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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Long Beach Reserve parking

Nearest Road:Long Point Rd
Nearest Town:Sandy Bay
Locality:Hobart
Latitude:S 42° 54′ 37″
Longitude:E 147° 21′ 20″
Elevation:5 m
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Mains tap
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table
Comment:From Sandy Bay Rd into Long Point Rd. Park near Long Beach Reserve. Toilet block on corner of Beach Rd.

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3 walks from Long Beach Reserve parking

Long Point to Alexandra Battery via Blinking Billy

Goal:Alexandra Battery
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,200 m
Return distance:2,400 m
Comment:Walk along beach and track to Blinking Billy, up road and across to Alexandra Battery.

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Sandy Bay Foreshore

“Short walk along the shore…”

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Nutgrove Circuit Walk

Goal:Sandy Bay Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,600 m
Comment:Recommended to park in Long Point Rd to start circuit. Sandown Ave, Elma Rd, Nugrove Ave, Sandy Bay Rd, steps west of school to beach. Foreshore back.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2007, More Family Walks around Hobart (Fully Revised), Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 20, Number 4, 4 - Nutgrove Circuit

45 minutes circuit
“This walk is especially enjoyable on summer evenings…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1994, More Family Walks around Hobart, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 18, Number 3, 3 - Nutgrove Circuit

45 minutes circuit
“A beach and park walk, particularly attractive on”

Cowirrie - report from recent visit, Cowirrie, Nutgrove Circuit

“Map locations have been ammended to avoid parking in Sandy Bay Road. Just begin circuit at park.”

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Sandy Bay Foreshore walk to Blinking Billy

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:Long Point
Grade:Flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:600 m
Return distance:1,200 m
Comment:Walk along beach and track to Blinking Billy and return

References

Greater Hobart Trails, Derwent Estuary Program, Sandy Bay Foreshore

“Short walk along the shore…”

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