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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Waterloo Point car park

Nearest Road:Esplanade
Nearest Town:Swansea
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 42° 7′ 37″
Longitude:E 148° 4′ 60″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Tasman Highway in Swansea, turn towards coast into Wellington Road or Julia Street. At end, turn left up Esplanade and park at the end - near the golf course.

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3 walks from Waterloo Point car park

Schouten Beach access

Goal:Schouten Beach
Grade:Moderate
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:10 m
Return distance:40 m
Comment:From car park, walk down to beach.

References

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 80, Number 5, 4 Schouten Beach

“Narrow shore with a strip of shingle above the beach.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 197, Schouten House Beach Tas

“the main swimming and surfing beach at Swansea.”

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Schouten Beach from north to south

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:Schouten boat ramp
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:900 m
Return distance:1,800 m
Comment:From Waterloo Point car park, walk south along beach to car park near Gordong St boat ramp.

References

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 80, Number 5, 4 Schouten Beach

“Narrow shore with a strip of shingle above the beach.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, Surf Life Saving Australia, Number 197, Schouten House Beach Tas

“the main swimming and surfing beach at Swansea.”

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Waterloo Point walk

Goal:Waterloo Point
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:250 m
Return distance:500 m
Comment:From car park, walk up track around shoreline to the point. Return to car.

References

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 79, Number 5, 3 Waterloo Beach

“… a particularly scenic and pleasant walk…”

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, 60 Great Short Walks Tasmania, Website, Number 57, Loon.tite.ter.mair.re.le.hoin.er.

“… stunning coastal scenery”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, Explore Australia, Page 162, Number 49, Swansea

“Coast and historic village”

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