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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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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Coalmines Air Shaft parking

Nearest Road:Coalmines Rd
Nearest Town:Nubeena
Locality:Tasman Peninsula
Latitude:S 42° 58′ 52″
Longitude:E 147° 42′ 48″
Elevation:50 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Side of road
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table

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2 walks from Coalmines Air Shaft parking

Mount Stewart Circuit Walk

Goal:Plunkett Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:6,700 m
Comment:Climb Mt Stewart, then back to track, east to road, circuit ruins and back past main mine shaft.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 124, Number 22, Mount Stewart - Coal Mines Circuit

2 hours 15 minutes retrace route
“Convict history is well interpreted.”

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Mount Stewart 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:Mount Stewart summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Follow sign to Air Shaft, then generally northward to top of Mt Stewart. Return to car same way.

References

Peter and Shirley Storey, 1996, Peninsula Tracks - 35 walks in and around the proposed Tasman National Park, 1st ed., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Page 16, Number 6, Mount Stewart

1 hour retrace route
“Grade - family”

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 124, Number 22, Mount Stewart - Coal Mines Circuit

“… barely discernable foundations of a former semaphore station”

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