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 1,797 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

Muirs Beach car park

Latest walk

Hepbourn Point Beach walk from Coles Bay

Latest change

Back on east coast beach walks - Hepbourn Point Beach

Updated on

2017-10-20

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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Richardsons Beach South car park

Nearest Road:Freycinet Drive
Nearest Town:Coles Bay
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 8′ 2″
Longitude:E 148° 18′ 10″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive south to last car park before Freycinet Lodge

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3 walks from Richardsons Beach South car park

Coles Bay Circuit

Goal:Muirs Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:6,500 m
Comment:Walk along Richardsons Beach, foreshore of Coles Bay then back through the town and down beach again

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 16, Number 1, Coles Bay Circuit

3 hours circuit
“Mix of beach, footpaths and optional coastal rockhopping”

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Richardsons Beach southern access

Goal:Richardsons Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Follow path west down to beach. Return

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Richardsons Beach

“… Curves for 1 km to the north…”

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 61, Number 4, 4 - Richardsons Beach

“… in a beautiful setting which is often sheltered from the prevailing wind.”

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 61, Number 4, 4 - Richardsons Beach

“An attractive 1 km stretch of yellow sandy shoreline…”

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Richardsons Beach walk one way

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:Richardsons Beach north end
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:Walk north on beach to little rocky outcrop. Follow track inland on south side of Ranger Creek to car park.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Richardsons Beach

“… Curves for 1 km to the north…”

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 61, Number 4, 4 - Richardsons Beach

“An attractive 1 km stretch of yellow sandy shoreline…”

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