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

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2017-08-15

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Weymouth Beach Access Car Park

Nearest Road:Short St
Nearest Town:Weymouth
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 0′ 48″
Longitude:E 147° 8′ 50″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Tank
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:No access
Shelter:Nearby
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Left at Smith St, right at Short St to Beach Access car park.

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5 walks from Weymouth Beach Access Car Park

Pillow Lava 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:Pillow Lava rocks
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:Walk from car park along foreshore track to old boat ramp. Rocks are just west of boat ramp on the beach. May be underwater at high tide. Return.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , Pillow Lava

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Weymouth Beach Walk

Goal:Mouth of Pipers River
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk along beach to river mouth. Return. Best at low tide.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , WeymouthBeach

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“Sandy beach walk to mouth of Pipers River”

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Weymouth Circuit Track

Goal:Pipers River boat ramp
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk up Smith St to Telstra exchange on Major St, walking track to sports ground, river bank track to boat ramp, track through bush west to carpark

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , WeymouthCircuit

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“Circuit of East Weymouth”

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Weymouth Coastal Track

Goal:Trevor St boat ramp
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,250 m
Return distance:2,500 m
Comment:Can be done one way, with pick up at boat ramp. Or explore the coastal rocks and coves one way with fossicking opportunities.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , WeymouthCoast

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“Pleasant coastal walk through sheltering bush and with views over rocks out to sea and”

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Weymouth Fossicking Area

Goal:Fossicking area limit
Grade:Some steep
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:4,200 m
Comment:It is possible to park at the old boat ramp or at the new boat ramp but there are no facilities there.

References

Mineral Resources Tasmania, , Fossicking Areas, ed., Tasmanian Department of State Growth, Page 11, Number , Weymouth Fossicking Area

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“Because of the coastal location tiday charts may need to be consulted”

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