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

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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

Latest update

2017-08-15

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Denison Beach North car park

Nearest Road:Tasman Hwy
Nearest Town:Bicheno
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 48′ 24″
Longitude:E 148° 15′ 47″
Elevation:5 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:About 1km north of Denison Rivulet Bridge, on sea side of highway.

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4 walks from Denison Beach North car park

Denison Beach from North to Middle access tracks

Goal:Denison Middle Beach access
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk from Denison Beach North access to Middle access

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 51, Number 3, 11 - Denison Beach

retrace route
“A beach that you are not likely to have to share with too many others.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Denison Beach (N) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Denison Beach North to Douglas River walk

Goal:Douglas River Outflow
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,000 m
Return distance:6,000 m
Comment:Walk north from Denison Beach north access to outflow of Douglas River. 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 51, Number 3, 11 - Denison Beach

retrace route
“It's not visible from the road though this runs close to the shoreline.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Denison Beach (N) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , The Porches Tas

“Highly hazardous”

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Denison North Access Track

Goal:Denison North beach
Grade:Some steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:60 m
Return distance:120 m
Comment:Follow footpad over sandhills to beach. 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 51, Number 3, 11 - Denison Beach

retrace route
“… a bank of thick coastal vegetation and low dunes…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Denison Beach (N) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Porch Rocks walk from Denison Beach North access

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:Porch Rocks
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,500 m
Return distance:5,000 m
Comment:Walk out to beach, turn left and walk about 2.5km up the beach to reach the rocks. 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 51, Number 3, 11 - Denison Beach

“… a bank of thick coastal vegetation and low dunes…”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , Denison Beach (N) Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number , The Porches Tas

“Highly hazardous”

, , Touring Tasmania, ed., , Page , Number , The Porches - Denison Beach

1 hour retrace route
“A 30 minute walk north along the beach are Porch Rocks and the formations known as the Porches.”

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