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

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Michael Horton

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2017-08-15

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Dianas Basin Outflow parking area

Nearest Road:Stieglitz Track
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 22′ 14″
Longitude:E 148° 17′ 37″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Type uncertain
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Nearby
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive south from St Helens past Dianas Basin and cross Crockers Arm Bridge. Turn sharp left onto Stieglitz Track. Drive north to end of spit and park in day use area overlooking Dianas Basin outflow.

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6 walks from Dianas Basin Outflow parking area

Dianas Beach access walk

Goal:Dianas Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:Follow footpad seaward to the beach.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 110, Dianas Beach Tas

“… commences at the inlet mouth and extends almost due south for 3.2 km…”

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 39, Number 24, 24 - Dianas Beach and Basin

“… sweeping stretch of exposed shoreline, almost 4km long…”

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Dianas Beach walk north to south

Goal:Paddys Island car park
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk south from Dianas Basin outlet to the Ring Rock - find track to Paddys Island car park.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 110, Dianas Beach TAS

“… extends almost due south for 3.2km to the rock-tied foreland.”

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Dianas Beach walk to northern end

Goal:Cliffs at northern end of Dianas Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk north up beach to where it ends at the rocky cliffs. Return same way.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 110, Dianas Beach Tas

“… commences at the inlet mouth and extends almost due south for 3.2 km…”

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 39, Number 24, 24 - Dianas Beach and Basin

“… sweeping stretch of exposed shoreline, almost 4km long…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 109, Dianas (n) Tas

“… when open, strong tidal currents blow between the two beaches.”

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Maurouard Beach walk south to mid north

Goal:Maurouard Beach parking area
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:5,000 m
Return distance:10,000 m
Comment:Walk north on beach (and over headlands as needed to Maurouard Beach, then after 2km find track over dunes to car park near end of airport

References

Bruce Elder, 2016, Aussie towns, ed., Aussie Towns, Page , Number , St Helens, TAS

2 hours 30 minutes one way pickup
“… the beach, the rocks, the island off the coast and the coastal dunes are a superb way...”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 104, Onion Creek (n) TAS

“… 200m long pocket of sand…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 105, Onion Creek TAS

“… a 250m long beach formed at the mouth of a small valley, with Onion Creek breaking out…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 106, Onion Creek (s1) TAS

“.. A 150m long sandy beach backed by a finger of bedrock which protrudes across the beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 107, Onion Creek (s2) TAS

“… 70m long pocket of sand bordered and backed by rocks together with large rock outcrops…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 108, Onion Creek (s3) TAS

“… extends the final 100m to the southern rocks…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 103, Maurouard Beach TAS

“… curves to the southeast then south in the lee of St Helens Island for 8.5 km”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 109, Dianas (n) TAS

“… extends south of the rocks for 650m to the usually blocked mouth of Dianas Basin…”

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Maurouard Beach walk south to north

Goal:North end Maurouard Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:12,000 m
Return distance:24,000 m
Comment:Walk north, taking the cliff top track above the Onions Beaches and then on Maurouard Beach to North end.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 103, Maurouard Beach Tas

“… curves to the southeast then south in lee of St Helens Island for 8.5km…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 109, Dianas Beach (n) TAS

“… extends south of the rocks for 650m to the usually blocked mouth of Dianas Basin…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 104, Onion Creek (n) TAS

“… 200m long pocket of sand…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 105, Onion Creek TAS

“… a 250m long beach formed at the mouth of a small valley, with Onion Creek breaking out…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 106, Onion Creek (s1) TAS

“.. A 150m long sandy beach backed by a finger of bedrock which protrudes across the beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 107, Onion Creek (s2) TAS

“… 70m long pocket of sand bordered and backed by rocks together with large rock outcrops…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 108, Onion Creek (s3) TAS

“… extends the final 100m to the southern rocks…”

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Onions Creek 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:Onions Creek
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk north on beach then pick up track above the cliffline. Continue on track above beach to Onions Creek. Return.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 109, Dianas Beach (n) TAS

“… extends south of the rocks for 650m to the usually blocked mouth of Dianas Basin…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 104, Onion Creek (n) TAS

“… 200m long pocket of sand…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 105, Onion Creek TAS

“… a 250m long beach formed at the mouth of a small valley, with Onion Creek breaking out…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 106, Onion Creek (s1) TAS

“.. A 150m long sandy beach backed by a finger of bedrock which protrudes across the beach…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 107, Onion Creek (s2) TAS

“… 70m long pocket of sand bordered and backed by rocks together with large rock outcrops…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 108, Onion Creek (s3) TAS

“… extends the final 100m to the southern rocks…”

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