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 1,792 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

Upper Cam Falls parking

Latest walk

Winterbrook Rainforest Loop track end

Latest change

Updating Winterbrook

Updated on

2017-10-14

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

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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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Skeleton Point Lookout parking

Nearest Road:Skeleton Bay Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 15′ 6″
Longitude:E 148° 19′ 46″
Elevation:10 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Continue Main Rd onto Skeleton Point Rd round to Skeleton Rock Lookout

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3 walks from Skeleton Point Lookout parking

Skeleton Point Lookout

Goal:Skeleton Point Lookout
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:50 m
Comment:Walk to highest point with good views.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Skeleton Bay to Dora Point

“The coast here is rocky with small islands and boulders jutting out of the water.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, 28 - Skeleton Bay

“With a good northeast swell the waves can be spectacular.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, 28 - Skeleton Bay

“… emerge onto the rock platform adjacent to Skeleton Rocks”

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Skeleton Point Lookout to Skeleton Beach walk

Goal:Skeleton Cove
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:1,500 m
Return distance:3,000 m
Comment:Walk down from lookout towards point. Take track left along coast to Skeleton Cove parking.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Skeleton Bay to Dora Point

“With a good north-east swell the waves can be spectacular.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 68, Number 28, 28 - Skeleton Bay

“A short level walk adjacent to a rocky coastline.”

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Skeleton Point walk from Lookout

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:Skeleton Point
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:From lookout walk down track to point near Skeleton Rock. Return.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 70, Number 29, 29 - Skeleton Bay to Dora Point

“A short path continues north to the point proper (a worthwhile 10 minutes return)…”

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