rise before the lighthouse, along the left side of the road.

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2 walks from Penguin Car Park at Low Head

Low Head Penguin Tours

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:Penguin Viewing Platform
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Tour groups only from 1 hour prior to sunset. Meet guide at gate. Tour 60-90 minutes.

References

Low Head Penguin Tours, 2016, Welcome to Low Head Penguin Tours, Penguin Tours Tasmania, Low Head Penguin Tours

“The number of penguins you will see will vary depending on the season.”

Walker Designs, 2014, Provincial Tamar Website, George Town Municipality, Low Head Penguin Tours - Low Head

1 hour 30 minutes retrace route
“… get up close and personal with the Little Blue Penguins…”

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Nuns Beach Access Walk

Goal:Nuns Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:During daylight hours, prior to one hour before penguin arrival, visitors can access the area through the Penguin Tour gate.

References

Low Head Penguin Tours, 2016, Welcome to Low Head Penguin Tours, Penguin Tours Tasmania, Low Head Penguin Tours

“The pristine beach faces Bass Strait…”

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