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

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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Blowhole Road car park

Nearest Road:Blowhole Rd
Nearest Town:Blackmans Bay
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 59′ 59″
Longitude:E 147° 19′ 40″
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:Turn east onto Algona Rd from roundabout at junction of Channel Hwy and Southern Outlet. Right into Roslyn Ave, left into Pearsall Ave, left at beach, to Blowhole Rd. Park.

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2 walks from Blowhole Road car park

Blowhole at Blackmans Bay

Goal:Blackmans Bay Blowhole
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Follow path north to the end of Talone Rd. Blowhole is inland of cliff face. Return same way.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Blowhole Track

“The track crosses the road and continues around the wooded coastal headland past the blowhole.”

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Mary Knoll Reserve 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:Top end of creek walk
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Walk up beside creek along Blowhole Rd to end of park. Return.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Blowhole Track

“...the last stand of black gums in Blackmans Bay.”

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