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 1,843 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

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

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

Maps

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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Sarah Island Wharf

Nearest Road:Esplanade
Nearest Town:Strahan
Locality:West Coast
Latitude:S 42° 23′ 21″
Longitude:E 145° 26′ 55″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:No road
Car Park:Landing
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Walks start from either of the modern jetties on Sarah Island. It is an island, and if you don’t have your own water transport, take a regular cruise or charter a boat from one of the local companies.
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2 walks from Sarah Island Wharf

Sarah Island long 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:Flagstaff site
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:2,250 m
Comment:Take all the paths on the island, including the long path to the NE end where the flagstaff used to be. Return to jetty.

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Sarah Island Visitors Guide

“… allowing visitors to walk around the ruins of the settlement”

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Sarah Island short walk

Goal:Sarah Island settlement
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:700 m
Comment:Walk circuit around the settlement area and back to wharf

References

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Services Website, P&WS, Sarah Island Visitors Guide

“… allowing visitors to walk around the ruins of the settlement”

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