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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Sandpiper Beach parking in Meika Place

Nearest Road:Meika Place
Nearest Town:Coles Bay
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 6′ 21″
Longitude:E 148° 14′ 41″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Coles Bay Rd, turn into Swannick via Hazards View Drive. After 500m, turn left into Meika Place.

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2 walks from Sandpiper Beach parking in Meika Place

Sandpiper Beach (south end) north to Point Meredith

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:Point Meredith
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:5,250 m
Return distance:10,500 m
Comment:Not suitable for high water conditions. Follow shoreline for full length of Sandpiper Beach

References

One-off references, The east coast - Tasmania 21 March 2015

“From Sandpiper beach you could walk the flat, sandy coastline…”

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 72, Number 4, 15 - Sandpiper Beach

“A great spot with lots on offer”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Moulting Lagoon game Reserve

“No formal walking tracks exist in the reserve”

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Sandpiper Beach south access

Goal:Sandpiper Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:150 m
Return distance:300 m
Comment:Park in Meika Place where available. Walk down around corner to end of cul-de-sac and follow track to beach. Return same way.

References

One-off references, The east coast - Tasmania 21 March 2015

“From Sandpiper beach you could walk the flat, sandy coastline…”

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 72, Number 4, 15 - Sandpiper Beach

“The main section of the beach can also be reached by two other longer walkways.”

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