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 1,666 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

2017-08-15

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Native Point (Windemere) parking

Nearest Road:Windemere Rd
Nearest Town:Launceston
Locality:North
Latitude:S 41° 18′ 31″
Longitude:E 146° 58′ 43″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Narrow unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Stream
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:At Windemere Rd sweeping bend, turn briefly into Woodlawn Rd then SW through gate for Native Point. Continue to track end at shore for parking.

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4 walks from Native Point (Windemere) parking

Crescent Shore walk

Goal:Crescent Shore
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Walk back road about 100m to slight bend right. Find track left to clearing. Follow pad north to near shoreline, in northerly direction. Return.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , Native Point (Windemere)

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“To find start of track, identify long fallen tree trunk which points to gap in bracken on east side.”

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Native Point bracken 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:Big tree on ridge
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:On east side of car park, find trodden track through bracken down old ditch. Turn right out of ditch. Follow red tags through bracken up ridge to tree

References

, , One-off references, ed., , Page 36, Number , E06 - Native Point p32

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“Track is to a point used to take a transect.”

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Native Point (Windemere)

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“From tree, easy route clear of bracken down to shoreline. No tags.”

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Native Point (Windemere)

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“To find start of track, identify long fallen tree trunk which points to gap in bracken on east side.”

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Native Point loop walk at Windemere

Goal:Crescent Shore
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Backtrack from car park on road for 650m then veer left onto track. At north boundary of reserve, follow fenceline SE to road. Walk back south to car.

References

, , Cowirrie - report from recent visit, ed., Cowirrie, Page , Number , Native Point (Windemere)

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“All drivable with 4WD but a pleasant walk”

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Native Point Shingle

Goal:Shingle Shoreline
Grade:Flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:50 m
Comment:Explore around car park and down to shoreline (depending on tide, there is nice small shingle). Pleasant picnic spot.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , Native Point (Windemere)

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“At low tide, it is possible to walk on the shingle for a little way around the shoreline.”

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