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

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

Latest update

2017-08-21

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Mariposa Beach parking

Nearest Road:Tasman HWY
Nearest Town:Scamander
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 31′ 22″
Longitude:E 148° 16′ 45″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Park on sea side of highway, near end of fence.

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4 walks from Mariposa Beach parking

Mariposa Beach Access walk

Goal:Mariposa Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Follow marked track down to the beach. Return same way.

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 44, Number 3, 4 - Mariposa Beach

“… the sand is soft so it's easier to walk just above the waterline.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 120, Mariposa Beach Tas

“Highly hazardous”

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Mariposa Beach walk to Falmouth

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:Falmourth
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:Walk north along Mariposa Beach. Continue on the rocks 4km to Falmouth. Around Henderson Pt, follow 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 44, Number 3, 4 - Mariposa Beach

“…the small holiday resort of Falmouth.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 120, Mariposa Beach Tas

“Highly hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 119, Mariposa Point Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 118, Falmouth (s3) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 117, Falmouth (s2) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 116, Falmouth (s1) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Mariposa Beach walk to Four Mile Creek Beach

Goal:Four Mile Creek Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Follow marked track down to beach. Walk right along the beach. Continue on rocks through to northern end of Four Mile Creek 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 44, Number 3, 4 - Mariposa Beach

“To the south there is a long strip of mostly boulder beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 122, Four Mile Creek Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 121, Mariposa (s) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 120, Mariposa Beach Tas

“Highly hazardous”

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Mariposa Point walk

Goal:Mariposa Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Follow marked track down to beach, turn left and walk to the rocky 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 44, Number 3, 4 - Mariposa Beach

“… a smooth rock headland to the north…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 120, Mariposa Beach Tas

“Highly hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 119, Mariposa Point Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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