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 1,870 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks 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.

What are the latest additions?

Latest car park

Cressy Beach parking

Latest walk

Cressy Beach loop walk

Latest change

The beaches south of Swansea

Updated on

2017-12-08

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

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Beecraft Pt Parking

Nearest Road:Johnsons Beach Rd
Nearest Town:Penguin
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 41° 6′ 31″
Longitude:E 146° 4′ 11″
Elevation:3 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Penguin Main Rd, drive NW aand veer right into Johnsons Beach Rd. Turn right into car park by skate ramp and scout hall.

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2 walks from Beecraft Pt Parking

Penguin Nut 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:Beecraft Point
Grade:Flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:300 m
Comment:Follow miniature railway right and around the "Nut" on sealed path. Cross short lawn to roadway to continue back to start. Or reverse to return to car

References

One-off references, Johnsons Beach Reserve Master Plan

“The Penguin Miniature Railway also has its home at this location.”

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Penguin Nut Summit walk

Goal:Penguin Nut picnic table
Grade:Moderate
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:100 m
Return distance:200 m
Comment:Stairs at western end of scout hall. At top, short rough track left and circuit track to right to take in views. Picnic table and mown grass. Return.

References

One-off references, Johnsons Beach Reserve Master Plan

“There is a timber staircase provided on the easter side of the 'Nut' near the scout hall…”

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