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 1,679 of an estimated 3,000 published day walks 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.

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

Latest update

2017-08-24

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Sloop Reef Bluff parking

Nearest Road:Sloop Reef Rd
Nearest Town:St Helens
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 12′ 37″
Longitude:E 148° 16′ 58″
Elevation:30 m
Fee:No charge
Management:P&WS
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:Type uncertain
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Drive north on Gardens Rd to Sloop Reef campsite. Drive in and through to end of road at Eastern end of bluff.

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2 walks from Sloop Reef Bluff parking

Seaton Tramway Track

Goal:Big Lagoon
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:3,750 m
Return distance:7,500 m
Comment:Walk east out to point, then north on rocks to old jetty site. Walk tramway track inland to Gardens Rd. 800m past bridge, veer left to near lagoon.

References

Cowirrie, 2015, Walks known to Cowirrie and not yet sourced, ed., not published, Page , Number , Seaton Tramway Track

“Gardens Road is built on old tramway track for about 1km near Sloop Lagoon.”

, , Tasmanian Beaches, ed., , Page , Number , To Sloop Point

“… A well made contour path, which I later discovered was an old tramway track.”

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Sloop Point 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:Sloop Reef Bluff
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:220 m
Return distance:440 m
Comment:Walk east along track to the point. Return.

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 31, Number 2, 13 - Sloop Reef Cove

“Headland exploration walks over the rocks…”

, , Tasmanian Beaches, ed., , Page , Number , To Sloop Point

“It has a fantastic rock pool, deep and clear and private, suspended above the ocean…”

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