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.

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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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2017-08-15

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Stumpys Camp No. 3 parking

Nearest Road:Musselroe Rd
Nearest Town:Gladstone
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 40° 52′ 44″
Longitude:E 148° 13′ 48″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Water:Bore water
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:No access

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4 walks from Stumpys Camp No. 3 parking

Cape Naturaliste walk via Stumpys Beach No. 3

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:Cape Naturaliste
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:From Stumpys No.3 north to the Cape and 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

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“A stunning curved sweep of glistening white sandy shoreline…”

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Cobler Rocks Walk from Stumpys Camp No. 3

Goal:Cobler Rocks
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:8,000 m
Comment:From Stumpys 4 head south on Cobler Rocks Track around lagoon then 2.5km to coast. Turn left to follow beach to Cobler rocks then follow coast back.

References

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

3 hours circuit
“Coastal beach and heathland”

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Cobler Rocks walk on fire trail both ways

Goal:Cobler Rocks
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,250 m
Return distance:6,500 m
Comment:Follow fire trail parallel to coast through to the coast. Walk south around small point to view Cod Bay. Return same route.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Cobler Rocks

2 hours retrace route
“… a fire trail that undulates gently through coastal heath…”

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Stumpy 3 beach access

Goal:Stumpys Beach3
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Short track through dunes from camping area 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

retrace route
“… the heat and white glare of the beach…”

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

retrace route
“… beautiful white beaches…”

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