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.

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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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Stumpys Camp No. 4 parking

Nearest Road:Musselroe Rd
Nearest Town:Gladstone
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 40° 53′ 15″
Longitude:E 148° 14′ 16″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Bore water
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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5 walks from Stumpys Camp No. 4 parking

Boulder Point Walk from Stumpys Camp No. 4

Goal:Boulder Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:From parking area, take to the beach and walk south-east to Boulder Point. Retrace route.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 188, Number 58, Cobler Rocks

“The granite outcrops occur as low hills and boulders protruding through dunes.”

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 18, Number 1, Stumpys Bay Beach

“Good clambering rocks around Boulder Point…”

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Cobler Rocks Walk from Stumpys Camp No. 4

Goal:Cobler Rocks
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:6,000 m
Comment:Take inland route to Cobler Rocks via Cray Creek. Return via Beach route

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 188, Number 58, Cobler Rocks

“Coastal beach and heathland”

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Page 4, Number 2, Cobler Rocks Walk

2 hours circuit
“… takes in some of the striking coastline of the Mount William National Park.”

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Cod Bay beach walk from Stumpys 4

Goal:Cod Bay south end
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:7,500 m
Return distance:15,000 m
Comment:Walk Cray Creek track to coast, then south to far end of Cod Bay. Return same way or from Cray Creek continue north around Cobler Rocks-Boulder Point

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 18, Number 1, Stumpys Bay Beach

“… walking across the headland to the coves and the beach south.”

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Mount William (Wukalina) Summit Circuit from Stumpys 4

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 William summit
Grade:Some steep
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:13,000 m
Comment:From Stumpys No 4, follow trail along fenceline and then road to Mt William Track to summit. Return to car park and then alternate circuit route.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 191, Number 59, Mount William

5 hours circuit
“From the peak top, broad views are afforded from granite boulders”

2015, Tastrails, TasTrails, Page 5, Number 2, Mount William

5 hours circuitretrace
“… unique banksia and xanthorrhoea heathland…”

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Stumpy 4 beach access

Goal:Stumpys Beach4
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:175 m
Return distance:350 m
Comment:Follow track along lagoon and then across sand dune to beach. 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 18, Number 1, Stumpys Bay Beach

“… groves of sighing she-oaks around the campsites…”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Mt William National Park Activities

“A day shelter with gas BBQs is found near campground No. 4…”

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