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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Scamander Southside parking area

Nearest Road:Tasman HWY
Nearest Town:Scamander
Locality:East Coast
Latitude:S 41° 27′ 46″
Longitude:E 148° 15′ 51″
Elevation:5 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Sealed
Toilets:Flush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Shelter
Comment:Picnic area on south side of bridge, coast side of road.

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3 walks from Scamander Southside parking area

Dune Street circuit

Goal:Dune St Track end
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:1,750 m
Comment:Walk south on Dune St. From end, continue south on track. At junction, veer east across wetlands to beach. Return along beach and up river bank.

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 43, Number 3, 3 - Steels Beach

“Attractive sweeping stretch of ocean beach.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 115, Steels Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Scamander circuit walk

Goal:South end Scamander Walk
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:3,500 m
Comment:Walk south on Dune St. From end, continue south on track. Veer east round then follow track south. Return on 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 43, Number 3, 3 - Steels Beach

“Attractive sweeping stretch of ocean beach.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 115, Steels Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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Steels Beach Access Track

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:Steels Beach, north end
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:200 m
Return distance:400 m
Comment:Take short track down along edge of river to the sand. Return same way or on loop track a little further south.

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 43, Number 3, 3 - Steels Beach

“Attractive sweeping stretch of ocean beach.”

Nano Solutions, 2016, Beachsafe, ed., Surf Life Saving Australia, Page , Number 115, Steels Beach Tas

“Moderately hazardous”

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