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

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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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2017-08-24

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Four Mile Creek Parking area (north)

Nearest Road:Tasman HWY
Nearest Town:Scamander
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 32′ 43″
Longitude:E 148° 16′ 57″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Parking area on sea side of Tasman Highway just north of intersection with Four Mile Creek Road.

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7 walks from Four Mile Creek Parking area (north)

Four Mile Beach walk to Mariposa Beach

Goal:Mariposa Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk around on the rocks heading north to Mariposa Beach parking area for pick up, or return from any point you wish.

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 44, Number 3, 4 - Mariposa Beach

“Exploration of the boulder beach also likely to be an attraction.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 122, Four Mile Creek Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 121, Mariposa (s) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 120, Mariposa Beach Tas

“Highly hazardous”

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Four Mile Creek Beach northern access walk

Goal:Four Mile Creek Beach north end
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Take marked track down to beach from car park. Return same way.

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 45, Number 3, 5 - Four Mile Creek

“Attractive white sandy beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 122, Four Mile Creek Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Four Mile Creek Beach walk north to south

Goal:Four Mile Creek Beach southern end
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,700 m
Return distance:3,400 m
Comment:Walk south on beach to playground car park for pickup, or 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 45, Number 3, 5 - Four Mile Creek

“Backed by low dunes and bordered by low rocky points at both ends…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 122, Four Mile Creek Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Four Mile Creek Long Obelisk Circuit walk

Goal:Obelisk track end
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:700 m
Comment:Walk north outside road barrier on track past obelisk to end of track. Descend to rocks and return to car park via beach.

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 45, Number 3, 5 - Four Mile Creek

“… low rocky point…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 122, Four Mile Creek Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Four Mile Creek Lookout

Goal:Lookout
Grade:Flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:10 m
Comment:Lookout at car park, with information boards.

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 45, Number 3, 5 - Four Mile Creek

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Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 122, Four Mile Creek Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Four Mile Creek Obelisk Circuit 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:Obelisk
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:350 m
Comment:Walk north outside road barrier on track to obelisk. Continue on to descend to rocks and return via beach to car park

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 45, Number 3, 5 - Four Mile Creek

“Exposed aspect…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 122, Four Mile Creek Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Lumera Creek walk at Four Mile Creek Beach

Goal:Lumera Creek outflow
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Take track down to beach, and walk right along beach (about 150m) to the outflow of Lumera Creek. 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 45, Number 3, 5 - Four Mile Creek

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Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 122, Four Mile Creek Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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