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 1,928 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

One Tree Point parking

Latest walk

Raspins Beach walk

Latest change

Updates on Mt Killiecrankie walks

Updated on

2018-05-10

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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Mayfield Beach parking

Nearest Road:Tasman Hwy
Nearest Town:Swansea
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 14′ 32″
Longitude:E 148° 0′ 45″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Side of road
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Park on coast side just south of camping area and convict bridge, at slight bend in roadwhere road is closest to beach.

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Mayfield Beach access

Goal:Mayfield Beach
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:50 m
Return distance:100 m
Comment:Take little foodpad south to Mayfield beach. Return same way.

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 220, Mayfield Beach Tas

“The highway clips the northern end of the beach and then tends inland…”

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 84, Number 5, Mayfield Beach

“It is easiest to walk from Brickfields Beach although there is a small space to pull of the road…”

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Mayfield Point walk from north end of Mayfield Beach

Goal:Mayfield Point
Grade:Flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,200 m
Return distance:2,400 m
Comment:Walk south along Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point (site of old jetty). Return

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 220, Mayfield Beach Tas

“… access to the southern end of the beach along Mayfield Jetty Road.”

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 84, Number 5, Mayfield Beach

“… ruins of the old jetty in the lee of the bluff at the end of the beach”

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Sandy Creek 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:Sandy Creek outflow
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:500 m
Return distance:1,000 m
Comment:Walk south along Mayfield Beach past a few houses in the dunes to Sandy Creek outflow. Return

References

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 220, Mayfield Beach Tas

“The small Sandy Creek backs the centre of the beach”

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 84, Number 5, Mayfield Beach

“Backed by a small partially vegetated row of dunes with farmland behind…”

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