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 1,870 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

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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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Point Meredith parking

Nearest Road:River and Rocks Rd
Nearest Town:Coles Bay
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 4′ 35″
Longitude:E 148° 12′ 30″
Elevation:3 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Coles Bay Rd turn SW into River and Rocks Rd. Continue past right-angle bend to right and to the end. At shack community, drive slowly and with care through to the end to public parking by shore.

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4 walks from Point Meredith parking

Pelican Bay walk from Point Meredith

Goal:Pelican Bay
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:Follow shoreline north, along track to point. If water is low, it is possible to walk on sand or paddle.

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 72, Number 4, 16 - Moultin Lagoon

“… pleasant small sandy beach … walks alng the lagoon edge into Pelican Bay”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Moulting Lagoon game Reserve

“No formal walking tracks exist in the reserve”

One-off references, Freycinet Adventures - Moulting Lagoon

“… at the end of Flacks Rd… an interpretation sign plus a short walk to Pelican Rocks.”

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Point Meredith to Buckleys Rocks

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:Buckleys Rocks
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:2,400 m
Return distance:4,800 m
Comment:Walk from Point Meredith to Buckleys Rocks on the beach if tide is low.

References

One-off references, The east coast - Tasmania 21 March 2015

“From Sandpiper beach you could walk the flat, sandy coastline…”

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 72, Number 4, 15 - Sandpiper Beach

“… the water in the channel flows strongly and gets deep very quickly”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Moulting Lagoon game Reserve

“No formal walking tracks exist in the reserve”

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Point Meredith to south end of Sandpiper Beach

Goal:South End Sandpiper Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:5,250 m
Return distance:10,500 m
Comment:Not suitable for high water conditions. Follow shoreline for full length of Sandpiper Beach

References

One-off references, The east coast - Tasmania 21 March 2015

“From Sandpiper beach you could walk the flat, sandy coastline…”

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 72, Number 4, 15 - Sandpiper Beach

“A great spot with lots on offer”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Moulting Lagoon game Reserve

“No formal walking tracks exist in the reserve”

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Point Meredith walk

Goal:Point Meredith
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:150 m
Comment:Check out the point but beware of location of the channel which passes close to the point.

References

One-off references, The east coast - Tasmania 21 March 2015

“From Sandpiper beach you could walk the flat, sandy coastline…”

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 72, Number 4, 16 - Moultin Lagoon

“… pleasant small sandy beach … walks alng the lagoon edge into Pelican Bay”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Moulting Lagoon game Reserve

“No formal walking tracks exist in the reserve”

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