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 1,679 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

2017-08-24

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Mussel Rock Boat Ramp parking

Nearest Road:Victoria Parade
Nearest Town:Devonport
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 41° 10′ 31″
Longitude:E 146° 21′ 44″
Elevation:5 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:Beware parking on weekends in this car park - large fines apply. It is advised to park across the street to avoid the very active parking inspectors.

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1 walk from Mussel Rock Boat Ramp parking

Mussell Rock Harbour Walk from Mussel Rock Pt to Mersey River western pontoon

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:Mersey River Pontoon (west side)
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:From Mussel Rock Point to the pontoon that services the cross-river Ferry. Walkers can cross here to access the coastal path that continues east.

References

, , Welcome to Devonport City Council, ed., Devonport City Council, Page , Number , Mussel Rock Harbour Walk

9 minutes one way pickup
“Between Victoria Parade and Mersey River pontoon”

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